Only arriving in the United States a few hours ago, Matildas defender Laura Alleway knows how important the match against the USA is for the team ahead of the World Cup.
The Matildas face the top-ranked USA in Colorado next Thursday (local time) as part of their preparation for France.
For Australia, they are coming off a successful Cup of Nations campaign, where they were undefeated against Argentina, Korea Republic and New Zealand.
"I think we made massive strides in terms of our positivity and now on ball performances," Alleway said.
"I think that we just want to grow from there, keep on aiming higher, to possess the ball and get as many passes as we can each match.
"We're really focusing on ourselves and I really liked that about Ante's style and I think it's going to be no different going into the US game."
The tournament on home soil allowed the Matildas to come together with Ante Milicic for the first time after his appointment as head coach in February.
There were many positives to take away from the Cup of Nations but also the side will look to continue working on the technical aspect of their game after Milicic brought in a different game style.
Facing the USA will give the Matildas the chance to play against one of the best in the world to see where they are at with their opening World Cup group stage match just two months away.
"We had three games at home, that was a really good stepping stone and I think that the teams were not as highly ranked as the US obviously being number one so it will just be another challenge," Alleway said.
"I think if we can go out there and perform the way we know we want to, it'll just be another feather in our cap and improving our confidence and keep the positivity rolling.