Harry Redknapp felt San Jose Earthquakes handed the lads a real test as Saturday's friendly ended goalless at the Buck Shaw Stadium.
We carved out our best chances in the first half with Andros Townsend, Gareth Bale and Robbie Keane all close in the California sun.
In front of a record crowd, Robbie also had a goal disallowed, while the home side and our official club partners twice tested Carlo Cudicini.
"I thought they were a very good team," said Harry. "I liked the way they played, they passed the ball very well and showed good movement.
"I thought they were a very good team, I was really impressed with them.
"It was hot out there but that will do them good and get them fit.
"It is only our second game, we have only had one run out before this and it will be good for them.
"The opposition made us work. I liked the way they played around the box, showed good ability, they passed the ball well and made it difficult for us.
"I said to my coaches that there is a thin dividing line between top top players in Europe or wherever and some of these guys. You could put one or two of these players in our team and they wouldn't look out of place at all."
Harry said he would have loved to have cheered the 10,721 crowd - a record attendance for the Quakes - with a goal.
"I thought the atmosphere was lovely. It was a real family day out, good fun, it is just a pity there were not a couple of goals in the game to give them something to really cheer about but it was not through the lack of trying for both teams."