Today's fitness evaluation was a new version of an old exercise - the vaunted 'beep' test. (For a great look at the old and equally not fun test, watch Best All_Access Video #3). The short explanation of the beep test is that involves running back and forth between a measured distance in a defined time frame that gets faster as the test progresses. That time frame is marked by a recorded 'beep', thus the significant but not-so-clever name.
In all seriousness, the evaluation is an excellent tool for the coaches to establish a baseline of the capacity of each player, which they use to design an individualized training program to advance each player's performance.
With Landon Donovan and Frankie Hejduk not here to claim the highest marks, today's top finish belonged to Houston Dynamo midfielder Stuart Holden.