David Moyes and his Sunderland players will head to New York with their Premier League fightback having come to an abrupt halt against Southampton.
Moyes hopes to foster a new team spirit during a four-day bonding trip to set up his squad for a run-in that will determine which division the club plays its football in next season.
Having seen Sunderland win 4-0 at Crystal Palace, Moyes witnessed a horror show at the Stadium of Light on Saturday as EFL Cup finalists Southampton won by the same score.
After last week's spectacular and welcome victory at Crystal Palace, which gave Sunderland hope in their efforts to avoid relegation, the team reverted to type and suffered a crushing 4-0 defeat to Southampton.
Sunderland started well, but failed to open the scoring and the visitors gradually got into the game. By half-time, Claude Puel's team were two goals to the good through new signing Manolo Gabbiadini and in full control as Sunderland chased shadows for the best part of an hour.