Robbie Keane, Landon Donovan and Omar Gonzalez will not be allowed loan moves away from Los Angeles Galaxy during the Major League Soccer off-season, according to coach Bruce Arena.
As Sporting Kansas City and Real Salt Lake prepare to battle on 7 December, FIFA.com looks back at four of the best Major League Soccer finals in league history as the 2013 MLS Cup approaches.
Jurgen Klinsmann's USA rebounded from an early wobble to dominate the CONCACAF qualifying Hexagonal, while Honduras and Costa Rica did themselves proud and Mexico struggled mightily.
New York Red Bulls beat Chicago Fire 5-2 to claim the MLS Supporters' Shield and LA Galaxy held Seattle Sounders 1-1 to take third place in the Western Conference as America's top flight play-off picture became clear.
FIFA.com caught up with several high-profile graduates from the FIFA U-17 World Cup to discuss their tournament experiences and hear advice for those teenagers to kick of in the United Arab Emirates this week.
Honduras are favourites to seal the third and final direct qualifying spot for Brazil 2014, but Mexico, who have finally found form, might just have something to say about that on Tuesday.