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.
Edson Buddle chats to FIFA.com about being named after Pele, his return to Los Angeles Galaxy, being part of a FIFA World Cup squad, the differences between Bob Bradley and Jurgen Klinsmann and USA’s hopes of reaching Brazil.
The second half of FIFA.com’s two-part interview with USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann touches on his admiration from Mexico, player development, his hopes of finding a 'hidden Messi' and the road to Brazil 2014.
Edson Buddle, Clint Dempsey, and Jozy Altidore all scored to ensure a 3-2 victory for USA over Slovenia, whose replied twice through Darijan Matic and Tim Matavz.
LA Galaxy were on the end of a 2-1 friendly defeat at the hands of Australia's A-League side Newcastle Jets, with David Beckham the main attraction, producing a fine individual performance.
San Jose Earthquakes upset New York Red Bulls to book a date with Colorado Rapids, who beat Columbus Crew on penalties, while FC Dallas eliminated Real Salt Lake to secure a meeting with Los Angeles Galaxy.