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.
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USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann remains confident ahead of tough upcoming Brazil 2014 qualifiers against Costa Rica and Mexico, despite a host of players being unavailable due to injury, illness and unavailability.
Jurgen Klinsmann vowed to make USA “more proactive,” but a recent loss to Honduras in their opening final-round qualifier rocked the regional giants as they take aim at a seventh straight FIFA World Cup™.
USA, Jamaica, Panama, Honduras and Costa Rica all got the results they needed to join mighty Mexico in the final six-team hexagonal round of CONCACAF qualifying for Brazil 2014.
Clint Dempsey scored a brace to lead USA to a 3-1 home victory over Guatemala and into next year's CONCACAF final round qualifying for Brazil 2014, where they will be joined by Jamaica who edged through on goal difference.