Sporting Kansas City defeated Real Salt Lake in a physical MLS Cup final by winning on penalties 7-6 to claim their first MLS title since 2000, after the match had finished 1-1 after extra time.
FIFA.com takes a closer look at Real Salt Lake's blue-collar ethos, best embodied by coach Jason Kreis and captain Kyle Beckerman, as they take aim at a second MLS crown in the space of four years.
Costa Rica put their old attacking instincts aside, preferring a sturdy, defensive-minded approach on the way to Brazil 2014. FIFA.com looks at five key components to their successful qualifying bid.
Mexico will aim to make it three titles in a row when they kick off the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup, a tournament featuring a host of new faces and experimental line-ups.
FIFA.com previews all the action as Mexico host arch-rivals USA on Tuesday at the Azteca in the main event of CONCACAF’s Hexagonal Matchday 3, when unbeaten Honduras, Jamaica and Panama try to keep up their form.
With only a point to share between them, CONCACAF giants USA and Mexico get back to qualifying action this week, with the pressure on to find their feet. FIFA.com takes a closer look at Matchday 2 of the Hexagonal stage.