New York Red Bulls beat Sporting Kansas City 1-0 to remain ahead of Philadelphia Union in the Eastern Conference, while Real Salt Lake lost ground in the Western Conference after a 1-0 defeat at the Portland Timbers.
New MLS club Philadelphia Union have secured 10 players including Venezuelan forward Alejandro Moreno and Jamaican defender Shavar Thomas.
John Aloisi helped Sydney FC fly out of the blocks in Australia, while Flamengo's Adriano and Stuart Holden of Houston Dynamo both hit winning goals.
This week, we look at Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Sand challenging two Diego Maradona records, and successes in Russia, the USA and Uzbekistan.
Columbus Crew finally cast aside their reputation as underachievers, taking their place in history thanks largely to Guillermo Barros Schelotto.
Little separates the frontrunners in Argentina, Brazil, Korea Republic and Paraguay, while South Africa and the USA are set to stage crucial games.