Tim Cahill's winner at Columbus Crew helped see New York Red Bulls move joint top of the Eastern Conference, after Montreal Impact conceded a late goal to draw with San Jose Earthquakes.
There were mixed fortunes for Major League Soccer's Canadian clubs, with Montreal Impact going top of the Eastern Conference with a 2-0 win over
Australia’s talismanic midfielder Tim Cahill chats to FIFA.com about his international career, the Socceroos' Brazil 2014 ambitions, new life in New York, giving back to the game and how a Samoan heritage shaped his personality.
Son Heungmin, Adrian Mutu and Sergio Ramos are among the stars of FIFA.com's latest stats reviews, which also looks at contrasting fortunes for Brazil and the Netherlands.
It was a momentous day of qualifying action in Asia which saw wins in Group A for the home sides and shock results in Group B which temporarily denied Japan's progression to Brazil 2014.