USA national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann has called up a host of European-based players with an eye on the upcoming FIFA World Cup in next week's friendly against Ukraine in Cyprus.
The initial action in the January transfer window has been dominated by players switching clubs in the hope of winning a place in their respective national teams for the FIFA World Cup. FIFA.com takes a look at who has gone where.
England striker Jermain Defoe and USA midfielder Michael Bradley have expressed their enthusiasm after being unveiled as Toronto FC's latest signings.
USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann's 23-man squad to face Scotland and Austria in their upcoming friendlies features Tim Howard and Jozy Altidore, while Landon Donovan and Brad Guzan are unavailable through injury.
League leaders Roma beat Udinese 1-0 away to set a new all-time record of nine consecutive wins to open a Serie A season, while Parma stunned Milan at home.
Landon Donovan marked his return to the USA fold by being named top-player at the CONCACAF Gold Cup. FIFA.com looks at his rise to stardom, his footballing 'sabbatical' and his hopes of playing in Brazil in 2014.