In our regular Sunday feature, FIFA.com presents you with some of the biggest names in football who will be celebrating their birthdays over the coming week.
Philadelphia Union's lead at the top of the MLS Eastern Conference was cut to two points as a late Alvaro Fernandez goal held them to a 1-1 draw with Seattle Sounders, with New York Red Bulls won 3-0.
With pre-season preparations under way across Europe, FIFA.com takes a look at the comings and goings on the continent as the major league teams build for success.
Uruguay midfielder Alvaro Fernandez, who played in four South Africa 2010 matches for the semi-finalists, has joined American club Seattle Sounders..
In this week's quarter-final ties, Guadalajara, Sao Paulo, Universidad de Chile and Internacional all succeeded in establishing significant first leg leads.
It is Cruzeiro against Gremio, Estudiantes versus Nacional in the first leg of the semis. FIFA.com previews the battles to put one foot in the final.