Both the Republic of Ireland and the USA look to end 2014 on a winning note, as the two sides face each other in a friendly that serves to provide opportunities to fringe players in the form of game time. The Irish are looking to get back to qualifying for major tournaments on a regular basis - starting with an expanded Euro 2016, while the Americans aim to build on a strong performance at the World Cup earlier this year.
Swansea agree deal for Ivory Coast striker, Wilfried Bony from Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem. Sunderland sign USA striker Jozy Altidore. Napoli are frontrunners to acquire Real Madrid starlet Jose Callejon. Everton are closing in on Barcelona B striker Gerard Deulofeu.