New England Revolution coach Steve Nicol has spent all week in Europe on a scouting mission as he strives to strengthen his current squad.
The former Liverpool star and Revs vice-president of player personnel, Michael Burns, are expected to return to Boston today after viewing a midweek match with their eyes cast over a number of potential recruits.
The Revs have been preparing for this weekend's clash with Vancouver Whitecaps without heir head coach but assistant Stephen Myles said things have been running smoothly this week.
"It's business as usual," Myles said. "You've seen us work now for most of the season. We'll do the same things. We'll keep the lads ticking over. We'll keep it nice and bright and busy.
"Obviously, the priority is getting ready for Saturday, like we do every week."
The Revs are currently placed sixth on the Eastern Conference table host the West's eighth-placed side Vancouver at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night.