MLS are convinced the number of quality loan players in the league this season is proof of it's growing reputation around the world. Seattle Sounders pair Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Fredy Montero are two of the big success stories this term.

MLS vice president Todd Durbin said: "I do believe the profile of our league has grown significantly in the past few year.

"I think that not only clubs, but players, respect the level of the league and regard it as an outstanding place to potentially play the rest of their career, but also play and continue to develop their skills."