FIFA chief tournaments and events officer Colin Smith said all site visits should be completed by the end of November, with a decision expected sometime toward the end of March or early April.
FIFA’s World Cup regulations allow regional confederations to implement video review and goal line technology.
Among the top US players not in qualifying were Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Gio Reyna, Josh Sargent, Sergiño Dest, Chris Richards and Antonee Robinson.
FIFA had proposed a maximum of six loans per club as part of plans to reduce the stockpiling of players by leading clubs.
The Americans finished fifth in the six-nation final round, falling below Honduras, which lost a playoff to Australia.
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Osorio, who previously coached Brazilian club Sao Paulo, has been criticized as unorthodox to the point of stubbornness.