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Kick Off: NYCFC halt Impact roll | Accam lifts Philly late | Mullins to CLB

Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:

Accam stuns Fire in stoppage time

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A mere moment after Chicago star Bastian Schweinsteiger scored what seemed to be a big stoppage time equalizer for the home side, former Fire man David Accam woke from his season-long slumber to bag a 4-3 win for Philadelphia with virtually the final kick of the game. Accam, who finally opened his Union account to decide matters, happily admitted he really needed that goal to break out of the most aggravating funk of his career. READ MORE | RECAP

Three second half strikes lift NYCFC

New York City FC busted open what had been a scoreless game up until halftime with a trio of goals to post a 3-0 victory over visiting Montreal on Wednesday night. Enjoying a fresh lease on life under new boss Dome Torrent, young NYCFC winger Jonathan Lewis hopped off the bench to contribute some offense for the second straight game. READ MORE | RECAP

Katai stays, Mullins moves

The Fire’s midweek loss came despite another goal and assist from red-hot winger Aleksandar Katai. Chicago fans can look forward to more of that in the future, as the team finally sealed his full transfer from Spanish side Alaves on Wednesday. READ MORE

The first MLS trade of the summer also went down on Wednesday, with Columbus acquiring striker Patrick Mullins from D.C. United in exchange for a Targeted Allocation Money package. The 26-year-old New Orleans native scored 13 times in his 45 league appearances for the capital crew. READ MORE

Stejskal: RB Leipzig working Adams deal

Our Sam Stejskal reports that Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig are closing on the capture of Red Bulls midfield ace Tyler Adams. He added that the youngster is most likely to finish the season in New York, even if the transfer is completed during the current summer window. READ MORE

Sporting KC ramp up striker chase

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With Khiry Shelton on the shelf, Sporting’s striker search has taken on added urgency. | USA Today Images

With forward Khiry Shelton now injured, Sporting KC have stepped up their pursuit of several forward targets. They’ve yet to agree a fee for anyone, but SKC boss Peter Vermes revealed to the local Star that the club has multiple offers out on tables across Europe. READ MORE

Armchair Analyst’s midterm marks

Now that we’re halfway through the 2018 season, Matt Doyle has handed out midterm grades for all 23 clubs. Can you guess which five teams have earned “A” marks so far? READ MORE

Kei capture paying off for Caps

When Vancouver dealt for Kei Kamara this past offseason, they acquired a full service striker. In addition to sparking the offense with a team-high eight goals and his athletic work atop their formation, the veteran has provided invaluable leadership to the Whitecaps young attackers. READ MORE

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