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Kick Off: As BWP hits No. 100, Ruidiaz bags MLS 1st | El Trafico, Take 2

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

BWP fastest to 100 MLS goals, beats D.C. at Audi

69b27bd0-d1c3-47ff-b018-4d7eb48e5b6b.jpg Bradley-Wright Phillips became the fastest MLS player to 100 career goals in the 2nd minute of the New York Red Bulls’ 1-0 decision away to Atlantic Cup rivals D.C. United on Wednesday night. They’ve now won three league games in a row and six of seven. READ MORE | RECAP

After the match, BWP hailed the Red Bulls for giving him a chance to make it big in New York. READ MORE

Ruidiaz’s 1st puts Seattle over vs. Quakes

Birthday boy Raul Ruidiaz opened his Seattle account with a fine 62nd minute strike that earned the visitors a 1-0 win against San Jose. Don’t look now, but the Sounders have their first win streak of the season and are 3-0-2 in their last five. RECAP

Union raid 10-man Houston for points

Philadelphia took advantage of a contested second-half Houston red card, breaking a deadlock to post a 3-1 away win on Wednesday night. Borek Dockal notched two assists, including on Cory Burke’s 70th-minute winner. RECAP

‘Caps, Reds reach CanChamp final

Kei Kamara’s penalty strike on the hour completed Vancouver’s Canadian Championship semifinal comeback, as the home side rallied from a first leg deficit with a decisive 2-0 victory. Of course, the ‘Caps have now officially sealed news of Alphonso Davies’ transfer to Bayern Munich, and Bobby Warshaw lays out what lies ahead for the youngster when he moves to Bavaria this winter. READ MORE | RECAP

Toronto FC will have a shot at a CanChamp three-peat after clinching their place in the final with a 3-0 second-leg victory over visiting Ottawa Fury FC. Thanks to goals from Ayo Akinola, Jordan Hamilton and Jonathan Osorio, the Reds made it look easy against the semifinal underdogs. RECAP

LAFC host El Tráfico return

Expansion darlings LAFC will get their first chance to host the local derby with the LA Galaxy on Thursday night, capping a nationally televised doubleheader in style (10:30 pm ET | ESPN – Full TV & streaming info). As his side looks for revenge against their city rivals, LAFC Carlos Vela stated that El Tráfico is the derby Los Angeles deserves and properly full of playoff implications. READ MORE | PREVIEW

NYCFC travel to Orlando

New York City FC will ride a three-game win streak into Thursday’s tilt at Orlando City (8 pm ET | ESPN – Full TV & streaming info). Last season, the Cityzens finally scored their first win in Orlando on their sixth try. PREVIEW

Transfer Rumors: Adi in demand, Fire pursuits

According to MSG Networks correspondent Kristian Dyer, an MLS crowd is gathering around Portland striker Fanendo Adi. Among those interested in landing the 27-year-old: D.C. United, Real Salt Lake, San Jose and Sporting KC. READ MORE

Per the Chicago Tribune, Fire GM Nelson Rodriguez reveals that they are waiting on replies from two offers submitted for Europe-based attackers. And yes, Windy City fans, one of those targeted players is a No. 10. READ MORE

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