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Kick Off: Zlatan hat trick leads Galaxy rally | Davies stars in ‘Caps win

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

MLS All-Star comes to Atlanta

With the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target just days away, local writer J. Sam Jones provided a comprehensive Atlanta City Guide for anyone coming to town. READ MORE | ALL-STAR INFO

Atlanta United prospect Andrew Carleton is playing host on the Homegrown side, introducing his teammates to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground ahead of Tuesday’s Homegrown Game against Tigres UANL’s Under-20 team (8pm ET | UDN – Full TV & streaming). READ MORE | TICKET INFO

Ibra’s soul-crushing hat trick tames Lions

57ed590a-7e79-49d0-8337-c2ff336d1e2b.jpg Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired his first MLS hat trick to steer the LA Galaxy to a 4-3 comeback win over Sunday night guests Orlando City. WATCH VIDEO | RECAP

Is this Sounders run for real?

Seattle posted their third straight win with a 3-1 defeat of Sunday visitors New York City FC. Are we seeing yet another late season surge from the Sounders? The MatchDay Central crew kicks that question around as the two-time defending Western Conference Champions moved to within five points of the playoff line. WATCH ANALYSIS | RECAP

Davies, Barrios, Adi star in wild West

d85fe85c-888c-40cd-9f6e-645f0238f276.jpg Fresh from sealing a Bayern Munich move, Alphonso Davies chalked up two goals and two assist to lead Vancouver to a sorely-needed 4-2 win against visiting Minnesota United. The 17-year-old put on a stunning show to help the Whitecaps climb to within two points of the playoff zone. WATCH VIDEO | RECAP

West front-runners FC Dallas opened up a six-point lead over idle LAFC by scoring a 3-2 triumph at Sporting KC. In his weekend review, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle noted how a clever tactical maneuver resulted in Michael Barrios hitting his first MLS hat trick for the victors. READ MORE | RECAP

Fanendo Adi made the most of his last game in a Portland Timbers shirt, scoring the late 2-1 winner against visiting Houston on Saturday night. ESPN’s Taylor Twellman reported that both Adi and San Jose midfielder Fatai Alashe are set to be dealt to 2019 expansion outfit FC Cincinnati. READ MORE | RECAP

Star strikers Martinez, Rooney hit in wins

All together now: Josef Martinez can’t stop scoring. The Atlanta United star netted a brace to earn the visitors a 2-1 decision at Montreal on Saturday. Martinez moved to within three of the league record for goals in a season, while his club pulled four points clear at the top of the Supporters’ Shield standings. READ MORE | RECAP

Over in the nation’s capital, Wayne Rooney bagged his first D.C. United goal to spark a 2-1 victory over Colorado at Audi Field. The defeat left the reeling Rapids winless in five. WATCH VIDEO | RECAP

TFC, Crew SC turnarounds continue

Defending champs Toronto FC showed further signs of life with a 3-0 home cruise past Chicago. The Reds, who now have consecutive wins for the first time this season, won thanks to a dominant second-half show kicked off by Jozy Altidore’s first league goal since March. RECAP

Columbus raced out to a big first half lead, and then held on late for a 3-2 road win over the New York Red Bulls. Patrick Mullins notched his first Crew SC goal, while new teammate Jonathan Mensah put one in the net for both teams. RECAP

RSL held in San Jose

West cellar dwellers San Jose halted a three-game losing skid with a scoreless draw against Saturday guests Real Salt Lake. Despite the point gained, the Quakes’ win drought reached 12 games. RECAP

Transfer talk: Silva, Rodriguez

Brazlian outlet Globo Esporte is reporting that LAFC are in transfer talks to land Internacional defender Danilo Silva. The 31-year-old is no stranger to Bob Bradley, who briefly coached him while in charge of the MetroStars back in 2005. READ MORE

Meanwhile, Sporting KC boss Peter Vermes has countered reports out of Spain claiming that they’ve tabled an offer for veteran Getafe forward Angel Rodriguez. The 31-year-old enjoyed easily his best La Liga campaign to date last season, scoring 13 goals. READ MORE

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