Your Tuesday Kick Off

Galaxy-Rapids clash on Tuesday night, Rooney’s play makes it way around the world …
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Kick Off: Rapids on Galaxy quest | Rooney talk travels | Auro back to shelf

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

Rapids flow into StubHub

The MLS weekly slate gets off to an earlier start than usual with Tuesday’s duel between the LA Galaxy and guests Colorado (10:30 pm ET | TV & streaming info). Though the Rapids took the last meeting between these two teams in Colorado just 10 days ago, they now must make the return trip to face a Galaxy side that is 4-0-2 with 15 goals scored in their last six at StubHub. PREVIEW

Rooney play draws worldwide glare

It’s not just our MLS bubble that’s still buzzing over D.C. United skipper Wayne Rooney’s gut-busting two-way play that set up Luciano Acosta’s late winner on Saturday. In fact, the story is making headlines in numerous countries around the globe, and even drew a healthy round of hails, hoots and hollers from the Everton supporters that watched Rooney operate at the beginning and end of his EPL career. READ MORE | TALKING ROONEY ON EXTRATIME RADIO

DC, SEA net two on TotW

Rooney also earned his first MLS Team of the Week nod, joining teammate Acosta in the XI. Seattle also placed two players on the honor roll, while Red Bulls midfielder Tyler Adams kept his place from last week. READ MORE

Villa return sparks NYCFC

Sure, New York City FC did well without star man David Villa in recent weeks. However, they were all inspired to have him back, and not just for his scoring skills. READ MORE

Auro to miss “a few weeks, at least”

The injury bug has bitten again for Toronto FC. Fresh off bringing back Drew Moor from a long layoff, the Reds have lost Auro to a hamstring setback until next month. READ MORE

Newcomers take center stage for LAFC

With another mad rush of matches ahead, LAFC boss Bob Bradley is planning on seeing more from his new signings in the coming days. This maneuver will come on the heels of long-awaited debuts for Andre Horta and Luis Lopez. READ MORE

FC Dallas debutants impress

Although they left Seattle on Sunday with a 2-1 defeat, FC Dallas were still pleased with a pair of debuts handed to summer arrivals. Trade addition Dominique Badji scored their temporary equalizer, while transfer signing Pablo Aranguiz came off the bench to show some playmaking chops. READ MORE

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