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Kick Off: Miami’s new name | Revs, NYCFC clash | Playoff dates revealed

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

Miami unveils name, badge & more

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It has been a long time coming, but David Beckham’s Miami expansion team now has a name: Club Internacional de Fútbol Miami. They also unveiled their new logo, with full explanation of its meaning, and their official website. READ MORE

Playoff schedule revealed

The schedule for the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs has been revealed, with the 2018 MLS Cup final set for Saturday, December 8. The format will be the same as the last three years and once again, all games will be nationally televised in the US and Canada. READ MORE

Desperate Revs visit NYCFC

A pair of Eastern Conference teams looking to reverse slides will clash when New York City FC face New England at Yankee Stadium (7 pm ET | TV & streaming info). Ready to put his team up against both their own nine-game win drought and NYCFC’s unbeaten home record, Revs boss Brad Friedel says they can get their season back on track for the playoffs with a rare road win on Wednesday night. READ MORE | PREVIEW

Sounders’ surge continues

Seattle’s climb up the MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings saw them move three rungs up to a season-high third spot this week. New York City FC suffered the biggest drop, falling five places to 10th. READ MORE

RSL rule weekly honors

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RSL’s Jefferson Savarino led all players in the Audi Player Index for Week 27 with 1,395 points.

Jefferson Savarino became just the fourth player to earn three straight MLS Team of the Week nods this season, joining Aleksandar Katai, Josef Martinez and Darwin Quintero. However, Alcatel MLS Player of the Week honors went to teammate Damir Kreilach. TOTW | POTW

Four SKC aces sign new deals

It was a big Tuesday for Sporting KC, who inked fresh pacts with four key players. Veteran standouts Matt Besler, Roger Espinoza, Ilie Sanchez and Graham Zusi each signed multi-year extensions. READ MORE

Report: PSV chasing RSL product Ledezma

According to the local Dagblad, PSV Eindhoven are eager to sign (in Dutch) Real Salt Lake youth prospect Richie Ledezma. The US Under-20 midfielder will be able to make such a move when he turns 18 on Thursday. READ MORE

Future’s so bright for Canada NT

Goal’s Jon Arnold asserts that the rest of CONCACAF needs to watch out because the sky is now the limit for a Canada national team program suddenly loaded with exciting young players thriving out of both MLS and European academies. READ MORE

Saari kicks cancer to achieve dream

Now that we’ve begun Kick Childhood Cancer Month, the Seattle Sounders have shared the tale of how midfield prospect Ray Saari didn’t allow the disease to derail his dream of going pro. Now 23, he hopes his victorious battle can inspire kids currently fighting cancer. READ MORE

MLSsoccer.com Must-Watch

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Matt joins Bobby to hit Instant Replay on the weekend’s close calls

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