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Stahre, Quakes part ways, Oguchi Onyewu retires, NYCFC make a couple roster moves

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Kick Off: Stahre out in SJ | Onyewu retires | Moyes winks at USMNT job

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

Quakes cut Stahre era short

West bottom feeders San Jose made a big change on Monday, sacking head coach Mikael Stahre after less than a season in charge and installing Steve Ralston as the interim shot-caller. Sports Illustrated scribe Grant Wahl reports that Caleb Porter has already been interviewed as a potential replacement, while Joel Soria of local outlet Quakes Epicenter says the team have made an enquiry about Boca Juniors boss Guillermo Barros Schelotto. READ MORE

Neururer’s name coming up

Speaking of San Jose’s sudden vacancy, veteran Bundesliga manager Peter Neururer is also being mentioned (in German) as an option for the Earthquakes. Only a few days ago, Kicker claimed he could step in for Chicago head coach Vejlko Paunovic next season. READ MORE

Week 29 honor roll

Atlanta United and Montreal were the only clubs to place two players on the latest MLS Team of the Week. Red-hot D.C. United playmaker Luciano Acosta made the XI for the fourth time in the last six weeks. READ MORE

TFC out to make a point

As their Campeones Cup showdown with Tigres fast approaches, Toronto FC are eager to prove to all observers that their fine Champions League run was no aberration. The Reds shoved aside two Liga MX sides, including Tigres, on their way to a penalty-kick shootout loss to Chivas in the final. READ MORE | 10 THINGS ABOUT TIGRES

NYCFC making moves for stretch

New York City FC handled two seemingly minor transactions that could impact their MLS Cup chase on Monday. They sent winger Jonathan Lewis on loan to Louisville City to gain form minutes, and though he is still a month or so from being ready, they also activated influential midfielder Yangel Herrera from the injured list to the first team roster. READ MORE

Gooch hangs ’em up

Though out of action since last season’s Philadelphia stint, Oguchi Onyewu officially announced his retirement from soccer on Monday. The 36-year-old defender wore the USMNT shirt in two World Cups and played in five esteemed European top flights during a nomadic pro career. READ MORE

Moyes open to USMNT job

Although it’s unclear whether anyone back at Soccer House in Chicago asked or not, but David Moyes has publicly thrown his hat in the ring for the U.S. national team’s full-time manager job. The former West Ham United boss, who was let go in summer despite swooping in mid-season to save the club from relegation, was also spotted attending last week’s Brazil friendly at Red Bull Arena. READ MORE

Knicks’ Kanter falls hard for RBNY

Pro Soccer USA details how the New York Red Bulls have brought New York Knicks center Enes Kanter back to the game he loved as a child growing up in Turkey. Raised a fast break away from Fenerbahce’s notorious Sukru Saracoglu Stadium, the NBA ace has quickly become a Red Bulls superfan. READ MORE Must-Watch


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