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Kick Off: 22 Under 22 roll out | ATL to take Pity? | Fisher out for season

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

22 Under 22 set to kick off


Today’s the day! The unveiling of our 22 Under 22 list will begin at noon on Wednesday. To get everybody ready, Andrew Wiebe has offered up his tiered ranking of the league’s best young players. READ MORE

Red Bulls Power to the top

Thanks to their big win over Atlanta United, the New York Red Bulls have wrested away the top spot in our Power Rankings. Seattle rose three slots to rejoin the top five, while D.C. United’s two-rung jump brought them to a season high-water mark of eighth. READ MORE

Fisher lost for the remainder

D.C.’s big win over Montreal has come at a significant cost. The Black-and-Red will be forced to go the rest of their playoff chase without right back Oniel Fisher, who suffered a major knee surgery in that weekend victory. READ MORE

FC Dallas aim for new goal

Now that they’ve clinched a playoff spot, FC Dallas have a new target in sight. Oscar Pareja and his charges are now trying to make sure they secure a first round bye. READ MORE

Transfer wire: Martinez, Falcao

According to Estudio Futbol, Atlanta United have the inside track on signing River Plate playmaker Gonzalo ‘Pity’ Martinez, who would be the replacement if Miguel Almiron leaves this offseason. Meanwhile, Monaco strike ace Radamel Falcao has once again been linked with Columbus by Spain’s Sport, with Inter Miami also listed as a potential landing spot. MARTINEZ | FALCAO

Young Gonzalez wanted by MLS academies

Adrian Gonzalez, the 15-year-old brother of US-turned-Mexico international prospect Jonathan, was named MVP of the 2018 Sueño Alianza showcase. Soccer America reports that he led all players with 15 tryout invites, including some from FC Dallas, LAFC, San Jose and the US national team program. READ MORE

Nine MLSers in Canada selection

Canada boss John Herdman has called up 22 players, including nine out of MLS, ahead of their October 16 Concacaf Nations League qualifying tilt with Dominica. Our Daniel Squizzato writes that the youthful squad represents a bright new era for the program. ROSTER | SQUIZZATO Must-Watch


MLS Roundtable: The influence of Hispanic players


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