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

World Cup in doubt for Torres?

Kick Off: Torres injured, in doubt for World Cup? | Diomande to LAFC -

Seattle defender Roman Torres plays a key role in defense for World Cup-bound Panama. | USA TODAY Sports Images

Seattle boss Brian Schmetzer has revealed that the hamstring injury that forced Roman Torres out of their weekend lineup could endanger his World Cup shot with Panama this summer. "It’s not good," he relayed on Wednesday, without offering any return timetable. READ MORE

Lagerway: Look for summer splash

Seattle general manager Garth Lagerway has let it be known that the club are preparing to spend eight figures to sign a DP attacker this summer. READ MORE

With the Sounders eager to splash cash during the next transfer window, they may want to peruse our handy list of summer bargain suggestions. READ MORE

LAFC, Loons swing late-breaking deals

The Primary Transfer Window closed on Tuesday night, with a few late-breaking moves announced Wednesday. LAFC added to their Lee Nguyen coup, signing a new forward in Bob Bradley's former Stabaek charge Adama Diomande. READ MORE

Elsewhere, Minnesota United also beat the deadline buzzer by shipping winger Sam Nicholson to Colorado in exchange for a local product, wingback Eric Miller. READ MORE

Warshaw: Nguyen brings fun dilemma


Kick Off: Torres injured, in doubt for World Cup? | Diomande to LAFC -

Lee Nguyen, traded this week from New England to LAFC, brings interesting possibilities to the City of Angels. | USA TODAY Sports Images

While LAFC added an exciting new cog in Nguyen, Bobby Warshaw writes that the pickup brings a tricky lineup puzzle for head coach Bob Bradley to assemble. READ MORE

Kljestan: We can play even better

Though they've won five in a row, Orlando City string puller Sacha Kljestan insists the team has not yet hit top form. The attacking midfielder believes the Lions can definitely make games easier on themselves. READ MORE

Big MLS offer for Araujo rejected?

According to local reports, La Liga side Las Palmas have knocked back a $12 million bid [in Spanish—ed.] for striker Sergio Araujo from a mystery MLS club. The 26-year-old is currently starring on loan to AEK Athens. READ MORE

POR vs. SEA history lesson

Seattle are showing early excitement for the first derby of the season with Portland on May 13, which will double as the 100th all-time clash between the franchises. The Sounders have put together an encyclopedic review of a series that dates back to the old NASL days, complete with a gallery of some of the best tifo displays from the rivalry. READ MORE Must-Watch

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