Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:
Red Bulls, SKC vie for Cup glory
Another championship day has arrived, with Sporting Kansas City set to host the New York Red Bulls in Wednesday's US Open Cup final (9 pm ET | ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, WatchESPN). The visitors, who are chasing the first cup crown in club history, have done well at Children's Mercy Park in recent years, going 2-1-3 there since 2012. PREVIEW
Can TFC continue 401 Derby domination?
Toronto FC will shoot for their seventh straight victory when arch rivals Montreal invade for a midweek grudge match (7:30 pm ET | TSN1/4/5, TVAS; MLS LIVE in US). The Impact, who arrive on a four-game losing streak, have only won once in 14 tries at BMO Field. PREVIEW
The Reds remain without Jozy Altidore, while Sebastian Giovinco is tentatively questionable for Wednesday's match. The Atomic Ant could be fit for a return, but with the team rolling toward the Supporters Shield title, TFC boss Greg Vanney is in no hurry to rush the star forward. READ MORE
Hobbled Galaxy visit on-fire Atlanta
Atlanta United can move closer to clinching a playoff berth when they welcome the LA Galaxy to town for a midweek tilt (7 pm ET | ESPN2). After scoring 13 goals in the first three games at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the Five Stripes will be trying to continue their home cooking. PREVIEW
In a staggering non-surprise, back-to-back hat tricks lifted Atlanta forward Josef Martinez above all competitors for Alcatel Player of the Week honors. It was a record-setting show on multiple fronts, as Atlanta took four points on the week. READ MORE
Just when you thought the LA Galaxy season couldn't get any worse, they have lost another starter to injury: defender Daniel Steres has been ruled out for 6-8 weeks with a stress fracture in his back. READ MORE
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Exports: McKennie earns first Miners start
Schalke youngster Weston McKennie made his first Bundesliga start in Tuesday night's loss to Bayern Munich, and the official league website posted a post-game interview with the teen midfielder. READ MORE