Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:
Toronto-Seattle, MLS Cup, Take Two!
The big one has arrived! Defending kings Seattle Sounders FC will defend their crown on the same pitch where they claimed it a year ago in Saturday's MLS Cup bout against Toronto FC at BMO Field (4 pm ET | ESPN, UniMás; TSN, TVAS). The Reds will be shooting for the first treble in league history, while Seattle wants to become the fourth club to book a title repeat. MATCH PREVIEW
While most of the Toronto FC squad should make themselves at home in the frosty weather expected for Saturday's MLS Cup final, the Reds admit some concern for the effects likely to be felt by Sebastian Giovinco. READ MORE
Houston seals Cabezas return
Whitecaps linked with Kei Kamara
Report: Galaxy adding to the defense
What's more, Norwegian daily Adressa claims the Galaxy have added a new back liner (in Norwegian) by snaring Jorgen Skjelvik from Rosenborg. The 26-year-old Norway international will reportedly become the highest-paid defender in MLS. READ MORE
UMSNT Report: Visiting France in June?
Hope Solo declares USSF candidacy
Exports: Klinsmann stops PK on debut
Jonathan Klinsmann enjoyed a memorable first start for Hertha Berlin, in Europa league action on Thursday. The US Under-20 netminder turned away a late spot kick to preserve a 1-1 home draw with Ostersunds FK. Watch Video
NEXT UP: Special guests Ike Opara (2017 MLS Defender of the Year) and Dax McCarty (2x MLS All-Star) join the crew at 7pm ET Friday on MLSsoccer.com. Tune in for expert analysis and the chance to win prizes!
ExtraTime Radio Podcast
LISTEN: The 2017 MLS season comes down to this... Seattle vs. Toronto, an MLS Cup rematch that might just be the best final of all-time, depending on who you ask. Will the Sounders repeat? Will the Reds lay claim the best season of all-time? David Gass and Sam Stejskal get things started from the Six, and Andrew and Matt finish things off from the Green Room back in NYC. Subscribe so you never miss a show! Download this episode!