Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:
Galaxy lasso in Kitchen
The LA Galaxy have completed the acquisition of US national team midfielder Perry Kitchen, who made the leap just six months into a stay with Denmark's Randers FC. During two years away from MLS, the former D.C. United man also suited up for Scottish side Hearts, where he wore the captain's armband for 20 of his 45 outings. READ MORE
More new internationals, including Juarez
The mystery MLS suitor for Mexico right back Efrain Juarez has been outed by ESPN writer John Sutcliffe as Vancouver. The Monterrey veteran, who has 39 Mexico caps, then revealed that the deal was nearly complete. READ MORE
Real Salt Lake plugged a back line hole by grabbing Tennessee-born Wales right back Adam Henley. Though he's been without a club since last July, the 23-year-old does have 80 games of experience in England's top two flights thanks to his time with Blackburn. READ MORE
US strike force: What now?
Departure terminal: Bolanos, Barnes
Major League Soccer will say goodbye to Christian Bolanos, who jumped from Vancouver to Costa Rican giants Saprissa on a free transfer. The 33-year-old chalked up five goals and 15 assists during his two season with the Whitecaps. READ MORE
Likewise, veteran attacker Giles Barnes has ended an MLS stay of over five years by signing a deal to join Liga MX side Leon. In 146 total games with Orlando City, Vancouver and Houston, the Englishman notched 39 goals. READ MORE
Dynamo brings back DeLaGarza
Signings signal Rapids change
Napoli new to Tabla crowd?
Report: MLS clubs in for Rubin
Poll: Soccer popularity on the rise
A recent Gallup Poll demonstrates that soccer is approaching the level of fandom enjoyed by the big three of American pro sports, football, basketball and baseball. And if the age demographics are any indication, it's on the path to second place. READ MORE