Kick Off: SuperDraft prep kickoff | #MLSSoshies voting open | Dzemaili out

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

Pre-SuperDraft watch lists

The arrival of January doesn't just mean Major League Soccer shopping season and the US national team's annual winter camp. The calendar turn also means that the 2018 MLS SuperDraft draws near, and Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle is along with his first stab at a mock draft for the 2018 edition. READ MORE

Meanwhile, David Gass offers up his top-five list of prospects to watch closely at the MLS Combine. READ MORE

Injured Dwyer leaves US camp

The USMNT January camp is light one forward after Dom Dwyer was ruled out with a hamstring strain. No replacement was named by interim boss Dave Sarachan. READ MORE

Squizzato: Canada plunges into the unknown

Meanwhile, Daniel Squizzato warns that Canada's national team program has been forced into the unknown following the decision to replace Octavio Zambrano with new manager John Herdman. READ MORE

Impact confirms Dzemaili departure

New Montreal boss Remi Garde has confirmed the exit of playmaker Blerim Dzemaili. The Swiss international is heading back to Bologna for family reasons. READ MORE

The #MLSsoshies are back!

It's time for another edition of the #MLSSoshies, looking back on the 2017 season! As you might remember from last year and the year before, the Soshies are a for-fun look at the MLSers most into their social game. The centerpiece? A survey of the overall "Most Social Player," based on your votes. READ MORE

Rapids in front for Kamara?

Recent reports have put Colorado ahead the race to land Columbus strike ace Ola Kamara. The 28-year-old has 34 goals and 5 assists through two seasons with Crew SC. READ MORE

The Galaxy have also been linked with Kamara, but now the headlines have them tussling with Montreal over Udinese forward Rodrigo Aguirre. The Uruguay youth international most recently netted 14 goals during a year-long loan at Nacional. READ MORE

Report: LAFC close to Beitashour

The new kids across town have reportedly also been busy. Local scribe Kevin Baxter says LAFC are nearing a deal with free agent right back Steven Beitashour, who was last seen winning MLS Cup with Toronto FC. READ MORE