Kick Off: Portland reportedly chasing Meram | New Union contract for Blake?

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

Kreis: Orlando getting Colman "at the exact right time"

Fresh off the DP capture of Paraguay Under-20 attacking midfielder Josue Colman, Orlando City boss Jason Kreis says he expects the youngster to score more as his game rounds out. READ MORE

Stejskal: Timbers in for Crew SC's Meram

Multiple sources have informed Sam Stejskal that the Portland Timbers have put forth an offer for Columbus wing terror Justin Meram. Earlier this month, it became known that the Iraq winger has requested a trade away from MAPFRE Stadium. READ MORE

While we're on the topic of Crew SC, Kristian Dyer of Metro reports that Ola Kamara has received an offer from a mystery La Liga club. READ MORE

Olsen eyes competitions at 'keeper, up top

As he prepares an attempt to steer D.C. United back to the playoffs, head coach Ben Olsen says he's eager to stoke some squad competition both in goal and in the club's strike stable. READ MORE

Game action opens up at 2018 MLS Player Combine

With the weekend came game action at the 2018 adidas MLS Player Combine, where Team Nemeziz notably stormed back after allowing an early goal to Team X, snaring a 3-1 Sunday victory. RECAP | HIGHLIGHTS

And with teams busy gauging player prospects every way they can archive, former SuperDraft selection (No. 17; 2011) and MLSer Bobby Warshaw offers advice on how to ace the interview process. READ MORE

Report: GK Blake inks new deal with Union

Goal scribe Ives Galarcep says Philadelphia have agreed to a new multi-year deal with goalkeeper Andre Blake. Additionally, the journalist reports the Union are set to sign US Under-20 defender Mark McKenzie to a Homegrown Player contract. READ MORE

Quintero headed toward MLS?

According to Independiente Medellin president Eduardo Silva Meluk, Colombia attacker Juan Quintero is nearing a MLS switch. The Chicago Fire made a couple of approaches for the Porto playmaker in 2017. READ MORE

Report: A new suitor for FCD's Michael Barrios

Staying in Colombia, Diario Deportes claims domestic top flight side Junior FC have now focused their winger search on FC Dallas playmaker Michael Barrios. READ MORE

Exports: Donovan unveiled to Leon fanfare

Fresh Leon catch Landon Donovan was introduced to the home fans on Monday. The 35-year-old told the crowd of around 8,000 he wants to help earn the club its first title since 2014. READ MORE

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