Kick Off: 2018 MLS SuperDraft tracker & analysis | Beasley is back

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

The 2018 MLS SuperDraft has arrived!

The MLS 2018 SuperDraft kicks off at 11 a.m. ET Friday in Philadelphia, and it promises to be a big day for clubs and potential picks alike. You can follow every pick live with our SuperDraft Tracker while our studio crew provides instant expert analysis. READ MORE

Having watched all of this week's Combine activities, David Gass offered up his picks for the best players available at each position heading in. READ MORE

Not to be outdone, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle made his final mock draft predictions for how the first round will play out. Grade his performance against the real picks in those comments. READ MORE

Mexico international Efrain Juarez officially joins 'Caps

Vancouver added an experienced Mexico midfielder on Thursday by snaring Monterrey right-sider Efrain Juarez. The 29-year-old signed a two-year deal, with a club option held for 2020. READ MORE

Impact complete Petrasso capture

Montreal have successfully landed another Canada international, tying up the deal to acquire erstwhile Queens Park Rangers flank man Michael Petrasso. READ MORE

Elsewhere, the sporting director of Ligue 2 side Brest says that defender Zakaria Diallo has been let out of his contract to join Montreal on a free transfer. All in all, it was a busy news day for the Impact, who also waived back liners Deian Boldor and Wandrille Lefevre. READ MORE

Dynamo bring back Beasley

Veteran left back DaMarcus Beasley will be back in Houston this season after inking a new contract. The 35-year-old has worked 91 total contests for the Dynamo since returning to MLS in the summer of 2014. READ MORE

Meanwhile, according to local journalist Lester Gretsch, the Dynamo have engineered a trade to acquire midfielder Darwin Ceren from San Jose in exchange for allocation money. READ MORE

New TFC pact for Zavaleta?

The local Toronto Sun reports that MLS Cup champs Toronto FC have agreed to a fresh deal with out-of-contract defender Eriq Zavaleta. READ MORE

FCD working new Urruti deal

FC Dallas technical director Fernando Clavijo has revealed that he's in extension talks with top scorer Maxi Urruti. The exec also smashed rumors of an offer for winger Michael Barrios. READ MORE

Report: River Plate enter Quintero picture

The last 24 hours have seen conflicting reports come out shipping Porto's Colombia playmaker Juan Quintero to both Chicago and River Plate. Athletic reporter Guillermo Rivera attempts to describe a transfer scene that was apparently complicated by a late hijack attempt from the Argentine giants. READ MORE

Villa targeting World Cup 2018

New York City FC strike star David Villa has made it clear that he will fight for a Spain roster spot to play in his fourth World Cup this summer. READ MORE

Exports: Why Donovan did it

The Independent examines the decision-making process that led to Landon Donovan coming out of retirement for the second time for a Liga MX adventure with Club Leon. READ MORE Must-Watch

LAFC boss Bob Bradley joins ExtraTime Radio for a wide-ranging interview