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Kick Off: ATL nabs Barco | 2018 MLS SuperDraft recap | Kamara, Accam dealt

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

Atlanta finally get their man: Barco signing official

Atlanta United effectively stole the SuperDraft headlines by sealing the capture of teen Independiente playmaker Ezequiel Barco. The Five Stripes were able to complete a long transfer saga successfully by shelling out a MLS-record fee. READ MORE | WATCH ANALYSIS

Though league clubs have a long history of mining for talent in South America, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle says this Barco signing represents another envelope push Atlanta United. READ MORE

LAFC land 2 of top 3 in trade-heavy 2018 MLS SuperDraft

The 2018 MLS SuperDraft went down Friday, with LAFC tabbing Akron defender Joao Moutinho for the No. 1 overall selection (and first selection in club history, to boot). You can peruse all the picks made on our SuperDraft Tracker. READ MORE | WATCH NO. 1 PICK

Charles Boehm and Travis Clark weighed in on the first two rounds, handing out grades to each team for their SuperDraft activities on Friday's opening rounds. READ MORE

Trade winds blow East, West: Accam, Kamara go coastal

The SuperDraft always comes complete with some sidebar player movement, and a pair of doozies involving top MLS attackers headlined the weekend trade tracker. Philadelphia pulled the trigger on a big-money deal that landed them speed merchant David Accam from Chicago. READ MORE

Elsewhere, the LA Galaxy have found the goal hound they were looking for, snaring Columbus top gun Ola Kamara in exchange for Gyasi Zardes and allocation money. The Norway international had requested a trade after striking 35 times in his two Crew SC seasons. READ MORE

Report: Stoke makes Harrison offer

Goal's Ives Galarcep is reporting that Stoke City have tabled a bid for New York City FC winger Jack Harrison. The Potters offer is said to be in the $4.5 million range, with linked incentives that could push the final total closer to $6 million. READ MORE

Meanwhile, NYCFC have already succeeded in adding some punch to their attack with the weekend signing of erstwhile Malmo strike ace Jo Inge Berget. READ MORE

Roman Torres admits to extension talks with Seattle

Seattle center back Roman Torres has confirmed a report that he's close to a new deal with the club. READ MORE

The Torres revelation was but one out of several interesting comments made on a variety of topics by league stars during Saturday's MLS Media Day. READ MORE

Report: Loons pondering Asad move

According to the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota United are among multiple MLS clubs showing interest in Velez Sarsfield winger Yamil Asad, who shined in loan to Atlanta United last season. READ MORE

TFC shopping Serie A?

Italian reports claim MLS Cup champs Toronto FC are looking to fill their right back slot with Cagliari's Gregory van der Wiel. What's more, the Reds are reportedly battling with Montreal in an effort to land veteran Genoa midfielder Luca Rigoni. READ MORE

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