Kick Off: Preseason camps open! | Crew SC going big? | McKennie shelved

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

MLS clubs begin their preseasons

With the SuperDraft in the books, the league shifts into preseason mode. We're here to set the early camp scene for all 23 clubs. READ MORE

While camps open across the league, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle has worked up a list of his top 10 clubs at this preseason juncture. READ MORE

Kreis is clear: Larin under contract with OCSC

As the rumored transfer suitor switches from Besiktas to Greek power Olympiakos, Orlando City strike ace Cyle Larin was absent from training as the team started preseason work, though head coach Jason Kreis and OCSC continued to hold a firm stance. READ MORE

Bocanegra: Carmona staying in Atlanta

With rumors heating up that Carlos Carmona is nearing a move to homeland giants Colo Colo, Atlanta technical director Carlos Bocanegra is insisting the midfielder will remain at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the coming season. READ MORE

At the same time, Atlanta United have freed up an international slot thanks to Hector Villalba's acquisition of a US green card. Bocanegra added that the club are working on landing one for other players in the squad. READ MORE

Report: Timbers snare rights to US U-20 midfielder

Soccer Insider Steven Goff reported that Portland have acquired the Homegrown rights to US Under-20 midfielder Eryk Williamson from D.C. United. READ MORE

Crew SC closing on Valenzuela?

Argentine outlet TyC Sports claims that Columbus are nearing a $1 million deal to lure teen left back talent Milton Valenzuela away from Newell's Old Boys. READ MORE

Report: MLS trio sizing up McCormack

According to the Daily Mail, Colorado, the LA Galaxy and Orlando City are all showing interest in veteran Aston Villa striker Ross McCormack. READ MORE

USSF presidential election wide open

FourFourTwo scribe Beau Dure runs down all the candidates for next month's US Soccer presidential election, coming to the conclusion that there is no predicting who will emerge victorious. READ MORE

Exports: McKennie out six weeks

Schalke's US midfielder Weston McKennie will be sidelined until March after suffering a weekend ligament injury to his right knee. READ MORE

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