Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:
Who are this season's MLS Fantasy stars?
There's nothing braver than shooting for the moon in the first week of the MLS Fantasy season – here’s a list of eight players who could be looking at big returns in the upcoming season. READ MORE | CREATE YOUR TEAM
And Matt Doyle's once-around opening day countdown has arrived at Orlando City, where boss Jason Kreis needs to figure out the optimum post for new playmaker Sacha Kljestan. READ MORE | PRESEASON SCHEDULE
TFC linked with Aketxe move
Will the righ get richer? According to leading Spanish daily Marca, defending champs Toronto FC are in hot pursuit of a loan deal for seldom-used Athletic Bilbao attacking midfielder Ager Aketxe. READ MORE
Sporting talk in KC
Local scribe Sam McDowell answers some probing fan questions on the early outlook for Sporting Kansas City. Among the topics: predicting an opening weekend lineup from the roster as it stands. READ MORE
How could Vancouver lineup?
Report: Bocanegra on USMNT GM list
Sources have informed Goal.com's Ives Galarcep that Atlanta United VP and Technical Director Carlos Bocanegra is on the early USMNT shortlist for a brand-new general manager position. It would be familiar turf, as the former US defender earned 110 caps – many coming during six years as skipper – and played in two World Cups. READ MORE
Wale to headline Houston festivities
Wale will help Houston "Make it Work" in their home opener | HoustonDynamo.com
Houston Dynamo fans will be getting some music with their opening day soccer. Grammy-nominated rapper Wale has been announced as the main pregame act when they kick off the new season by hosting Atlanta United on March 3. READ MORE
Accam pays it forward back home
Before joining his new teammates in Philadelphia Union camp, David Accam had a busy offseason giving back in his homeland of Ghana. Teaming up with Juan Mata's Common Goal project, the forward built a soccer court and provided scholarships for disadvantaged student athletes. READ MORE