Kick Off: TFC adding Aketxe to attack? | Accam gives back in Ghana

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

Who are this season's MLS Fantasy stars?

Orlando City's Dom Dwyer could be in line for a big season. | USA Today Sports Images /

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?

Not to be outdone, local blog Eighty Six Forever takes a run at calling an opening day XI from the current Vancouver Whitecaps selection. READ MORE

Report: Bocanegra on USMNT GM list

Sources have informed'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 |

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