Kick Off: TFC blanks the Rapids | FCD starts CCL road | Union after Dockal?

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

CCL: TFC get leg up on Colorado

Sebastian Giovinco scored a crucial second away goal for Toronto. | USA Today Sports Image

Sebastian Giovinco notched a second-half goal and assist as Toronto FC put one foot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over first leg hosts Colorado on Tuesday night. The result also yielded the Reds' fourth straight shutout, in a streak that dates back to last season's Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. RECAP

It's only one game, but Toronto FC look right on track to continue their dominant run through the MLS history books, largely due to roster continuity. READ MORE

FCD aiming to rewrite Tauro story

When they take the field for Wednesday's away leg (8 pm ET |;; Tape Delay: Galavision) against CONCACAF Champions League foe Tauro, FC Dallas will be trying to avoid deja vu. The teams met in this tournament back in 2011, when the Panamanian power won the tie thanks to a 5-3 home victory. PREVIEW

Re-live the "Miracle at the Big O"

Illustration by Derick Ramirez | @DoodlesbyDerick

In March 2015, rookie Cameron Porter scored a stoppage-time goal for the Montreal Impact, sending them through a hotly contested CCL quarterfinal against a star-studded Pachuca team. In his own words, Porter describes the goal and its memorable celebration. READ MORE

Analyst: Youth now served in Montreal

The preseason inspection tour of Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle has pulled into Montreal, where the Impact have undergone a squad makeover. No longer a team ruled by veterans, the Impact are now attempting a youth movement. READ MORE | PRESEASON SCHEDULE

Union to finally solve No. 10 dilemma?

Local reporter Jonathan Tannenwald says the Philaldelphia Union have made Henan Jianye attacker Borek Dockal the top transfer target to strengthen their much-discussed central playmaking stable. The 29-year-old, who has most often been used a winger in the past, has 35 Czech Republic caps on his CV. READ MORE

Brad Evans joins Sporting KC

Sporting KC have added experience and versatility to the roster by signing free agent Brad Evans. A veteran of 255 league matches, the 32-year-old has celebrated MLS Cup titles at both of his career stops (Columbus and Seattle). READ MORE

Report: Parker-to-RBNY not quite close

It seems that New York Red Bulls fans should not get too excited just yet over the possible capture of Vancouver center back Tim Parker. According to Dylan Butler, the teams remain well apart in their swap talks. READ MORE

Loons browsing Brazil again?

For the second day in a row, a report is linking Minnesota United with an approach for a Fluminense midfielder. This time, the reputed target is 22-year-old gatekeeper Luiz Fernando. READ MORE

#Dress4MLS is back!

We're now just 10 days away from the opening kick off of a new MLS season, but that still leaves plenty of time to put together a winning #Dress4MLS ensemble. As was the case last year, a trip to the MLS All-Star Game is up for grabs. READ MORE