Kick Off: RBNY, Seattle start CCL | Acosta out 6-8 weeks | Cobi's impact

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

Red Bulls draw on the road

Tyler Adams and the Red Bulls couldn't hold on |

A Daniel Royer strike had the New York Red Bulls up until the 73rd minute on Thursday night, but they were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw in their CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Olimpia after conceding a late spot kick. RECAP

Santa Tecla rally puts Sounders behind

Seattle took the lead in Thursday's CCL first leg in El Salvador thanks to a spectacular Nico Lodeiro long-range chip, but surrendered a pair of late goals by former Chivas USA midfielder Gerson Mayen to suffer a 2-1 loss. RECAP

Alicia Rodriguez and Caitlin Murray put together a list of five takeaways from both of Thursday's Champions League tilts. The one that may concern Sounders fans the most regards the late-game injury suffered by Jordan Morris. READ MORE

Acosta heads to post-op shelf

After undergoing successful sports hernia surgery, FC Dallas midfield ace Kellyn Acosta is expected to miss 6-8 weeks in recovery. READ MORE

Report: Parker requested trade

As reports swirl claiming that Vancouver is discussing a Tim Parker swap with the New York Red Bulls,'s Sam Stejskal adds a layer to the story: the US defender requested a move after extension talks broke apart. Meanwhile, Metro's Kristian Dyer says D.C. United and Montreal are also interested. READ MORE

Portland attack muscles up

Reigning MVP Diego Valeri leads a fearsome Timbers attack | USA Today Images

In his latest preseason diagnosis, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle serves a warning to MLS defenses that the attack is deeper and more diverse in Portland. READ MORE

Curtin: Dockal talks still going

Philadelphia boss Jim Curtin says they've yet to secure a deal for Borek Dockal, but divulged that the Czech Republic playmaker was at Union camp in Florida trying to finalize talks. READ MORE

Pinho up for opening day duty

With a recent goal to lift his confidence and top Orlando City striker Dom Dwyer on the mend, new addition Stefano Pinho says he's ready to step in to the lineup for their season opener, if needed. Having made off with his second NASL Golden Boot in 2017, the Brazilian says he is aiming for double digits in goals for the Lions this season. READ MORE

Donovan talks Leon move, US Soccer

In a typically candid interview with Sports Illustrated, Landon Donovan explains how he came to join Club Leon and gives his two cents on the state of the US national team. READ MORE

Francis: Cobi was a beacon

Celebrate Black History Month in MLS style, as Shawn Francis looks back at the impact made by former LA Galaxy and USMNT star Cobi Jones, who inspired a generation of new players to get in the game. READ MORE Must-Watch

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