Kick Off: RBNY pull off historic win in Mexico | Toronto, Seattle up next

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

Red Bulls triumph in Tijuana

The Red Bulls earned a historic result in Tijuana | Courtesy of CONCACAF

It's no secret that MLS teams tend to struggle when playing south of the border, but don't tell that to the New York Red Bulls. Lifted by a Bradley Wright-Phillips double and a bushel of big saves from Luis Robles, they scored a 2-0 victory at Tijuana in Tuesday night's CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal tie opener. It was just the third victory by an MLS team on Mexican soil and the first such win to be earned in a knockout round. RECAP

Reds, Sounders to open tough CCL ties

Toronto FC will try to shake off their weekend league loss at BMO Field when they welcome Liga MX headliners Tigres for Wednesday night's home leg of their Champions League quarterfinal showdown (8 pm ET | UDN,, in the US; TSN2 in Canada). The Reds, whose full-strength side was blanked by Crew SC in the season opener, will need to step it up against a club that has posted two straight runners-up finishes. PREVIEW

Over in Seattle, the Sounders will kick off their quarterfinal duel when Chivas come to town on Wednesday night (10 pm ET | UDN,, The Emerald City bunch have dropped just one Champions League match at home since 2012, going 7-1-1 in tourney play at CenturyLink Field in that span. PREVIEW

Max power for NYCFC

There's a new king of the hill in the Power Rankings: New York City FC. The biggest jump of the week was pulled off by Columbus, who rose eight rungs to third. READ MORE

Davies: Bring on the heat

Alphonso Davies could be primed for a breakout year | USA Today Sports Images

Vancouver phenom Alphonso Davies was among the Week 1 standouts after notching a goal and an assist in their win over Montreal. One might think the pressure of performing might get to a 17-year-old, but the precocious Canada international says he uses it as motivation to raise his game. READ MORE

Kreilach impresses in RSL debut

Following a strong first showing from offseason pickup Damir Kreilach, local blog RSL Soapbox hailed the skilled but sturdy No. 8 as the perfect addition to Real Salt Lake's midfield. READ MORE

Cabezas heads to the shelf

Houston midfield anchor Juan David Cabezas is set to miss a couple weeks due to a quad strain suffered in their opening day win over Atlanta United. READ MORE

Exports: Corona bags a screamer

On Tuesday night, US midfielder Joe Corona set Club América on their way to a 4-0 CONCACAF Champions League rout of Tauro FC by netting a big blast from the top of the area. WATCH VIDEO

LAFC vs. Late Late Show FC

As part of their final prep for the season opener, Bob Bradley and his LAFC side faced a challenge (if you can call it that) from James Corden and his late night talk show crew. WATCH VIDEO Must-Watch

Bobby Warshaw counts down the top 10 plays from Week 1