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Kick Off: MLS teams go 3-for-3 in CCL | Revs making Nemeth available?

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

TFC grab CCL edge on Tigres

Jonathan Osorio's clever finish lifted Toronto to a big win. | USA Today Images

In Wednesday's headline CONCACAF Champions League duel, Toronto FC scored a big 2-1 victory in the first leg of their quarterfinal tie against Liga MX champs Tigres. Jozy Altidore pulled the Reds level on the hour before Jonathan Osorio bagged the winner with a nifty last-minute backheel. RECAP

Dempsey fires home leg winner

Seattle made it a clean Champions League sweep for MLS clubs this week, topping quarterfinal first leg guests Chivas in a 1-0 win thanks to a late strike from star man Clint Dempsey. RECAP

Schweinsteiger wants Fire to step it up

Speaking with Pro Soccer USA, Chicago Fire star Bastian Schweinsteiger said he is expecting the club to follow up a strong 2017 campaign by reaching the next level this season. READ MORE

Recovery ward: Alessandrini, Ford, Danladi & Ramirez

Though Romain Alessandrini will miss the LA Galaxy's weekend tilt at NYCFC with a hamstring knock, coach Sigi Schmid expects a short layoff for his wing ace. READ MORE

Colorado's backline took a blow ahead of their season opener at New England. Young defender Kortne Ford is set to miss 8-10 weeks after suffering an MCL sprain in his left knee during a preseason scrimmage. READ MORE

Christian Ramirez is in a race to be fit for this weekend's trip to Orlando | USA Today Images

Minnesota United may have a striker shortage on their hands ahead of Saturday's trip to Orlando City, with Abu Danladi already ruled out by a hamstring ailment and Christian Ramirez facing a late fitness test due to an ankle complaint. READ MORE

Report: Revs shopping Nemeth around

While New England manage wantaway star Lee Nguyen, they've apparently also been seeing if there any takers for former Sporting KC attacker Krisztian Nemeth. READ MORE

Vieira's dilemma: Matarrita or Sweat?

Local blog Hudson River Blue shines a light on the left back controversy brewing at New York City FC, who have two fine options in Ronald Matarrita and Ben Sweat. READ MORE

Valenzuela paying fast dividends

There's no such left back quandary in Columbus, where teenage offseason signing Milton Valenzuela is quickly displaying his value to head coach Gregg Berhalter. READ MORE

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