Kick Off: NYCFC have new layers | Spector to the shelf | USMNT call Manneh

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

Warshaw: NYCFC diversify their excellence

NYCFC midfielder Jesus Medina (center) celebrates with Tommy McNamara (right) and Maxi Moralez.

New York City FC have started the season 3-0-0, and Bobby Warshaw says they've truly deserved that burst out of the blocks because they have new ways to beat you. Patrick Vieira's men are now less reliant on the masterful David Villa, in large part thanks to their increased use of high counter-pressing. READ MORE

TFC balancing CCL pressures

Though Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley concedes the champs are none too happy with dropping their first two league games of the season, they're taking it in stride because they understand the added rigors of playing deep into the Concacaf Champions League so early in the MLS campaign. READ MORE

Team of the Week


The Montreal Impact led all clubs by putting three players on our MLS Team of the Week. FC Dallas were the only other team to earn multiple nods. READ MORE

Galaxy to be depleted this weekend

B.C. daily The Province has noted how due to injuries, suspension and international call-ups, the LA Galaxy will be missing nearly a lineup list of talent when they visit the Whitecaps on Saturday. READ MORE

Injury updates: Lions' Spector, Fire man Polster

Orlando City skipper Jonathan Spector has been ruled out indefinitely while he navigates concussion protocol. The defender suffered the injury during the first half of their weekend NYCFC loss. READ MORE


Chicago has also received some bad news, with right back Matt Polster set to miss 5-6 weeks with a knee sprain. READ MORE

Lodeiro absence hampering Sounders

Seattle are a team battling a major injury crisis early in the season, but it's easy to demonstrate how no loss has hurt the team more than that of workhorse playmaker Nicolas Lodeiro. READ MORE

Kekuta Manneh joins USMNT camp

US national team interim boss Dave Sarachan has made a late addition to the roster, calling in Pachuca winger Kekuta Manneh. The former Vancouver and Columbus man is now officially eligible to earn a debut cap. READ MORE

Atlanta, MLS up for awards

Atlanta United have been nominated for three prizes, including Sports Team of the Year, by the Sports Business Awards. Additionally, MLS is up for League of the Year and Best Social Media honors. READ MORE Must-Watch

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