Kick Off: Galaxy, Lions, Rapids trying to get fit | 'Caps appeal Waston red

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

Dos Santos brothers eye derby return

Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos are both aiming to return for the first L.A. derby | USA Today Images

LA Galaxy stars Giovani and Jonathan dos Santos are each battling a hamstring ailment, but both brothers are aiming to be ready by the time new city rivals LAFC darken their door for the first ever derby between the two. READ MORE

Lions also getting fit

Orlando City were already happy to have Josue Colman, Dom Dwyer and Dillon Powers back in full training, and on Tuesday, key offseason catch Oriol Rosell finally joined up with his teammates, as well. READ MORE

Power Rankings: Sounders tumble

Perfect starters New York City FC remained atop the MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings for a second week. FC Dallas jumped five rungs to show the greatest gains, while a banged-up Seattle side plummeted 10 spots to 16th. READ MORE

'Caps appeal Waston red card

The Vancouver Whitecaps have filed an appeal to contest the ejection of skipper Kendall Waston early in Saturday's loss at Atlanta United. The red card, which was shown after Video Review, came on a foul decision that also yielded the penalty kick for the home side's opener. READ MORE

Hoping on Rapids returns

The Rapids will be hoping for a boost in attack from Stefan Aigner | Courtesy of the Colorado Rapids

Colorado have welcomed Stefan Aigner back to full training, and they're crossing fingers that attacking partner Shkelzen Gashi can soon follow suit. READ MORE

MLS exports: Defenders shining

Over the last month, Tim Ream and Jorge Villafana have been standouts among MLS alums working abroad. Meanwhile, former FC Dallas man Fabian Castillo is dealing with both a season-ending injury and an unsettled club status. READ MORE

Tricky Martinez on record trail

Unsurprisingly, Atlanta United striker Josef Martinez took home MLS Player of the Week honors after a hat trick performance over the weekend. But did you know he also joined a group of four active players now just one three-goal game from tying the league record shared by Stern John and Diego Serna? READ MORE

Miazga in it for the long haul

Matt Miazga has firmly established himself as a starter with his Dutch club, Vitesse, and now the New York Red Bulls academy product has his sights set on earning a regular spot on the US national team, who are currently in camp in North Carolina. READ MORE

In other news out of US camp, it was revealed Tuesday that Dave Sarachan – who has led the team since the World Cup qualifying failure – will remain at the helm at least through the USMNT's June friendly slate. READ MORE

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