Kick Off: Zlatan joins Galaxy quest | MLS Week 4 Preview | CanMNT in action

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

Zlatan signs for LA

Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic joins the LA Galaxy on a 2-year deal.

A long-rumored pursuit has manifested: erstwhile Manchester United superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic has signed a two-year TAM deal to join Sigi Schmid's StubHub crew. The rest of the Galaxy – or at least whoever's healthy – will be in action Saturday against Vancouver (10 pm ET | TSN – Full TV & streaming info), who are riding a 4-1-2 run in the series. READ MORE | PREVIEW

Can Revs halt NYCFC's 100% start?

Coming off their first win of the season, New England must now level up by playing host to an unbeaten New York City FC outfit (1:30 pm ET | TV & streaming info). Predicting the outcome may not be as simple as it seems; NYCFC are just 1-3-0 at Gillette, where the Revs are currently on an 8-0-1 run. PREVIEW

With David Villa subject to a late fitness check, NYCFC are hoping to hand a debut offseason strike catch Jo Inge Berget. READ MORE

D.C. make tough Columbus trip

Unbeaten Columbus and winless guests D.C. United will lock horns in the East on Saturday (6 pm ET | TV & streaming info). Not only are the hosts 8-0-2 in their last 10 at MAPFRE Stadium, but they've also not lost a home game to D.C. since 2007 (spanning a 7-0-3 run). PREVIEW

With netminder Zack Steffen and midfield traffic director Wil Trapp away on USMNT duty, Crew SC coach Gregg Berhalter has two important lineup decisions to make before D.C. United invades. READ MORE

Red Bulls to tackle Minnesota

The New York Red Bulls will look to get back on track in Saturday's home contest against a Minnesota United side shooting for the first three-game win streak in club history (7 pm ET | TV & streaming info). RBNY scored a 3-0 road win in the inaugural clash between these two teams. PREVIEW

The Loons may be forced to shuffle their entire back line this weekend, but they have made a move to solidify the defense for years to come. Skipper Francisco Calvo has inked a new deal that, with options to exercise, could keep him in the Twin Cities through 2022. READ MORE

FC Dallas host testy Timbers

Roland Lamah (left) and Maxi Urruti celebrate FC Dallas' early success. | USA TODAY Sport Images

FC Dallas will try to continue a solid start when they welcome winless Portland for a Saturday duel (3:30 pm ET | UniMás – Full TV & streaming info). The Timbers are winless in the last five Toyota Stadium meetings. PREVIEW

Following a pair of unappetizing losses to start the season, the Timbers are out to prove something as a team in Dallas this weekend. READ MORE

Rapids kick off home slate

Colorado will hope to enjoy Saturday's home opener against Western rivals Sporting KC (9 pm ET | TV & streaming info). It's traditionally a rough fixture for the Missouri Azzurri, who have dropped three straight 1-0 decisions at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. PREVIEW

After starting their league campaign on the road, Rapids management is eager to introduce a new-look side and their new 3-5-2 formation to the home fans. READ MORE

Herdman takes Canada reins

Let's not forget that Canada has their first game under a new boss, as John Herdman guides the team against friendly foe New Zealand in Spain on Saturday morning (11 am ET | CanadaSoccer.com). Ten MLS players are fighting for caps, but Alphonso Davies has been left out to focus on Vancouver's league tilt. PREVIEW

Fresh from making one of the big plays that helped Montreal top treble holders Toronto FC, Michael Petrasso is now intent on shining on national team duty. READ MORE

Freedman: Let's crank up the pressure on prospects

After years of pumping the brakes on national team phenoms, Jonah Freedman has changed his mind and thinks it's time to test the kids. Instead of sheltering players from the spotlight, the US and Canada soccer landscapes have shifted enough that we can begin feeding phenoms to "The Machine". READ MORE

Zusi's hair off to a good cause

As you may have heard, Graham Zusi chopped off his renowned hair to benefit an organization that helps women battling cancer. Sporting KC had a little fun getting sentimental about the chop of that glorious mane, and it inspired some young fans to match his gesture. READ MORE

Seba, the sequel?

Though it had to happen sooner or later, we just didn't imagine it would happen in Texas. A young Houston couple has named their first-born son after Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco. READ MORE

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