Kick Off: US to tackle Paraguay | All-Star tix on-sale | Team of the Week

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

Young USMNT bucks face Paraguay

 

The US national team will take the field in Cary, North Carolina on Tuesday night for their second game of 2018, a friendly test against Paraguay (7:30 pm ET | FS1, UniMás, UDN). The youthful roster features just five players with more than five caps, and eight players looking for their USMNT bow. PREVIEW

One of those eight prospective debutants is teen Paris Saint-Germain attacker Timothy Weah, who has already bought into #TheProcess of rebuilding the team lock, stock and barrel. READ MORE

Week 4 Team of the Week

A trio of Columbus players led the way as Eastern clubs claimed 7 of the 10 field spots on our MLS Team of the Week presented by Audi. A pair of league newcomers – Crew SC left back Milton Valenzuela and Sporting KC midfielder Felipe Gutierrez – each earned nods for the second time in the first four weeks of the season. READ MORE

2018 MLS All-Star Game tickets now on sale

The MLS All-Stars take on Italian powerhouse Juventus at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on August 1.

Want to see the top players in MLS challenge one of the premier clubs in Europe, at one of the best new stadiums in the country? Tickets for the 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target are on sale to the public as of Tuesday morning, via Ticketmaster.com. MORE INFO

TFC's Mavinga, Vazquez on track for returns

Recovering Toronto FC standouts Chris Mavinga and Victor Vazquez look like good bets to return to the lineup for Friday's visit from Real Salt Lake. However, left back Justin Morrow remains questionable for weekend involvement. READ MORE

More to come from Penilla, say Revs

On the heels of an especially influential outing in their weekend draw against NYCFC, the New England Revolution are promising that the best is yet to come from winger Christia Penilla. The Ecuador international, who is loan from Pachuca, has notched two assists in his first three MLS outings. READ MORE

Loons clear int'l slots... for Quintero?

Minnesota United have seen two international roster spots opened by the fresh US green cards received by Abu Danladi and Francisco Calvo. READ MORE

On the same day that news dropped, local scribe Jeff Reuter reported that the Loons are close to announcing the capture of Club America's Darwin Quintero. If (or, perhaps more appropriately, when) the Panama attacker signs, he will become the first Designated Player in club history. READ MORE

More transfer talk: Tomane, Lazaar

According to Portuguee daily A Bola, an unnamed MLS side is in transfer negotiations for Tondela striker Tomane. The 25-year-old has chalked up six goals and seven assists in 26 Liga NOS games this term. READ MORE

Elsewhere, Morocco left-sider Acraf Lazaar says he's sorting through three MLS suitors as he strives to make sure he's on his country's World Cup roster this summer. The 26-year-old is on loan from Newcastle to Benevento, where he's been frozen out of the squad since January. READ MORE

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