Kick Off: CCL semis open in Toronto | Quintero unveiled | Team of the Week

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

TFC shooting for CCL shutout win

 

Heading into Tuesday night's Concacaf Champions League semifinal opener against Club America (8 pm ET | UDN, univisiondeportes.com, go90.com; TSN), Toronto FC have one simple collective aim: The history-seeking Reds want nothing less than a clean sheet home victory to take south of the border for next week's decisive return. READ MORE | PREVIEW

Week 5 Team of the Week

Colorado and Sporting KC were the only clubs to with two players earning MLS Team of the Week citations. The only holdover from last week in the XI was New England spark plug Cristian Penilla. READ MORE

LAFC's Bradley: "We have to be resilient"

Though still intent on making sure it never happens again, LAFC boss Bob Bradley is also taking his usual philosophical view of Saturday's stunning derby collapse. The expansion side experienced their first hiccups against the LA Galaxy, and the coach now expects his side to grow from it. READ MORE

Sean Johnson red-hot for NYCFC

New York City FC netminder Sean Johnson did more than his part with some big stops to help the club remain unbeaten atop the East with Saturday's win at San Jose. The backstop, whose nine weekend saves put him first in the league overall, says staying in the moment is his best approach. READ MORE

Quintero aims high with Loons

Minnesota United unveiled Colombian attacker Darwin Quintero, their first DP signing, on Monday. The veteran declared that he's happy to join up with a club holding high ambitions. WATCH VIDEO

MLS LIVE games moving to ESPN+

You've probably heard that MLS LIVE will fold into the new ESPN+ streaming product, but we now have the transition date. The big change will take place on April 12, as the league joins a coverage slate that includes MLB, NHL and NCAA contests. READ MORE

Unlikely source of support for OCSC fam

It was an emotional weekend win for Orlando City, who honored recently departed Iron Lion Firm capo Miguel Vasquez prior to kick off. When regional rival Atlanta United saw that crowdsourcing efforts to help pay for the funeral were about $2,900 short, they apparently pitched in to cover the remaining costs in an act of MLS brotherhood. READ MORE

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