Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:
Toronto FC reach CCL final
Toronto FC fulfilled another team ambition by clinching their place in the CONCACAF Champions League final thanks to a 1-1 second leg draw at Club América that secured a 4-1 aggregate win for the Reds. And though star forward Jozy Altidore left early with an ankle injury, it can only be a good omen for the Reds that he's vowing to be ready for the championship tie. READ MORE | RECAP
Red Bulls fall short vs. Chivas
The New York Red Bulls dominated the home leg, but couldn't quite flip their Champions League semifinal tie against Chivas in Tuesday's 0-0 draw, which left them eliminated 1-0 on aggregate. Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle notes that a strange tactical decision made by coach Jesse Marsch didn't help their cause. READ MORE | RECAP
Can NYCFC finally beat RSL?
Eastern Conference leaders New York City FC are hoping the returns of David Villa, Alexander Ring and Ronald Matarrita can help them remain unbeaten when Real Salt Lake comes to the Bronx for a midweek tilt (7 pm ET | TV & streaming info). Though Wednesday's visitors have won all three previous meetings between the two, they are still trying to jump-start their offense, which has notched as many as two goals just once in five games this season. READ MORE | PREVIEW
Barco resumes full training
Just as had been promised by boss Tata Martino, Atlanta United attacking prodigy Ezequiel Barco rejoined his teammates in training on Tuesday. The teenage DP signing has yet to make his league debut due to a quadriceps setback during the preseason. READ MORE
Where could Torres fit in?
With rumors now swirling that Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres is receiving offers from MLS, one might wonder what the 34-year-old has left in the tank and which clubs might make best use of his talents. Well, we've got you covered with an assessment of his recent form and a few suggestions for possible landing spots. READ MORE
Transfer talk: Balotelli, Alibec
Sports Illustrated scribe Grant Wahl reports that D.C. United plan to sign two Designated Players this summer, and have already reached out to the agent of Nice strike star Mario Balotelli. The 27-year-old, who has hit 22 times across all competitions on the term, is also reputedly drawing interest from the likes of AS Roma, Juventus, Napoli and former employers Inter Milan. READ MORE
Meanwhile, the Polish press says the New York Red Bulls are ready to splash some cash (in Polish) to land Steaua Bucharest striker Denis Alibec. The Romania international has managed but three goals on the current campaign after bagging 35 over the preceding two. READ MORE
Exports: Diskerud stays hot
Mix Diskerud continued his fine start to IFK Gothenburg's campaign on Tuesday night, striking the opener in a 2-1 home loss to Hammarby. The US midfielder has three goals in the club's first seven competitive matches of the term. WATCH VIDEO