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Kick Off: Vancouver host San Jose | Toronto FC expecting three stars back

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

Quakes rumble into Vancouver

Anibal Godoy and the Quakes will be looking to avenge last year's playoff defeat. | USA Today Images

There's one tilt on the midweek card, with San Jose making the trip north to face Vancouver on Wednesday night. Though the Earthquakes have traditionally had a miserable time at BC Place, they've gone 1-1-1 in their last three visits. PREVIEW

Local outlet The Province suggests that the Whitecaps would do well to rack up as many points as they can before the World Cup furlough of skipper Kendall Waston begins. READ MORE

Hobbled TFC tumble down Power Rankings

Those wondering when Toronto FC's rough start would result in a big MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings tumble have their answer. The reigning champs fell out of the top 10 thanks to a five-rung drop, the biggest of the week. READ MORE

There looks to be help on the way for Reds boss Greg Vanney, who expects to have the key trio of Chris Mavinga, Gregory van der Wiel and Victor Vazquez back from injuries when they host Orlando City this weekend. READ MORE

The new recruiting game

While all MLS clubs have their own turf from from which to recruit Homegrown Players, Sam Stejskal writes that some open areas of the country have kicked off a new game that puts MLS academies into direct recruiting competition. READ MORE

Browsing Liga MX

Out-of-contract Pachuca playmaker Keisuke Honda is one Liga MX player who could be on MLS radars this summer. | Reuters

Not satisfied with making summer shopping suggestions for MLS clubs, we're back with five targets to chase out of Liga MX, where the season is just about to wrap up. This list features some very familiar faces. READ MORE

Recovery ward: Segura, Danladi

D.C. United midfielder Ulises Segura will be on the shelf until July after suffering a knee injury during Tuesday's training session. The Costa Rica international was not named to his nation's World Cup squad. READ MORE

Meanwhile, Minnesota United could go a little longer without forward Abu Danladi despite his return to training on Tuesday. The youngster has missed their last four games with a knee injury. READ MORE

Alexi Lalas sounds off on ETR

The Green Room had a special visitor on Tuesday, as Fox analyst Alexi Lalas made an entertaining first visit to ExtraTime Radio to talk life in his various soccer jobs, as well as the current state of MLS and the US national team. LISTEN

MLSsoccer.com Must-Watch

Columbus forward Gyasi Zardes nets Alcatel Player of the Week prize

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