Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:
Caps, Quakes in see-saw draw
Vancouver and guests San Jose traded leads before ending up with a 2-2 draw on Wednesday night. After a Nick Lima stunner put the Quakes up early in the second half, Yordy Reyna bagged the equalizer shortly after the hour mark. RECAP
Injury woes continue for Fire
Chicago head coach Veljko Paunovic's selection troubles have gone from bad to worse. In addition to losing key midfield man Dax McCarty to a hamstring ailment for a couple weeks, the Chicago head coach is wringing his hands over a knee setback that will keep right back Matt Polster out for an extended period of time. READ MORE
Arriola happily plays middle man
Report: Valencia talking MLS move
The buzz about Tigres forward Enner Valencia courting a move north of the border is picking up, with Ecuadorian scribe Daniel Navas tweeting that the player was in America with his agent (in Spanish) to hold discussions with a mystery MLS club. READ MORE
Hudson ices Black Cats rumor
Paraguay switch for Kaku?
According to the New York Post's Brian Lewis, Red Bulls ace Kaku is weighing a one-time FIFA switch that would allow him to suit up for Paraguay's national team. The playmaker was born in Argentina (for whom he appeared at youth levels) to Paraguayan parents. READ MORE
Who's had it easiest, roughest so far?
Ben Baer has emerged from his research cave with a look at how all 23 MLS clubs rank in schedule strength at this point in the season. It may shock you to learn that struggling champs Toronto FC have actually had the kindest slate thus far. READ MORE
Gold Cup venues revealed
In an ongoing rollout, eight stadiums in the US have been revealed as host venues for the expanded 16-team Concacaf Gold Cup in 2019. Among the stadiums announced so far are LAFC's brand new Banc of California Stadium and Minnesota's soon-to-be-completed Allianz Field. READ MORE