Kick Off: Vieira cools Nice talk | Adams to Leipzig? | Rooney to visit DC?

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

Vieira puts rumor mill on ice

New York City FC boss Patrick Vieira has moved to cool the speculation surrounding his future. The supposed front-runner to take the open managerial post at OGC Nice declared that the talk suggesting he was headed for the Yankee Stadium exit door offered "wrong information." READ MORE

Red Bulls stampede to top

There's a new king of the hill in our MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings. The New York Red Bulls jumped past Atlanta United to take the summit for the first time this season. READ MORE

Kemar: I'm "on my feet"

In more good news for the Red Bulls, left back Kemar Lawrence, who suffered a scary injury in their game at Atlanta on Sunday, revealed on his Instagram feed Tuesday that he was "on his feet" and "ready to go again," a promising sign after he was stretchered off the field and held overnight at the hospital after the game. READ MORE

Saputo: No Impact place is safe

From the "Whoa!" file: dismayed by the team's performances, Montreal owner Joey Saputo has stated that no player is untouchable as they plot a summer personnel shuffle to improve the side. He even went so far as to mention Ignacio Piatti by name. READ MORE

Mr. Rooney goes to Washington

Things seem to be heating up on the Wayne Rooney-to-D.C. United front, with The Washington Post's Steven Goff reporting that the English star would be heading to Washington on Thursday for a physical, tour of the city and meeting with club officials. One source said that although a deal was not yet agreed upon, the move was "the next step in the process." READ MORE

Adams deal done? Torres close to the Fire?

Tyler Adams is reportedly heading to Germany at the ended of 2018. | USA Today Images

There's plenty more midweek transfer scuttlebutt to review, to say the least. The most significant buzz comes from leading German sports daily Kicker, who report that RB Leipzig have now sealed a move for young Red Bulls standout Tyler Adams that will see him finish this MLS campaign in New York. READ MORE

We turn to Chicago, where Fox Sports Mexico claims the Fire are in advanced talks with free agent star Fernando Torres. The striker just closed his second Atletico Madrid stint with a brace over the weekend. READ MORE

Cameron, Lichaj linked with MLS interest

A pair of USMNT defenders were mentioned in transfer bits on Tuesday, headlined by Sam Stejskal's report saying that Stoke City stalwart Geoff Cameron is considering a move back to MLS. According to the report, several teams are ready to throw their hat in for the former Houston Dynamo man. READ MORE

Meanwhile, the local Post has Nottingham Forest right back Eric Lichaj being pursued by a crowd that includes multiple MLS clubs and four Championship rivals. The 29-year-old Illinois native has spent his entire pro career to date in England. READ MORE

More transfer talk: Rusnak, Giovinco

According to Fox Sports' Ian Joy, Sparta Prague have made a $2 million offer for Real Salt Lake playmaker Albert Rusnak. The Slovakia international has notched 10 goals and 17 assists in 41 games since joining the Rio Tinto bunch prior to last season. READ MORE

The craziest rumor of the day came from south of the border, where Mexican paper La Aficion claims that Tigres wish to make a swap that would net them Toronto FC star Sebastian Giovinco in exchange for Enner Valencia and some cash. READ MORE

Report: Villalba in for Paraguay switch

On the heels of news that Red Bulls ace Kaku has filed the FIFA paperwork that will allow him to play for Paraguay, it seems that Atlanta United attacker and fellow Argentine dual-national Hector 'Tito' Villalba is set to make the same switch of international allegiance. READ MORE

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