Kick Off: Soccer For All begins | Friday triple-header | Cincy announcement

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

Soccer For All launches

MLS on Friday announced the launch of Soccer For All month, in which the league and its clubs will use the month of June to showcase the collective efforts taking place throughout the league to foster more inclusive communities. READ MORE

All-Star Team voting opens

The 2018 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target is now just over two months away, so we've opened the balloting that will help determine who lines up against against Serie A champs Juventus in Atlanta. Voting will remain exclusive to the MLS app until June 9. READ MORE

Friday triple-header on tap

Toronto FC's reward for getting well last week is a visit from one of their least favorite opponents, FC Dallas (8 pm ET | TSN1/3/4/5 in Canada - full TV & streaming info). The Texans, who are currently being linked with a swoop for young Panama forward Jose Fajardo, have gone an impressive 2-1-3 in their last six trips to BMO Field. READ MORE | PREVIEW

With Atlanta United off this round, New York City FC will have a free shot at taking the Eastern Conference perch in Friday night's game at Houston (8:55 pm ET | UniMás, Twitter - full TV & streaming info). Though winless in their last four away matches, City scored a 2-0 victory the last time they visited the Dynamo. PREVIEW

Slumping San Jose will be happy to see the first Cali Clasico of the year arrive with Friday night's visit to the LA Galaxy (11 pm ET | UniMás, Twitter - full TV & streaming info). The Earthquakes won three of last year's four clashes (including one in the U.S. Open Cup), with Chris Wondolowski bagging five goals across those games. PREVIEW

Sporting face test from Crew SC

One of the biggest match-ups of the weekend will take center stage on Sunday when Sporting KC hosts fellow in-form side Columbus (6 pm ET | FS1 - full TV & streaming info). The West leaders have won four straight at home against Columbus, who will enter the contest with a 405-minute shutout streak intact. PREVIEW

Meanwhile, Portland will carry a five-game winning streak into Saturday's road game at slumping Colorado (9 pm ET | Full TV & streaming info). While the Rapids enter having lost five straight, they've only dropped one of 10 home games in this series. PREVIEW

Red Bulls, Lions return home

The Red Bulls are back home and looking to add to their win streak. | USA Today Images

The New York Red Bulls will risk a four-game win streak when Philadelphia makes the short trip for Saturday's clash (7 pm ET | Full TV & streaming info). The Union earned a point at Red Bull Arena last season to complete an even 1-1-1 league split (the Big Apple bunch did win their Open Cup meeting on spot kicks). PREVIEW

Rollercoaster side Orlando City are hoping to reverse a two-game losing streak in Saturday's home match against East rivals Chicago (7:30 pm ET | Full TV & streaming info). All three previous Florida meetings between the two have ended in draws. PREVIEW

LAFC, Vancouver hosts Eastern guests

Bob Bradley's LAFC side will try to get back on the winning track in Saturday's home tilt against D.C. United (10 pm ET | Full TV & streaming info). Just last week, the capital crew snapped a five-game road skid with a win at San Jose. PREVIEW

Vancouver will aim to halt a four-game winless run when New England drops by B.C. Place on Saturday evening (5:30 pm ET | TSN1/3/4/5 in Canada - full TV & streaming info). The Whitecaps admit that it might be panic button time if they lose to the Revs. READ MORE | PREVIEW

Strugglers to duel in Seattle, Minnesota

Western Conference cellar dwellers Seattle may be set for the perfect medicine, with favorite guests Real Salt Lake headed to town for a Saturday contest (5 pm ET | Full TV & streaming info). The visitors, who have dropped their last five road games by a combined 16-3 count, have also lost seven straight at CenturyLink Field. PREVIEW

Finally, a pair of teams trying to leave three-game win droughts behind will do battle when Montreal visit Minnesota United (8 pm ET | TVAS in Canada - Full TV & streaming info). Some welcome news for the home side: Abu Danladi, who hit the last-minute winner in last year's meeting, is "100%" fit to return from a frustrating injury. READ MORE | PREVIEW

MLS sides learn U.S. Open Cup assignments

All 20 MLS clubs based in the United States officially joined the 2018 U.S. Open Cup competition with Thursday's fourth round draw. There will be four intra-league duels, including a New York derby date. READ MORE

Cincinnati set for big announcement

Expansion candidate Cincinnati is set to make a important announcement on Tuesday, with a number of special guests set to attend the event. READ MORE

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