Kick Off: Torrent succeeds Vieira | Team of the Week | Fulham honors Ream

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

Torrent takes NYCFC reins from Vieira

With Patrick Vieira off to Nice, NYCFC quickly tabbed his successor, longtime Pep Guardiola assistant Domenec Torrent. With Vieira closing another chapter, our Bobby Warshaw penned an open letter highlighting the Arsenal legend's now-dual impact on the former player's soccer experience. READ MORE | TORRENT HIRED

Almiron could miss Columbus trip

Atlanta United star Miguel Almiron is in doubt for their midweek bout with Eastern rivals Columbus due to a shoulder injury picked up over the weekend. Five Stripes boss Tata Martino stated that he may be inclined to hold the string-puller back for next week's U.S. Open Cup visit from Chicago. READ MORE

Newbies rule Team of the Week

Vancouver Whitecaps 17-year-old Alphonso Davies led all MLS players with 1,469 points in the Week 15 Audi Player Index.

Vancouver wing terror Alphonso Davies headlines a list of seven players that have earned their first MLS Team of the Week nod of the season. Among the repeat honorees was NYCFC's Maxi Moralez, who picked up his third mention of the term. READ MORE

Katai stumping for Chicago stay

With his loan from La Liga side Alaves set to expire at the end of the month, Chicago attacker Aleksandar Katai has let it be known that he wants to stay with the Fire. After a slow start to his Toyota Park tenure, the Serbia winger has notched two goals and three helpers in his last five outings. READ MORE

Report: Revs nix Israeli Rowe approach

According to Pro Soccer USA, New England has turned their nose up at interest out of Israel's top flight for playmaker Kelyn Rowe. Now in his seventh season with the Revs, the 26-year-old US international has 28 goals and 40 assists in 190 regular-season MLS contests. READ MORE

MLS options for Ticos vet Borges?

Spanish outlet Marca claims that Deportivo la Coruna's Costa Rica midfielder Celso Borges has offers coming out of MLS. The 30-year-old, who is currently on World Cup duty in Russia, has one year remaining on his contract with the Galicians. READ MORE

Exports: Ream wins Fulham Player of the Season

Fulham center back Tim Ream was the runaway winner of the club's Player of the Season prize after helping them earn Premier League promotion. It was the third such award for the USMNT veteran, who also won it twice with Bolton. READ MORE

Meanwhile, ESPN reports that Nottingham Forest defender Eric Lichaj is nearing a move to Hull City, who are eager to rebuild their backline. READ MORE

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