Kick Off: All-Stars set to tackle Juventus | Homegrowns draw Tigres U-20s

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

The 2018 MLS All-Star Game is here!

 

The 23rd annual MLS All-Star Game presented by Target is set for kick off in Atlanta, where your league stars will team up to dance with classical Italian virtuosos Juventus on Wednesday night (7:30 pm ET | ESPN, UniMás, TSN, TVAS). PREVIEW

And don't miss out on the LIVE All-Star pregame (7pm ET) and postgame (10pm ET, or after PKs) shows today from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. You can watch both shows on your favorite MLS channel, including: the official MLS app, MLSsoccer.com, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. READ MORE

Carleton MVP as Homegrowns share with Tigres U-20s

Liam Fraser's late first-half goal was enough to earn the MLS Homegrown Team a 1-1 draw with Liga MX Under-20 champs Tigres on Tuesday night. Hometown phenom Andrew Carleton set up the home side's goal as part of an MVP showing in front of friends, family and teammates. READ MORE | RECAP

Rallying powers climb in Power Rankings

Seattle and Toronto FC tied for the biggest move in this week's MLS Power Rankings, jumping four spots each. Minnesota United experienced the largest plummet, falling as many rungs. READ MORE

Stejskal: No Impact loan for Adi

According to Sam Stejskal, FC Cincinnati have decided there will be no loan move for new striker Fanendo Adi this season. The fresh recruit has been linked with a short-term switch to Montreal until the end of the season. READ MORE

Meanwhile, the Cincinnati Enquirer says the next expansion entrant is nearing a loan swoop for Sweden left back Pa Konate. The 24-year-old has failed to break through at Serie A survivors SPAL. READ MORE

Report: Impact take Valencia lead

With Adi no longer an option, The Athletic reports that Montreal have become the favorite to land Tigres forward Enner Valencia. The Ecuador international has scored 17 times in 42 games for Tigres, and was the Liga MX MVP during their 2017 Apertura title season. READ MORE

FCD, SKC getting defensive

A familiar face is back with FC Dallas. FCD have signed Comunicaciones' Guatemala left back Moises Hernandez, who got his start as a Homegrown Player with Dallas. READ MORE

With a reported Emiliano Amor parting of ways still to be officially announced, the local Star reports that Sporting KC are closing on his replacement. The Children's Mercy Park crew are said to be in talks with Celta Vigo center back Andreu Fontas. READ MORE

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