Kick Off: Adams shoots down El Tri | DC set to open home run | Nagbe back

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

Adams strike downs 10-man El Tri

A 71st-minute Tyler Adams goal was enough for a stingy US national team to score a feisty 1-0 friendly triumph over archrivals Mexico on Tuesday night. The Red Bulls midfield ace earned the highest marks in our USMNT player ratings, with Cameron-Carter Vickers, Timothy Weah and Gyasi Zardes also drawing good grades. READ MORE | RECAP

In addition to earning the praise of the pundits, Adams' coach and teammates also had plenty of kind words for the 19-year-old rising star, with coach Dave Sarachan calling Adams "a beast" as he continues to elevate his game. READ MORE

DCU's playoff drive heads home

Playoff chasers D.C. United will begin a decisive seven-game home stand against Minnesota United on Wednesday (7:30 pm ET | TV & streaming info). The visitors will arrive banged up, with Francisco Calvo, Alexi Gomez and Eric Miller each nursing injuries that will keep them out for this one. READ MORE | PREVIEW

Report: Tata talking with Argentina

According to Fox Sports Argentina, Atlanta United boss Gerardo Martino is being courted for a return to that country's top national team job. Martino, who coached Argentina from 2014 to 2016, has reportedly had two recent meetings with their federation. READ MORE

Nagbe leads trio back to ATL training

Though his future may be up in the air, Martino's present got a lot better with Darlington Nagbe's Tuesday return to full training. The US midfielder was but one of three first team players to re-join the group, with Franco Escobar and Brandon Vazquez also back in the swing of things. READ MORE

Galaxy change highlights urgency

With Dominic Kinnear taking over for Sigi Schmid just six games from the season's finish line, the LA Galaxy clubhouse fully understands that they need to improve now if they have any chance to make the playoffs. The StubHub bunch stand two places and three points below the playoff line with six games to play, and the three clubs directly ahead of them hold games in hand. READ MORE

Revs buoyed by Angking debut

Last week's win at NYCFC was great for the New England Revolution in more ways than one. On top of securing a sorely-needed three points away from home, the Revs greatly enjoyed a fine debut from young Homegrown midfielder Isaac Angking. READ MORE Must-Watch

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