Here is everything you need to know about MLS and North American soccer this morning:
Kicking around Tata's ATL exit
For those wondering why Atlanta United chose Tuesday to announce that head coach Tata Martino would not return in 2019, Sam Stejskal has a rather simple answer: they wanted to control how much the news could affect their MLS Cup chase. READ MORE
Galaxy jump in Power Rankings
The LA Galaxy made the biggest jump in this week's MLSsoccer.com Power Rankings, rising three spots. They rejoined the top 10 at the expense of Columbus, who fell three rungs for the largest drop of the round. READ MORE
Weighing Decision Day prospects
MLSPA salary guide out
Rumor: MLS, Liga MX to play in Libertadores?
According to Argentine journalist Javier Lanza, MLS and Liga MX are close to sealing inclusion in the 2020 Copa Libertadores. He says the two North American leagues are holding out for the chance to play a final in the US and eligibility to claim the Club World Cup invite that comes with winning the trophy. READ MORE
Toffees coming to Audi Field in '19?
Washington Post scribe Steven Goff reports that D.C. United are in discussions to arrange an Audi Field friendly with Wayne Rooney's former club, Everton, for next year. The clubs have met before, with the Toffees taking a 3-1 friendly decision in the summer of 2011. READ MORE