#CCLFever was exceptionally wild last night, with NYCFC winning 5-3 in Costa Rica and Seattle drawing 2-2 in Honduras. Next week's second legs start on Tuesday night in Kennesaw and there are lots of storylines to follow.
Some morning reading:
* MLS continues to build to the kickoff of its 25th season on Feb. 29. Here is their official preview.
* A discussion of Arsene Wenger's proposal to alter the offside rule.
Song of the Day:
The longest-running number 1 single in the history of the Billboard charts was in the midst of its 16-week reign on this date in 1996.