By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 31, 2022) US Soccer Players - Back in 2016, the then-Montreal Impact reached the Eastern Conference final. In a legendary two-legged battle with Toronto FC, Montreal fell 7-5 on aggregate after extra time. That team finished 5th in the regular season, an unnecessary reminder that what always counts in Major League Soccer is how a team does in the playoffs. With . . .
Wednesday's soccer news starts in the second round of England's League Cup with Matthew Olosunde subbing out at halftime in Preston North End's 2-1 loss at Wolverhampton. Trailing 2-0 from goals in the 8th and 29th minutes, Preston's Ben Woodburn scored in the 48th. "I'm proud of the group," Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe told his club's official site. "Disappointed as well obviously . . .
Tuesday's soccer news starts with tomorrow's MLS schedule, highlighted by the 3rd-place team in the East on the road at the 7th-place team in the West. While that might not immediately put that game at the top of the seven on the Wednesday night schedule, Seattle hosting Montreal has more going for it than their current positions in the table. Let's start with 3rd-place CF Montreal. Since the . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with CF Montreal debuting its new logo for next season. Montreal will retire its current logo after two seasons, introduced as part of the rebrand that changed the name from Impact to Club de Foot. In a press statement, Montreal chairman Joey Saputo said, "Today we are turning another important page of our history,” said CF Montréal Chairman of the Board of . . .
Monday's soccer news starts with Montreal taking the somewhat surprising lead at the top of the Eastern Conference. Montreal shutout Charlotte FC -0 on Saturday to pull into a three-way lead with 2nd-place Orlando City and 3rd-place Philadelphia all on 20 points. With Montreal and Orlando tied on total wins, Montreal takes the top spot on goal difference +3 to -1. Montreal and Philadelphia both . . .
By Clemente Lisi – MONTREAL, CA (Apr 25, 2022) US Soccer Players – Scores of fans streamed out of Stade Saputo on a chilly April evening in Montreal. They'd just watched the hometown CF Montreal defeat Canadian rivals Vancouver Whitecaps in what was a riveting 2-1 game. The encounter was the first all-Canadian match-up of the 2022 season. The state of the game in Canada is very good, especially . . .
The soccer news starts with Manchester City drawing 0-0 at home with Sporting to advance 5-0 on aggregate to the Champions League quarterfinals. Zack Steffen wasn't in the squad for City, who finished with four of their 14 shots on goal to Sporting's three from six. "I'm a guy who learns at the time to enjoy the moment," Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said. "When I qualify for the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Feb 28, 2022) US Soccer Players – Many are already picking Seattle as an easy favorite in the race for MLS Cup. They have all of the makings of a legit contender, even in a league where several teams have spent more this offseason. Part of that may be another competition where the Sounders are an easy pick, Concacaf's Champions League. They're one of the four Major . . .
The soccer news starts in the Champions League round of 16. Zack Steffen is injured and wasn't in the squad for Manchester City's 5-0 win at Sporting. Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring in the 7th minute and Bernardo Silva doubled the lead in the 17th. Phil Foden made it 3-0 City in the 32nd and Silva scored again in the 44th. Raheem Sterling finished off the City goals in the 58th minute. “Don’t . . .
By J Hutcherson (Jul 13, 2021) US Soccer Players - Though it's certainly closer than last season, it's still difficult to describe 2021 as normal for Major League Soccer. The easiest example of that is the three Canadian teams starting the season in the United States. Pandemic protocols made it unreasonable to hold league games in Canada. Once again, that forced the Canadian teams to try and . . .