Thursday's soccer news starts with Zack Steffen on the bench for Manchester City's 2-0 win at Gladbach in the first-leg of their Champions League round of 16 series. Due to pandemic restrictions, Gladbach moved its home leg to Bucharest. Bernardo Silva opened the scoring for City in the 29th. Gabriel Jesus doubled the lead in the 65th minute. The series concludes in Manchester on March 16. "In . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Nov 11, 2020) US Soccer Players - The 2020 Major League Soccer regular season is over. We all know that means reckoning with the results. Plenty of clubs, whether they made the playoffs or not, will use the unique 2020 COVID-19 conditions of the season to justify the final standings. Ambition is a factor, of course. Some clubs won't be satisfied with anything but a . . .
Montreal ended Toronto's undefeated streak in league games that stretched back to last August. Rudy Camacho scored in the 14th minute with Clement Diop making six saves to keep the clean sheet at BMO Field. Toronto had a first-half stoppage-time penalty called back after Alejandro Pozuelo passed the ball rather than taking the shot. Pablo Piatti though he had equalized from the pass, but the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 12, 2020) US Soccer Players - The MLS season is mere weeks away, and the teams participating in the Concacaf Champions League are gearing up for games that come earlier than that. In a perfect world, coaches would have set rosters and know what they're working with for games that count. Then again, this is MLS. The primary in-season transfer window doesn't . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Dec 2, 2019) US Soccer Players – Thierry Henry is back in MLS. This time, it's with a suit and tie. Named the new head coach of the Montreal Impact just last month, his hiring is about injecting some newfound energy and optimism to a team that has lacked both for much of the past decade. For Henry, the Montreal job is a second chance at coaching under relatively . . .
The soccer news starts with the Montreal Impact officially introducing new coach Thierry Henry. It's an interesting move for a team that finished 9th in the Eastern Conference and fired a coach. Add in the Champions League for 2020, and it's a difficult job trying to rebuild in Montreal regardless of how many years a coach has working in this league. Henry has exactly zero, leaning on his playing . . .
The soccer news starts with a coach leaving in Chicago and a surprise hire in Montreal. The Fire announced that MLS classing "parted ways" with coach Veljko Paunovic. The situation for the rest of the coaching staff and trainers is up to the next coach, though the Fire has "discontinued" their services for now. Chicago is in a partial revamp, moving from Bridgeview to Soldier Field and losing . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 23, 2019) US Soccer Players - In Major League Soccer, a single-entity league with copycat tendencies, Montreal is different. Quebec's little slice of Europe on the St Lawrence River is like no place else in North America. That's also reflected in their soccer club. The Montreal Impact's rowdy supporters groups chant, sing and curse in French. Their home . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 26, 2019) US Soccer Players - The Montreal Impact defeated the New England Revolution 3-0 on Wednesday night, with two of the goals coming from homegrown player Anthony Jackson-Hamel. The win was Montreal’s fourth of the year and vaulted the Impact into 2nd-place in the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer. As these things go, that result is not, by . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 17, 2019) US Soccer Players - Ezequiel Barco arrived in Atlanta in early 2018 with massive expectations in tow. A drawn-out chase for the Argentine teenager by Atlanta United only intensified the pressure for him to perform. Fans in Atlanta used the #BarcoWatch hashtag to chart the progress of the transfer, feeding into the idea that he would light MLS on fire . . .