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 . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jan 25, 2019) US Soccer Players - With a brand new coaching staff in charge, this year’s USMNT January camp is at least somewhat of a new experience for everyone involved, even a long-serving veteran like Michael Bradley. That said, it’s a different sort of scenario for Daniel Lovitz. This is the first national-team call-up of any kind, at any age level, for the . . .
The soccer news starts with MLS action. NYCFC shutout Montreal 3-0 at Yankee Stadium. Jesus Medina put NYCFC up in the 60th minute and assisted on Ronald Matarrita's goal in the 65th. Matarrita assisted on Jonathan Lewis's goal in the 76th. Sean Johnson didn't need to make a save for the clean sheet with NYCFC outshooting Montreal 23 to 3 and putting 7 on goal to Montreal's 0. In the other MLS . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jun 1, 2018) US Soccer Players - There are higher profile teams in MLS than the Montreal Impact. Record-breaking crowds in Atlanta. Significant spending in Toronto. The big stage of New York. High-profile signings in LA. New stadiums in several places. All of those things and others serve to make Montreal something of an afterthought in a constantly changing . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Apr 2, 2018) US Soccer Players – The Concacaf Champions League resumes this week with the first-legs of the semifinals. It’s also the resumption of the MLS vs Liga MX story, one that almost always favors Mexico. While the other Champions League will be getting most of the attention this week, it’s in Concacaf where MLS teams will once again try to stop a Liga MX . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Mar 16, 2018) US Soccer Players - MLS might be a league of parity, but three weeks into the season not all games are even. A few might have more to teach us than others. Injuries, midweek games for Concacaf Champions League participants, and unusual conditions will play a role in the results and how we parse them. Here is a look at four games have the most potential . . .
By Jeff Rueter – SAINT PAUL, MN (Feb 1, 2018) US Soccer Players - A month out from the start of the 2018 MLS regular season, the flurry of transactions hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. We’ve already seen some highs and lows across the league. Montreal swapped loanee Blerim Dzemaili for a permanent transfer of Bologna’s Saphir Taider. Atlanta United set an incoming transfer fee record by . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 26, 2018) US Soccer Players - Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla is 18 years old. In 2017, he played 21 times for the Montreal Impact and scored twice. Tabla is a native of Cote d’Ivoire but moved to Quebec as a child and played in the Montreal Impact academy system. Montreal signed him as an MLS homegrown player in 2016. On Thursday, MLS sold Tabla to FC Barcelona for an . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Jan 3, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's the start of 2018, and it might already be crunch time for the new coaching hires in MLS. There's no time like the present for pressure, with clubs already making major moves. MLS teams turned over their sideline bosses at a greater rate than ever before in 2017. The expectations are high for those new hires. Regular season . . .
The Montreal Impact became the first MLS team to fire their coach Mauro Biello and his staff following the completion of the 2017 regular season. The Impact finished 9th in the Eastern Conference, 11 points out of the final playoff spot and seven points ahead of bottom club DC United. “Mauro spend his whole career here," Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo said in a press statement. "He is a . . .