I have to admit that the New England Revolution is surprising me at the moment. A week ago their playoff chances were hanging by a thread as the Revs embarked on a road trip that would take them to New York and Montreal.
But after getting a point in New York (yes it should have been three), New England headed to Montreal and beat the Impact 1-0 thanks to a Jose Goncalves' goal in the 31st minute.
Wow, when I first read about this I was a tad shocked. Then I was a bit sad that something was taken this far. Anyways,The Montreal Impact released a statement Wednesday concerning threats made towards Impact midfielderDavy Arnaudon social media followingthe team's 4-3 loss to the Colorado Rapids on June 29.
The Montreal Impact announced Wednesday that the club and league made an official complaint to the local police last week after a first-team player was subjected to "profanity-laden threats" on social media. The complaint appears to refer to abusive Twitter [...]
While others have struggled out of the starting gates, the Montreal Impact have taken a wide open lead, after winning their third straight match last Saturday, 2-1 over Toronto FC.
Battling against father time, a squad of veterans including as Davy Arnaud, Marco Di Vaio, Patrice Bernier, and Alessandro Nesta have combined with the youth of Felipe Martins, Andres Romero, and Jeb Brovsky has created a lethal combination.
The opening week of the 2013 MLS season delivered some quality goals, and it wasn't easy to pick the best one, but ultimately it was the debut goal from one of the weekend's most impressive newcomers that stood out the most.
Portland midfielder Diego Valeri's beautiful goal in Sunday's 3-3 draw vs.
The Montreal Impact stunned the Seattle Sounders on Saturday with a 1-0 victory at CenturyLink Field. The Sounders dominated most of the match with nearly 60 percent of the possession and 15 attempts on goal, but one brilliant play from [...]
In a much anticipated opener after the departure of defensive stalwart Jeff Parke, Fredy Montero and fellow Designated Player Christian Tiffert there were a lot of missing faces that have become familiar to the friendly confines of CenturyLink Field. In addition to the afforementioned players, Sounders were also missing Marc Burch & Osvaldo Alonso to suspension and David Estrada to injury.
The LA Galaxy won at FC Dallas, Houston moved within a point of TFC, and Columbus surprised
Sporting KC in Major League Soccer on July 28, 2012. Overall, there were seven matches in MLS on
Saturday with most of the away teams getting victories.
Toronto FC 0-2 Houston Dynamo
A 44th minute Calen Carr and 85th minute Brian Ching goal were more than enough for Houston to
get their third away win of the season.
D.C United acquired veteran midfielder Davy Arnaud Tuesday afternoonfrom the Montreal Impact in exchange for an International Player spot for the next two seasons. In what will be the first of many moves heading into the 2014 MLS season, United has acquired a savvy veteran player who will immediately have a positive impact in the [.
D.C. United today acquired Davy Arnaud from the Montreal Impact for an international roster spot.
Today D.C. United traded for Davy Arnaud, formerly the captain of the Montreal Impact and the former captain of Sporting Kansas City as well. United gave up an international roster spot for the 2014 and the 2015 seasons to acquire Arnaud; however, with the return of their international roster spot from the Portland Timbers this offseason, they will remain at the same number that they had in 2013.
Saturday at Sporting Park, Sporting KC will look to end two streaks, the first, their own goalless drought, which now stands at 193 minutes after two 0-0 draws with Chicago and New England. The second streak they'll look to end is Montreal's perfect start to the season. They're the last remaining team in the league to have a perfect record, that currently stands at 4-0.
In a game where Montreal and Toronto traded suspect penalties, Marco Di Vaio proved to be the difference as the Impact held off their Canadian rivals for a 2-1 victory.
Di Vaio was played the role of a quintessential center forward, providing a target for an Impact attack that used the long ball with laser like precision and was continuously hunting for the final touch.
Back in August we heard about a Jamaican player failing a drug test after their game against Honduras. We've now learned what player that was. Former Wizard, Jermaine Hue was handed a 9 month ban for testing positive for a banner substance. He'll play no further role in Jamaica's World Cup qualifying campaign, and at 35 years old you have to wonder if he'll come back after the suspension is over.
Another former Sporting Kansas City player has a new team. Earlier this week, Yann Songo'o signed a contract with English Championship side Blackburn Rovers. Songo'o and Sporting had mutually terminated Songo'o's contract earlier this summer allowing him to return to Europe where he's now got a new club.
After last week's 4-3 loss to Colorado, things took an ugly turn support wise for Davy Arnaud. Arnaud was dispossessed by the Rapids in the lead up to the Rapids winning goal. After the game one Montreal fan made some threats towards Arnaud including "I hope your family dies in a fire." Today word came down that Montreal and MLS have filed a compliant with the police regarding the comments made towards Arnaud.
A former SKC player who developed a bit of a cult following in his half a season here, Neven Markovic, has apparently found another club. Markovic has apparently signed to play with Swiss club, Servette FC. Servette was relegated from the Swiss Super League this past season and will be playing in the second division, the Swiss Challenge League this year.
Herculez Gomez scored a brace this past week it what is the first week of the "new" former Wizards season. Each year I start the "season" when the MLS seasons starts, so Gomez is currently in the lead for the golden boot. Last season, Gomez finished 3rd in goals with 15 behind Eddie Johnson(19) and Yura Movsisyan (16).
Active without a club or unknown
MLS Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 90 minutes, scoring a goal in Montreal's 3-1 win
over New York.
John Hackworth on possible summer signing, the Roger Torres' playing time, and more. Fabinho working for start. Beasley on hazing USMNT rookie McInerney. City Islanders fall to LA Blues. CONCACAF prez wants World Cup in US. More news.
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Another set of stats for you, this one for the Red Bulls. The Red Bulls are the only team of the original MLS teams still around that Kansas City has never met in a competition outside of league play. They've never met in the playoffs, Open Cup, or any other competition, so the league and all competitions will be the same.
Next on the list of appearances and minutes is FC Dallas/Dallas Burn. Another of the original teams in the league, KC had plenty of games to face off against Dallas when they were in the Western Conference. Less so recently, so the appearances drop off for current players.
Continuing the stats for appearances and minuts against each team, today it is Colorado. Being one of the original teams in the league with KC, these two have played a number of times. Less so in recent seasons since KC's move to the East. So the top players on this list are players from KC's early years.
Some new stats that I'm starting. A look at the players who have played the most games and minutes for Kansas City and in the season series with each MLS team. With 20 teams to go through I'm going to go through each team one at a time. In alphabetical order, starting with the Chicago Fire.
To start off my look at player stats for the offseason. First a look at the 10,000 minute club.
In league play, no new players joined the club this year. Like last year, Matt Besler is the closest one to join this list, just over 1,000 minutes away from the mark. Jimmy Nielsen at 8,437 also has a very good shot at making the mark in the 2013 season.
The Revolutioncollected the three points they were looking for in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Impact, but it came with a painful price.
Saer Sene suffered a dislocated left ankle and fractured left fibula following a Davy Arnaud tackle inside the area during the 18th minute, and the Revolution winger is likely done for the rest of the season.
A fair result may be nil-nil. Fair results don't count for one amazing play. Davy Arnaud had one of those. Seattle Sounders FC had none. Montreal set themselves in a defensive posture, created a goal behind brilliant play and held onto win. There was a slight issue with marking on the winning play, but it is one of those moments that requires the tip of the cap.