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Ignacio Piatti reveals contract tension following Impact win

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The Montreal Impact won their third straight game in 3-0 blowout of the Chicago Fire but celebration was cut a bit short after a big reveal from the club's biggest star.

After a two-goal performance, Ignacio Piatti was named player of the game and had a little post-game conversation with Stade Saputo's PA announcer.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Third time's a charm as the Union look to beat the Impact in their final meeting this season.

MLS Ticker: Piatti injury, Grella done for the year, and more

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Bad news for the Montreal Impact, as they'll need to figure out how to pull themselves back into playoff contention without their star DP for a few weeks.

Star midfielder Ignacio Piatti is set to miss several weeks due to an adductor muscle injury, reports TVA Sports.

D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact 2017: Time, TV schedule and how to watch MLS online

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With three straight at home, United appears to be rounding into form at the right time as they host the Impact

A slow start to 2017 has started to change for D.C. United, who went 3-1-1 in April and are coming off of a remarkable win on the road against Atlanta United. With the injury list starting to shorten a bit last week, the Black-and-Red will be looking to ramp things up as they get three straight matches at home against Eastern Conference opponents.

Fan’s View: Insanity is Keeping Us Sane

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Collin Deckert walks through how the Union are driving us insane. But being insane can help us stay sane.

Philadelphia Union 3, Montreal Impact 3: Instant recap and player ratings survey

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The Union blow a 3-0 lead as they remain winless in 2017

A Roland Alberg brace was still not enough for the Union to grab their first win of the season, as the Union draw with Montreal 3-3. The game got off to a perfect start for the Union as they opened the scoring in the fifth minute off a great move from Roland Alberg off an assist by CJ Sapong.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • Time: 1:00 PM
  • Place: Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, PA
  • Television: 6ABC - JP Dellacamera and Tommy Smyth
  • Stream: MLS Live
  • Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer

Starting XI

  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Fabinho, Richie Marquez, Jack Elliott, Ray Gaddis; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya; Ilsinho, Roland Alberg, Chris Pontius; C.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact – THURSDAY

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The two worst teams in the Eastern conference square off this Saturday. Montreal is looking to build on their first victory of 2017. The winless streak is significant for the Union, but so is their four game losing streak. Is this the week Jim Curtin's men change their fortune?

How to Watch the MLS weekend in Week 5, TV and Streaming Listings

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It was a big week of trades and a World Cup winner makes his MLS debut. Check out our Three Big Storylines, National TV and Streaming Listings and From a Sounders Point of View.

Three Big Storylines:
  1. Bastian Schweinsteiger will make his MLS debut on Saturday as the Chicago Fire host the Montreal Impact (Noon, MLS Live).

MLS Ticker: Martinez out for weeks, Piatti could be in same boat

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The injury bug took all sorts of prisoners on Tuesday, as some of Major League Soccer's best talent officially got knocked off the field for a few weeks, if not more.

First came the news that LA Galaxy and U.S. Men's National team midfielder Sebastian Lletget would miss four to six months with the foot injury he suffered against Honduras on Friday.

Game thread: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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Game Info
  • Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM Eastern, 4:00 PM Pacific, 12:00 AM UTC
  • Venue: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex (Clearwater, Fla.)
  • Television: None
  • Streaming: Philadelphia Union's YouTube Page
  • All-time record: Montreal leads 5-3-5 (W-L-D)
  • Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer, a Montreal Impact community
Starting XI
  • Philadelphia Union: Andre Blake; Keegan Rosenberry, Oguchi Onyewu, Richie Marquez, Fabinho; Haris Medunjanin, Derrick Jones; Ilsinho, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers; Jay Simpson
  • Montreal Impact: Maxime Crepeau; Daniel Lovitz, Victor Cabrera, Laurent Ciman, Hassoun Camara; Patrice Bernier, Marco Donadel, Hernan Bernadello; Ignacio Piatti, Nick Dupuy, Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla
Injuries Philadelphia Union
  • Josh Yaro will miss the next 3-4 months to undergo shoulder surgery.

Saputo puts Piatti's odds of returning to Impact at 100 percent

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Ignacio Patti's strong 2016 season was bound to draw interest from clubs abroad. That said, the Montreal Impact have no intentions of parting ways with their star playmaker.

The Impact enjoyed a solid campaign last year en route to reaching the Eastern Conference Finals, and Piatti was largely responsible for that with his difference-making ability.

MLS Ticker: Minnesota United conflict with Vikings, Railhawks state MLS intentions, and more

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After losing out to a competing bid for an MLS expansion franchise, the Minnesota Vikings appear to be making life difficult for Minnesota United.

The Vikings are reportedly seeking legal action to prevent Minnesota United from hosting friendlies at their new U.S. Bank Stadium without their consent.

Red Bulls have mixed reactions to Ignacio Piatti's pointed comments

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Ignacio Piatti walked the walk before talking the talk in the last round of the playoffs, but do not expect him to get much love from some of the members of the club he eliminated about a week-and-a-half ago.

TheNew York Red Bulls were surprisingly knocked out of the postseason by Piatti and the Montreal Impact in the Eastern Conference Semifinals by a 3-1 aggregate score, and whatgrabbed plenty of attention aside from the result were the Argentine's pointed postgame comments about Jesse Marsch's side.

Drogba plans on continuing playing career in 2017

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Though his contract with the Montreal Impact is up at the end of this season, Didier Drogba wants to keep playing.

French outlet RTL report that Drogba believes he will continue his playing career into 2017, be it with the Montreal Impact again or elsewhere. The forward's contract expires at the end of this year, leaving him either free to go abroad or return to the Impact next season.

On MLS: Piatti delivering MVP-caliber performances for Impact in playoffs

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As Baldomero Toledo blew the full-time whistle in Sunday's second leg of the Eastern Conference semifinal, the Montreal Impact, having just knocked out the New York Red Bulls on their own field, swarmed across one man.

Players and coachesflocked to Ignacio Piatti, the man of the match on the day as he scored twice in the Impact's 2-1 victory over the Red Bulls.

MLS Ticker: Piatti, Manneh, Pirlo and more

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One of the league's premier playmakers will miss this weekend's action due to suspension, while a pair of young prospects have suffered injuries.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Ignacio Piatti one game for a foul on Portland Timbers defender Alvas Powell.

Timbers offense struggles for goals as they play Montreal Impact to 1 all draw

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With a huge road trip completed, the Portland Timbers were hoping to get off to a good start on their three match homestand. While they were able to extend their unbeaten streak to 8 with a 1 all draw with the Montreal Impact, the Timbers had plenty of chances to take the full points and they weren't able to take advantage.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Ignacio Piatti

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With his side down three goals on the road, Ignacio Piatti showed the traits of a superstar to lead the Montreal Impact to a dramatic result.

Piatti scored a pair of goals while also earning a penalty kick to help boost the Impact to a come-from-behind 4-4 draw against the Columbus Crew.

SBI MLS Goal of the Week: Ignacio Piatti

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MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 7

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The Columbus Crew finally found a win in 2016 after seven weeks of MLS action, while Real Salt Lake remained the league's only unbeaten team. Here's a look at all 10 match stories from over the weekend on SBI:

Giovani Dos Santos scored two goals and provided one assist to lead the LA Galaxy to a 4-1 thrashing of the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium on Friday.

Late sub Didier Drogba makes Montreal Impact happy

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Didier Drogba scored his first goal of the Major League Soccer season on a clever backheel shot as the Montreal Impact snapped the Fire's four-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win in Chicago.

The former Chelsea star and all-time leading scorer of the Ivory Coast national team was standing in the centre of the box with his back to the goal when he redirected the ball into the bottom left corner.

Late sub Didier Drogba makes Montreal Impact happy

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Didier Drogba scored his first goal of the Major League Soccer season on a clever backheel shot as the Montreal Impact snapped the Fire's four-game unbeaten streak with a 2-1 win in Chicago.

The former Chelsea star and all-time leading scorer of the Ivory Coast national team was standing in the centre of the box with his back to the goal when he redirected the ball into the bottom left corner.

Sounders vs. Montreal Impact: Three Questions

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The international break is over. This is a good thing. It means that the Seattle Sounders will try to win their first competitive match of 2016. The bad news, though, is that Saturday's opponent in the 7 PM game on Q13 is the Montreal Impact, the current Eastern Conference leader.

The Impact score two goals a game (more bad news), but give up more than a goal a game (pretty good news).

SBI Spotlight: Ignacio Piatti in search of more goals despite playing out wide

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Ignacio Piatti may not spend much time this yearas central or close to goal as he did at the start of 2015, but that does not mean he expects his goal-scoring totalto decrease.

In fact, despite his positional change, he is looking to do even better statistically this year than he did last.

Match Day 18: A Busy Week Begins

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Sporting KC tomorrow night at Sporting Park starts a very busy stretch of their season. Tomorrow will be the first of three games in seven days for Sporting KC. Two of those games will be at home, starting tomorrow against the Montreal Impact. They'll welcome the Houston Dynamo to KC on Tuesday before a trip on Friday to Salt Lake.

Major League Soccer

The Best of MLS Week 16: Piatti, Techera, Fire and more

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Week 16 was hotly-contested with the top dogs strutting their stuff, mixed in with a shock upset.

While the Chicago Fire upended a formerly-unbeaten New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium, Cristian Techera stole a draw for the Vancouver Whitecaps in stunning fashion.

MLS Week 12: Dallas loses, Philadelphia wins

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After a run of Wednesday games, week 12 of the 2017 MLS season resumed on Friday. New York and Toronto drew 1-1 at Red Bull Arena. Bradley Wright-Phillips put New York up in the 38th minute with Benoit Cheyrou equalizing in the 70th.

"Obviously, it's positive we didn't lose the game," Toronto forward Jozy Altidore said.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/8/16

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MLS News

3 things we learned from Toronto FC laying a 5-0 beating on NYCFC
Sebastian Giovinco and Jozy Altidore buried NYCFC before the second leg could even get going.

Giovinco and Piatti show us why they're the best players in the Eastern Conference
When the chips are down in a big-game situation, Toronto FC's Sebastian Giovinco and Montreal's Ignacio Piatti showed us why you would rather have them on them.

MLS Fantasy: Piatti Rock is in the House Tonight

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Who ordered the loaded Nacho?

With a score of 110 points, Rolfin' on the River led the league this round. Bradley Wright-Phillips (NYR, $12.3) scored an armband-aided 26 points with two goals to lead the team. Behind him were Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $11.9), who scored two goals of his own for 15 points, and the DCU pair of Lloyd Sam ($9.

Best of MLS Week 33: Wright-Phillips, D.C. United, Piatti and more

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One of the league's top forwards furthered his Golden Boot case in a statement win, while his team's rival continues to barrel their way into the postseason picture.

Here's a look at this weekend's Best of MLS:

PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Bradley Wright-Phillips took one more step towards the Golden Boot with another standout performance on Sunday.

Major Link Soccer: Deadline day was boring

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Kei Kamara to Vancouver has not happened, yet.

Major League Soccer

Just because there were no interesting trades yesterday doesn't mean something couldn't happen in the next few days.

"Don Garber: Liga MX is better than MLS right now" is not the title of an article from The Onion, but rather the title of an article based on real facts from real life.

Alex Morgan

Union bits, more news

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SuperDraft Rounds Three and Four today. NYRB trade Dax McCarty to Chicago. More news.

Union host Galaxy tonight, Reading United and West Chester in US Open Cup play tonight, more

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Previews and Union news ahead of tonight's game against LAG. Area clubs begin US Open Cup play tonight. More news.

David Villa

Fantasy Focus: Fly Like a Neagle

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Into the playoff (position)

With so many teams playing twice this round, big numbers were bound to come. Willy Nilly put up 133 points to lead the league. Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $11.7) captained the team and scored 28 points on a goal and an assist. Osvaldo Alonso (SEA, $9.5) trailed with 17 points on a goal of his own, and David Villa (NYC, $12.

Fantasy Focus: Tell your girl like Doritos that's Nacho cheese

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After a little slump, he's back with a vengeance

As we prepare for another double game week, Amish Rakefighters led this round with a score of 92 points. Captain Didier Drogba (MTL, $11.8) led the team with 32 points, aided by a goal and two assists, while his teammate, Ignacio Piatti ($10.

Fantasy Focus: Parsing Wenger

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Well this was unexpected.

The leader for round 2 was Liver Plate, who scored 88 points. Sebastian Giovinco (TOR, $11.8), who wore the armband and scored 26 points with a goal and an assist. David Villa (NYC, $11.1) scored two goals and 15 points, while Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $10.4) scored 14 points on a goal and an assist.

“Silly”: Union give up fastest goal in MLS history in NYRB loss, SD news, USOC qualifiers results, league wrap

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Union concede fastest goal in league history in humbling loss at RBA. Sporting Director announcement soon? Local USOC qualifiers results. LEague results. More.

The Rest

Fantasy Focus: ¡Ola!

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Who needs Kei?

It took 92 points to lead the league, with RVA Chieftans setting the pace. Captain Cyle Larin (ORL, $9.4) led the team with 24 points on a goal and an assist. Ignacio Piatti (MTL, $10.8) and Lee Nguyen (NE, $11.8) each notched a goal and an assist for 14 and 11 points respectively.

D.C. United will not sign an Expensive International Player, and you should not be Surprised

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In which we tell anyone within the sound of our page clicks that if you hope that D.C. United should splash the pot in most any current way, you're going to be disappointed.

We all see the names: Steven Gerrard, Andrea Pirlo, Frank Lampard, Gio Dos Santos, and most of us know why D.C. United is not involved on that bidding.