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Montreal Impact

Ignacio Piatti signs contract extension with Impact

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Ignacio Piatti is sticking around in Montreal.

The Designated Player has signed a contract that keeps him with the Impact for a season and a half, the club announced on Tuesday. His new contract, which has him staying with the Canadian club until 2019, also includes an option for the 2020 MLS season.

D.C. United versus Montreal Impact staff and reader predictions

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The Black and Red United staff is confident about D.C. United's regular season finale.

D.C. United go to Montreal to take on the Impact tomorrow afternoon, where almost all of the staff is predicting a multi-goal win for the Black and Red. A win would break the record for most points in a season for United, guarantee that they would host MLS Cup against anyone except LA or Seattle, and put United in a place where they could pass LA should Seattle beat them this weekend.

Mid-day Ticker: Impact’s Saputo part of Bologna purchase; Fulham sacks Magath; and more

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By CARL SETTERLUND

If reports from the Italian newspaper Corriere di Bologna ring true, the Montreal Impact's Joey Saputo is set to become the latest MLS owner to gain an ownership stake in a European club as well.

10-man Impact fend off late C.D. FAS rally

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

A 10-man Montreal Impact held on Wednesday for a win 3-2 over C.D. FAS. It was their second win in the CONCACAF Champions League group stage and their second match playing down a man.

Led by a Marco Di Vaio brace, the Impact overcame a two-goal rally by FAS and weathered 17 minutes shorthanded after midfielder Felipe drew a second yellow.

The Buzz: #MTLvNE

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The New England Revolution will head north for the first time this season to square off against the Montreal Impact on Saturday at Stade Saputo.

Form:

Montreal has gotten off to a dismal start to the season. With a record of 1-6-4, the Impact is in last place in MLS, andhas offered scant evidencethat they're going to turn it around.

Game Thread: Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union

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Bonjour tout le monde, let's take three points from Saputo Stadium this afternoon.

UNION GAME #9
VS
Saputo Stadium, Montreal, QC
April 26, 2014
4:00 PM ET
TCN - JP Dellacamera and Peter Pappas
Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer
Starting XI
Jack McInerney, Marco Di Vaio, Justin Mapp Forward Fabinho, Andrew Wenger, Danny Cruz
Patrice Berner, Collen Warner, Felipe Martins Midfield Brian Carroll, Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira
Jeb Brovsky, Matteo Ferrari, Karl Ouimette, Hassoun Camara Defense Ray Gaddis, Aaron Wheeler, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams
Troy Perkins Goalkeeper Zac MacMath
Evan Bush, Eric Miller, Heath Pearce, Maxim Tissot, Santiago Gonzalez, Callum Mallace, Blake Smith Bench Andre Blake, Austin Berry, Leo Fernandes, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux, Antoine Hoppenot, Conor Casey
Game Officials
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Assistant: Eric Boria
Assistant: Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho
Fourth: Silviu Petrescu

Well this is a, uh, interesting starting XI.

Montreal vs. Union Match Preview

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Andrew Wenger returns to his former home and Jack MacInerney suits up against the Union for the first time. The Union head to Montreal on Saturday for their second meeting of the season.

Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union
Stade Saputo- Montreal, QC, Canada
April 26, 2014
4:00pm Eastern on the Comcast Network

The Union met Montreal just four weeks ago on a cold, rainy afternoon at PPL.

Paid Their Dues: USL PRO Guys Making an Impact

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USL PRO trio has a good week, while it's misery for a few former Union players on winless MLS teams.

Chris Seitz got 90 minutes in goal on Saturday as Dallas defeated Toronto 2-1. Andrew Jacobson came off the bench in second half stoppage time. He is likely to continue doing so, as Hendry Thomas and Michel seem to be the preferred defensive midfield pairing.

Sporting Welcome the East

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Sporting KC has spent the entirety of the early MLS season playing the Western Conference. The team's first five games have all been against the Western Conference, with Sporting earning a 2-1-2 record against the West going 1-1 on the road and 1-0-2 at home. But now Kansas City steps back into conference play as the team's next 10 games are against the Eastern Conference.

Prime Your Fire Pump: Chicago Fire vs. Montreal Impact

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Saturday's match is very much about what Frank Klopas is capable of... (Photo: Getty Images)

OTF'sJon Denhamexplains the 'Frank' situationand applauds the Magee signing, while Sofiane Benzaza returns to provide le dossier sur L'Impact...

Zero. Nada. None.

Know Your Enemy: Montreal Impact

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Un classique de Canadian humor.

OTF's Stephen Mangat is a multi-lingual hater...

Hoo boy. Two teams without wins but with playoff potential. A former managerwho inspires mixed emotions due to his legendary (?) status as a player, but a crap coach. Desperate fan bases that teeteron the verge of optimism and anger.

Andrew Wenger: What he’s done and what he’ll bring

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PSP contributor Sean Doyle on Andrew Wenger's young career and what he'll bring to the Union.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 1-1 Impact

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Another dominant performance, another disappointing result. PSP has player ratings and analysis on the Union's 1-1 draw with Montreal.

Union 1-1 Impact: Stat Zero of the Week

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The fans and Union players got soaked and then walked away with heavy hearts, but the stats show an even result should have been expected. Here's the weekly look at the heroes and zeroes.

The Philadelphia Union controlled most of the Montreal Impact team but could not control one player in his first appearance of the season.

Waterlogged: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

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The Union had it all going from them, but then Marco Di Vaio turned things around and took two points away from the Union with a highlight reel goal.

It looked as if the Union were on their way to three points Saturday night at PPL Park. Second half, up a goal, then up a man as well, but it all came crashing down in the 79th minute when Amobi Okugo gave Marco Di Vaio a tad too much space and Di Vaio in turn created a moment of magic.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 1-1 Montreal Impact

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It was only the fourth match but, for the second time in the young 2014 season, the Union squandered two points as Marco Di Vaio stole a road point for the visiting Impact.

The Whole Story: Matchday 4 Union host Montreal Impact

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Get The Whole Story on Matchday 4 as the Union host the Montreal Impact at PPL from preview to post match analysis

1.) tBG: Montreal seems to be a club in chaos right now. They are winless in their three matches this far and calls for new manager Frank Klopas' ouster are very loud. What went wrong?

Opposite View: Three Questions To Mount Royal Soccer About the Montreal Impact

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This week we've reached out to Sofiane Benzaza of Mount Royal Soccer, SBN's Montreal Impact blog, for a look at what to expect from the Impact.

1.) tBG: Montreal seems to be a club in chaos right now. They are winless in their three matches this far and calls for new manager Frank Klopas' ouster are very loud.

2014 Eastern Conference preview

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How will Philadelphia Union fare this year? How about everyone else? PSP's Dan Walsh lays it out in our Eastern Conference preview.

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D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact MLS TV/streaming, lineup, previews, prediction and gamethread

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D.C. United is looking to maintain their momentum in this, their final regular season match of 2014. Montreal, however, will want to send Marco Di Vaio into retirement with one last win after a disappointing season.

Today's game is the end of several things: D.C. United and the Montreal Impact will both end regular seasons that contained lots of surprises, while Impact striker Marco Di Vaio is going to retire after the match.

The Whole Story: Matchday 9 Union v Impact - Revenge of the Wenger

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Get The Whole Story of Matchday 9 as the Union travel to Montreal. Will the subtitle be The Revenge of the Wenger or Jack Attacks? Follow it from preview to post match analysis, all in one place

1.) How has the Jack McInerney-for-Andrew Wenger worked out for Montreal so far?

Opposite View: Three Questions with Mount Royal Soccer

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We talk with Sofian Benzaza of Mount Royal Soccer and figure out what Union fans should expect for the away match in Montreal.

1.) How has the Jack McInerney-for-Andrew Wenger worked out for Montreal so far?

JackMac scored on his first game for the Montreal Impact and played alongside Marco Di Vaio.

Fire v Impact match preview

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Three teams in the Eastern Conference have yet to register a victory. Two of them are featured in this match. Both have allowed 9 goals through the first five contests and both have attackers that can find the net. Marco Di Vaio missed the first three games of the season due to suspension and predictably Montreal's offense was shut out in two of those three games.

Philadelphia Union

Playoff scenarios, international callups, Sak focus of criticism, more

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On the Union's slim playoff chances. Mbolhi only Union player with international callup. Sakiewicz focus of criticism in press reports. Much more.

Union bits, All-Star Game tonight, MLS Deputy Commish on pro/rel, schedule, expansion, and more

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MacMath not surprised by M'Bolhi signing. Abbott says pro/rel never going to happen in MLS. US loses to Germany in WOmen's U-20 World Cup opener. More.

Union news and notes, Jack has something to prove, SoBs condemn hate tweet, more news

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Power rankings, Edu's World Cup prospects, and more Union news and notes. Vereinigung Erzgebirge wins Easter PA Amateur Cup. Wambach says players not behind Sermanni firing. More news.

Reports & reaction to draw in Chicago and McInerney trade, league results, USWNT coach fired, more

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Reaction to draw in Chicago. More on McInerney trade. City Islanders open season with road draw. Tom Sermanni out as USWNT coach. more news.

Wheeler named to Best XI lists, power rankings, USMNT news, new US away jersey, more

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Wheeler named to SI and MLSsoccer.com Best XIs. Union drop in power rankings. USMNT news ahead of Mexico friendly. New US away kits officially released. More.

Game-Changers Union vs Montreal 3-29-14

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We "Monday morning coach" every game with our fellow Union faithful. What could have been done better? What were the missed opportunities? Did that sub really need to happen? We bring all the talking points to you each week right here.

We are now 4 games into the season, and the Philadelphia Union seem to have thrown 4 points down the drain.

Preveiws & news ahead of Saturday’s game, guilty plea in HCI player shooting, more news

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Previewing Saturday's game. Montreal's Di Vaio and Romero eager to play. Gunman who shot former HCI player pleads guilty. More news.

The Roger Torres question, Jack not satisfied, locals in US U-17 win, playoff news (now with stripes), more

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Roger Torres tweets farewell, what does it mean? McInerney not satisfied with 2013 season. One local has assist, the other is captain, as US cruises to another win in CONCACAF Women's U-17 Championships. More.

Major League Soccer

Cahill claims 2014 ESPY for MLS Best Athlete

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While Tim Cahill was busy delivering tackles and hitting passes to teammates on Wednesday, ESPN was busy giving him some recognition.

Cahill was named the winner of the 2014 MLS Best Athlete award at the ESPYS in Los Angeles on Wednesday night for his sterling 2013 season. Cahill led the New York Red Bulls last year to a historic Supporters' Shield win last year, scoring 11 goals and adding five assists while also earning spots in the MLS All-Star Team and MLS Best XI.

Paid Their Dues: Indy Eleven Introduce Kleberson

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Kleberson signs with; scores for Indy, Mapp and Harvey receive MLS honors, and Hoffman scores in USL PRO.

Since the last PTD, when rumors of Kleberson's arrival in Indianapolis were surfacing, the Brazilian midfielder has joined Twitter, was introduced by his new club, and scored his first goal for the new outfit.

Magee named to MLS' Best XI - MVP next?

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Mike Magee was named as one of the forwards on the MLS Best XI squad for the season. The honor comes ahead of Thursday's announcement regarding the winner of the league's MVP award. Magee was named as a finalist for MVP along with LA's Robbie Keane and Marco Di Vaio of Montreal and indications are that the result will be a favorable one for the local side.

If At First You Don’t Succeed Try Something New

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By: RescindedRedMLS

I am guilty of getting bogged down in a the formation a team presents pregame.Alignments display an organizing principle around a team's ambition, a road map to victory. When the opening whistle blows the structure of a formation will maintain and dictate an element of play.

Magee named MVP finalist, Forbes lists Fire as 8th most valuable MLS franchise

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MLS has named Mike Magee as one of the three finalists for the league's Most Valuable Player award. Voters made up of three categories (players, clubs, and media) determined that trio of Magee, Marco Di Vaio, and Robbie Keane were the top candidates for the honor. The winner will be announced on December 5, two days before the MLS Cup Final.

Mike Magee

Poetry Corner Kicks: Union 2 - Fire 2

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Poetry Corner Kicks lets The Game do the talking for this recap.

For many of my poetry recaps, I’ll try to take a theme from the game, a trend, or a special moment and let that guide the recap. In the case of this game, however, how do you choose one moment or one trend? You have the first game without Jack McInerney (I’m still digesting that one), we let Mike Magee back on the scoring sheet (like Marco Di Vaio last week), we gave up another late goal that cost us points, Leo Fernandes continues his hot start to the season, Chaco Maidana doesn’t see the starting line-up, Edu scored his first as a member of the Union, and of course, the late penalty double-save from Zac MacMath.

Magee wins MVP award

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The Fire's failure to qualify for the playoffs in 2013 didn't hurt Mike Magee after all. Some voters in the media felt that the Most Valuable Player in the league had to come from a playoff club and apparently switched their votes but that didn't stop the remaining voters from overwhelmingly supporting Magee as their choice.

The Rest

Impact 1 Fire 0 - recap and ratings

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After a resounding defeat at the hands of the Seattle Sounders in the US Open Cup semi-final on Wednesday night, the Fire were hoping to make a move upward in the Eastern Conference standings against the bottom dwellers in the table. Chicago came into the match only two points out of the fifth spot in the East and clinging to the hope that a good late season run could salvage something out of the 2014 campaign.

Paid Their Dues: Freddy Adu Wandering Around DC

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Catch up with ex-Union players including Freddy Adu, Kleberson, Jack McInerney, Justin Mapp, and Kai Herdling.

Freddy Adu wants you to know that he is in the District of Columbia, which is called home by D.C. United of MLS. As you may know, Freddy Adu played for that team before, and he would like to play for that team again.