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Ignacio Piatti, Anthony Jackson-Hamel propel Impact past TFC

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It didn't take long for the Montreal Impact to assert their dominance against the league's best team, and the result is one that keeps them in the playoff hunt for another day.

Ignacio Piatto and Anthony Jackson-Hamel provided two goals apiece, leading the way in the Montreal Impact's 5-3 win over Toroto FC on Wednesday.

SBI MLS Team of the Month: Toronto FC

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Last year's MLS Cup finalists stood out among the pack throughout the month of August but, unlike last winter's finale, it was Toronto FC that emerged as the front-runner thanks to a fantastic month.

Toronto FC won four games while drawing another to increase the club's stranglehold atop the Eastern Conference.

Jozy Altidore, Michael Bradley looking to carry TFC success to crucial USMNT matches

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Coming off of a four-game winning streak finishing with a big rivalry win for Toronto FC, Jozy Altidore and Michael Bradley now turn their attention to the U.S. Men's National Team.

Sitting in third in the Hexagonal stage standings, the U.

Sebastian Giovinco scores two as Toronto FC burn Impact in Montreal

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In their first MLS game since the two teams met in the Eastern Conference final, Toronto FC took down the Montreal Impact on Sunday to continue their dominance atop the Eastern Conference.

After taking the Canadian Championship back in June, TFC took the first of two league games with a 2-0 win at Stade Saputo.

After exciting but drama-free win, Impact turn focus to playoffs, Toronto FC clash

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The Montreal Impact were free to simply celebrate their fourth straight win on Saturday night.

With transfer rumors and Ignacio Piatti's direct comments to Impact fans regarding contracts tensions, the bleu-blanc-noir always had something rain on their parade in recent weeks.

Major League Soccer

MLS Midweek Preview: Impact visit TFC, Atlanta faces Galaxy

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There may only be two midweek games on the schedule this midweek in Major League Soccer, but those matches should bring plenty of excitement due to the playoff implications.

Atlanta United continues their lengthy homestand at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, looking for a full 90 minute performance against the lowly LA Galaxy.

MLS Ticker: De Jong to leave Galatasaray, Impact re-sign Jackson-Hamel, and more

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Nigel De Jong is set to leave Turkish side Galatasaray this January, opening the door for him to join up with D.C. United, according to Yeni Safak in Turkey.

De Jong was linked with D.C. United during the club's spending spree in the summer transfer window, but a deal was not reached.

SBI MLS Player of the Month: Ignacio Piatti

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Ignacio Piatti wasted no time making his presence felt in the Montreal Impact lineup in his return from injury.

Piatti didn't start a single game in July, but he returned to Mauro Biello's XI on August 5 and instantly caught fire while earning honors as SBI MLS Player of the Month for his August efforts

The Argentinian Designated Player scorched the back of the net for seven goals and he put together back-to-back two-goal performances in the same week on August 16 and 19 against the Chicago Fire and Real Salt Lake.

MLS Ticker: Will Johnson arrested, LAFC signs Argentinian attacker and more

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Orlando City midfielder Will Johnson was arrested on Wednesday on a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery after an alleged domestic incident involving Johnson and his wife.

According to the police report — published in part by the Orlando Sentinel — Johnson was booked early on Wednesday morning after his wife accused him of tackling her by "wrapping both of his arms completely around her waist" following an argument.

Fire avenge August road loss with win over 10-man Impact

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After having lost 3-0 to the Impact two and a half weeks ago, and having suffered a four-match losing streak, the Chicago Fire have returned to winning ways.

A second-half goal by Bastian Schweinsteiger was enough to down the 10-man Impact squad was all it took to avenge the Fire's prior loss in Montreal in a 1-0 victory on Saturday night.

Rivalry Week in Canada

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 25, 2017) US Soccer Players - When the next edition of Major League Soccer's marketing vehicle du jour - dubbed "Heineken Rivalry Week for sponsorship purposes - kicks off this weekend, the lion's share of attention will be on the Sunday night clash between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers.

The Best of MLS: Week 24

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With the playoff races heating up, one player and his team took Major League Soccer by storm throughout Week 24.

In addition to a big week from that Eastern Conference team, a few rookies stood out in the fiercest competition for Rookie of the Week yet.

Here's who our staff chose as the best of MLS for Week 24:

Player of the Week

No one is Major League Soccer is hotter than Ignacio Piatti.

There’s always time in MLS

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 18, 2017) US Soccer Players - The 2017 Major League Soccer season is more than five-and-half months old. Every team in the league is past the 22-game mark. The regular season is now two-thirds complete. The sprint to the postseason is upon us.

This means that most of what we thought we knew, everything the first two-thirds of the season taught us, is now worthless.

Blerim Dzemaili finding transition to MLS easy as Impact chase playoffs

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Adjusting to the rigors of Major League Soccer can be difficult for even some of the game's best players, but that's not been the case for Blerim Dzemaili of the Montreal Impact.

The 31-year-old Switzerland international was loaned to the Impact from Bologna at the tail end of the Serie A season.

Player ratings: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact

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Another disappointing effort by the Union. Who's to blame for the latest humbling defeat?

MLS Weekend Rewind: Week 23

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Both playoff races in Major League Soccer experienced shake ups during a busy weekend slate that featured 10 games.

Clint Dempsey once again stepped into the starring role for the Seattle Sounders in a win over Sporting KC. (READ)

Toronto FC thumped the Portland Timbers with four second-half goals.

Samuel Piette produces "excellent" performance in Impact debut

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If you ask anyone across Major League Soccer, the No. 6 position can be vital to a team's success.

Samuel Piette may have just played one game for the Montreal Impact, but he showed on Saturday just how much of a role he can play down the stretch for the Canadian club.

The 22-year-old, who was signed from Izarra in Spain during the summer transfer window, bossed the space in front of the back four in the Impact's 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact

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Blerim Dzemaili scored twice and Ignacio Piatti added a PK as the Impact defeated the Union 3-0.

Impact fire three second half goals en route to road win over Union

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Coming into Saturday's Eastern Conference showdown at Talen Energy Stadium, both the Philadelphia Union and Montreal Impact knew the importance of the match at hand. Three points separated the sides in the table, as both looked to climb up towards the playoff positions.

MLS International Transfer Window moves: Brotherly Game Daily Links 8/11/17

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These links are ready for the weekend.

Philadelphia Union News

No signings for Philadelphia Union at summer transfer deadline
Though the team didn't make any moves, Earnie Stewart and Jim Curtin are already looking ahead to a potential offseason house-cleaning.

MLS News

Sounders make surprising transfer deadline acquisition
Calum Mallace arrives in trade with Montreal Impact for the cost of another fourth-round pick.

Seattle Sounders

Major Link Soccer: Atlanta United FC setting the stadium standard

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Reign FC do something they've never done before, and Barcelona are spending their Neymar money

Seattle

Seattle Reign FC finally won their first game ever against the Chicago Red Stars IN Chicago. It took two goals in the 90th minute to get it done.

With that win, Reign FC find themselves back in the fourth, and final, playoff spot.

Calum Mallace “ecstatic” to join Sounders

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The club's newest signing hopes to use his talents as a box-to-box midfielder to add to "quality" Sounders squad

TUKWILA, Wash. — It came as quite a surprise to Seattle Sounders fans as the club announced the last-minute trade with Montreal Impact for midfielder Calum Mallace this week. Sporting director Chris Henderson said on Thursday that it was truly a last minute move, and Mallace himself confirmed it on Friday—mere minutes after he touched down in Seattle.

Philadelphia Union

Post-match analysis: Philadelphia Union 0-3 Montreal Impact

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Montreal Impact used another simple move up the left to punish Philadelphia Union for the second time this season.

In Pictures: Union 0 – 3 Impact

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for Saturday night's late game meltdown, as the Philadelphia Union fell to the Montreal Impact 0-3.

Halftime Recap: Philadelphia Union 0, Montreal Impact 0

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Are you still awake?

After a perfectly boring half of soccer, both the Philadelphia Union and the Montreal Impact remain scoreless.

The two teams recorded a combined five shots, with each team registering a shot on goal apiece. Unsurprisingly, CJ Sapong and Ignacio Piatti were the two players to have sent their efforts goalbound.

PSP Union Postgame Show: Union 0-3 Montreal

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In case you missed it, here's the PSP Union Postgame Show, interviews with Union players from the locker room, head coach Jim Curtin, Union fans after and before the game, and the postgame analysis and breakdown with Mike Servedio and Kevin Kinkead.

Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact quick reference

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Get up to speed with the Union's history against Montreal with highlights from our match reports and analysis, video highlights, match stats, and more.

Match preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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After one of their best wins of 2017, the Union face the Impact in a match with huge playoff implications.

Game: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

Date: Saturday, August 12th

Time: 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.

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.

Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla apologizes for skipping Impact practice

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Montreal Impact midfielder Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla has issued an apology for skipping practice yesterday. The message, written in French, reaffirmed his desire to reach the highest level of play possible while also recognizing his commitment to his current club.

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Report: Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla skips Impact practice

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Early Tuesday morning, there was a missing face in the Impact's practice.

Highly-touted 18-year-old winger Balo Jean-Yves Tabla, was absence at the Nutriliat Center in stance against the team's officials decision to reject a European bid for his services.

The Rest

Atlanta United continues to dominate at home with win over Impact

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Another week, another home win for Atlanta United.

Hector Villalba and Jeff Larentowicz scored in either half, sealing a 2-0 home victory over the Montreal Impact. With the win, Atlanta United is now 4-0-1 in the newly-opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Villalba opened the scoring 28 minutes in as he darted through the Impact defense before unleashing a long-range shot.

Abu Danladi scores late goal to seal Minnesota United win in Montreal

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With every chance the Montreal Impact had to win, Minnesota United had a comeback opportunity, and they took it.

For their first time at Stade Saputo in both teams' MLS era, the Loons had the last word, running away with 3-2 win.

Minnesota United only held a lead for the last minute and the four minutes injury time.

Caldwell, Nguyen stock up in Revolution win vs. Impact

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Plus one more who impressed during the must-win matchup.

The Revolution desperately needed a weekend win over the Montreal Impact to keep its playoff hopes alive. And the club delivered, riding steady defense and a Lee Nguyen goal to a 1-0 win.

For the second week in a row, it's all stock up and no stock down for the 8th-place Revs.

NE Revolution 1:0 Montreal Impact Gallery

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Three questions with Dirty South Soccer

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We spoke with Haris Kruskic of Dirty South Soccer, SB Nation's Atlanta United FC blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and ATL.

Eugene Rupinski - Brotherly Game) Atlanta has come into the league and really established a name for themselves, currently sitting just below the red line yet with a better points-per-game than the sixth place Montreal Impact.

Ignacio Piatti shines yet again as Impact topple RSL

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The Montreal Impact were hot from having won their last three games, and they did not stop on Saturday night.

The visiting Real Salt Lake, who were looking a franchise record fourth-straight road win, had their hopes crushed by the Impact, who ran away with a 3-1 win.

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.

Ignacio Piatti scores two goals as Impact blow out Fire

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For the second time this season, the Montreal Impact scored three goals in the first half, helping lead the Canadian side to a blowout win over the struggling Chicago Fire.

On a Wednesday evening at Stade Saputo, the three early goals were all the Impact needed to conquer the third-place Chicago Fire in a 3-0 win.

Sounders make surprising transfer deadline acquisition

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Calum Mallace arrives in trade with Montreal Impact for the cost of another fourth-round pick.

The Sounders weren't done making moves, after all. Just before the transfer window closed, the Sounders and the Montreal Impact agreed to a trade. The Sounders received midfielder Calum Mallace in exchange for their 2019 fourth round MLS SuperDraft pick.