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How to Watch: Philadelphia Union vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

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The Union close out their Suncoast Invitational campaign in Tampa tonight.

The Union will close out their preseason schedule tonight, when they take on the Tampa Bay Rowdies at their home stadium.

Previous preseason games saw the Union draw D.C. United in a scoreless affair, and thump the Montreal Impact, 5-1.

Union dominate reserve-heavy Montreal Impact 5-0

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CJ Sapong had a brace and three others scored in convincing Suncoast Invitational win

CJ Sapong had a brace, David Accam scored his first goal in Doop Hoops and the Philadelphia Union demolished a reserve-heavy Montreal Impact side on Wednesday night in Clearwater.

Playing against a Montreal Impact side that made nine changes from their starting lineup in a 2-1 win over Tampa Bay Rowdies Saturday, the Union looked bright from the opening whistle, controlling possession, pressuring the ball and launching repeated attacks down the left flank through Fabinho.

How to Watch: Philadelphia Union vs Montreal Impact

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The Union play their second game in the Suncoast Invitational in Clearwater, Florida tonight

After losing their first game 2-1 to D.C. United on a bad giveaway in the 89th minute, the Philadelphia Union take on Montreal Impact for game two of the Suncoast Invitational Tournament. The Impact won their first game 2-1 over the host Tampa Bay Rowdies behind goals from Saphir Taider and Ignacio Piatti.

Fire v Impact preseason preview

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Qui sont-ils? Aperçu du Match Contre Montreal

This past Thursday the Chicago Fire drew 0-0 against the Philadelphia Union to complete their second phase of preseason in Tampa Bay. The match was a drab as the score line suggests with both the Fire and the Union showing signs of fatigue in the Florida sun.

Here’s the full 2018 Revolution schedule

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A balanced schedule awaits Brad Friedel and the Revolution.

On March 3, Brad Friedel will begin his reign as the Revolution Head Coach with a trip to Chester, Pa., when his team his team will take on the Philadelphia Union. One week later, Friedel will make his Foxboro debut against the Colorado Rapids.

Major League Soccer

News roundup: Union smash Montreal, all quiet on Czech front, Klinsmann’s salary

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Plus: Bethlehem Steel beat Penn FC, top 98 players born since '98, the keeper's gotta cell phone on the pitch, and more.

An unattractive answer: the truth about Ilsinho

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Nick Fishman continues PSP's offseason series, "The search for a No. 10," with a microscopic look at a divisive player. With no new signing in sight, is Ilsinho the right answer to the Union's biggest question?

Is allocation money helping the MLS free agency problem?

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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.

MLS Ticker: SKC sign Scottish winger, Timbers near deal for Paraguay international and more

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According to the Kansas City Star, Sporting Kansas City have signed Scottish winger Johnny Russell from Derby County in the English Championship.

The 27-year-old Russell has scored 94 goals since making his professional debut with Dundee United in Scotland at the tender age of 17. Since moving to Derby in 2913, he has made 203 appearances, scoring 34 times.

Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla, Barca, and the MLS model

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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.

Major Link Soccer: Lee Nguyen a no show at camp

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Finally some David Beckham FC news and Manchester United pick up their first trophy.


Harry Shipp: Everything is setting up for me to be successful in 2018.

Tacoma Rainiers We R Tacoma Combo Pack. I'm game.


Report: Montreal Impact express interest in Italian star Claudio Marchisio.

MLS Ticker: Pontius to the Galaxy, Impact add new DP, and more

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Midfielder Chris Pontius has himself a new home in Southern California as the veteran midfielder has joined the LA Galaxy.

Pontius has plenty of experience in the league. He spent the last two seasons with the Philadelphia Union after coming over from D.C. United, whom he opened his career with back in 2009.

MLS Impact land Algerian midfielder Taider from Bologna

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Montreal (AFP) – Algerian international midfielder Saphir Taider joined Montreal Impact from Serie A team Bologna, the Major League Soccer outfit announced.

The France-born Taider, who turns 26 next month, has 42 caps for Algeria, including two at the 2014 World Cup.

Bologna’s chairman Joey Saputo is also the owner of the Impact.

MLS Ticker: Whitecaps sign Mexican veteran Efrain Juarez, and more

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The Vancouver Whitecaps' midfield just got stronger with the unexpected arrival of a former Mexican national team player.

The Whitecaps announced on Thursday morning that they have signed veteran Mexican midfielder Efrain Juarez from Liga MX side Monterrey by using Targeted Allocation Money.

MLS Ticker: Orlando signs Colman, LAFC reportedly shopping first pick

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Orlando City's quest to replace Kaka continued on Monday with as the Lions welcomed another attacking star to their roster.

The Lions signed 21-year-old Paraguayan attacking midfielder Josue Colman to join a group that includes the newly-acquired Sacha Kljestan at his position.

"We are pleased to welcome such an exciting young prospect to our roster," Orlando City general manager Niki Budalic said.

The new MLS coaches in 2018

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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.

MLS Ticker: Danny Hoesen, Chris Duvall, and more

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The San Jose Earthquakes will have forward Danny Hoesen back in 2018. They secured their Dutch forward by turning his one-year loan fromFC Groningen into a permanent transfer using Targeted Allocation Money.

"We're very happy to have come to an agreement with his former club to bring Danny back on a permanent transfer," said Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli.

60 percent of 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft selections ex-Sounders

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LAFC take Calum Mallace, MNUFC take Tyrone Mears, Galaxy select Servando Carrasco.

What's the worst part about having a successful season in MLS? Getting a lousy spot in the MLS Re-Entry Draft, of course. Okay, so that's not true. Seattle Sounders did not select any players today in Stage 2 of the 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft (they also passed on a selection in Stage 1), but they did see one member of their 2017 squad, Calum Mallace, picked up by LAFC.

Kip Colvey, Clement Diop selected in MLS Waiver Draft

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The 2017 Major League Soccer Waiver Draft took place on Wednesday afternoon, with only two of the 23 teams making selections.

Defender Kip Colvey and goalkeeper Clement Diop were the only two names called, being chosen by the Colorado Rapids and Montreal Impact respectively. Fifty-nine players were eligible for selection in the draft.

LAFC Expansion Draft, Real Madrid in Club World Cup, and more: Freedom Kicks for December 13, 2017

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A busy day for MLS.

Welcome to Wednesday folks. The MLS waiver draft is today, but don't expect much action there. All eyes mostly point toward Stage 1 of the Re-Entry Draft that will take place Friday. Ok, let's get to the news:

LAFC select Tico striker, young prospects in 2017 MLS Expansion Draft | MLS
Tyler Miller, Latif Blessing, Marco Urena, Jukka Raitala, and Raheem Edwards were the Los Angeles Football Club Expansion Draft picks.

MLS Contract Deadline Day Roundup

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Monday was the deadline for teams eliminated from the MLS Cup Playoffs to announce their 2018 contract options. Four clubs, Atlanta United. Montreal Impact, Orlando City, and Philadelphia Union already made their announcements earlier in the month.

Here's the roundup for each of the teams;

Atlanta United (Announced November 20)
Exercised Options:Alec Kann, Mikey Ambrose, Julian Gressel, Andrew Wheeler-Omiunu,andRomario Williams
Declined Options:Alex Tambakis,Mark Bloom,Zach Loyd,Harrison Heath,and Jeffrey Otoo.

MLS Ticker: Vanney wins Coach of the Year, Red Bulls buy Murillo, and more

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Greg Vanney has been named the MLS coach of the year, beating out Gerardo "Tata" Martino and Veljko Paunovic for the honor. The Toronto FC boss won with an average of 37.07 percent of the player, club, and media votes.

Vanney, who was also named SBI's MLS Coach of the Year last week, led Toronto FC to the best record in MLS regular season history with 69 points.

Toronto football ready to learn from past, says Bradley

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley believes his team have absorbed the lessons of past disappointments as they prepare for their playoff showdown with Columbus Crew on Tuesday.

The Canadian side finished with the best record in Major League Soccer this season and are favourites to advance to the championship game from their two-leg Eastern Conference final with Crew.

Toronto football ready to learn from past, says Bradley

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley believes his team have absorbed the lessons of past disappointments as they prepare for their playoff showdown with Columbus Crew on Tuesday.

The Canadian side finished with the best record in Major League Soccer this season and are favourites to advance to the championship game from their two-leg Eastern Conference final with Crew.

Impact appoint Remi Garde as new head coach

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After the departure of Mauro Biello last month, the Montreal Impact have found their new man.

Remi Garde, the former Lyon and Aston Villa boss, is taking the helm at Saputo Stadium ahead of the 2018 campaign. The appointment follows a low-performing year for the Canadian outfit, which failed to make playoffs for a first time since 2015.

SBI Question of the Day: Which MLS team was the most disappointing in 2017?

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Before the MLS playoffs begin on Wednesday night, we're taking a look at some of the teams that didn't make the playoffs, and more specifically failed to live up to expectations in 2017.

No team fell harder than FC Dallas, who won two teams after July 22 to finish out of the top six in the Western Conference after previously occupying first place.

MLS Ticker: Tim Melia out for Thursday, A.J. DeLaGarza out for postseason and more

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Thursday's Western Conference knockout-round game between the Houston Dynamo and Sporting Kansas City will be without a few key figures.

Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Tim Melia, who missed the last three regular-season games, will not be able to play for Peter Vermes' side at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Rowe scores late, Revolution spoil Patrice Bernier retirement party

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It was Patrice Bernier's going away party at Stade Saputo but the New England Revolution were not going to give them an easy matchup. With goals from Diego Fagundez, Krisztian Nemeth, and Kelyn Rowe, the Revolution spoiled the party and ran away with a 3-2 victory in stoppage time.

High on emotions, Stade Saputo was thrown a cold shower by Diego Fagundez at the 19th minute.

Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla

Ballou Tabla makes Barcelona B debut

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Former Montreal Impact wingerBallou Jean-Yves Tabla made his Barcelona B debut over the weekend, earning praise from an Ivorian legend.

The attacker came on as a second half substitute in a 1-0 loss to Alcorcon. He played on the right wing of Barca B's 4-3-3 formation and he trained with the senior squad alongside the likes of Lionel Messi for the first time on Monday morning.

Barcelona B announces signing of Ballou Tabla

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A young MLS star is bound for Barcelona.

The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla has been transferred to Barcelona. The 18-year-old forward will join up with Barcelona B on a three-year contract with two option years.The contract includes a release clause of 25 million euros for the first three years and 75 million euros if he extends the deal.

Patrice Bernier

Patrice Bernier shares concerns over Impact roster, reacts to Canada coaching change

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Former Montreal Impact captain Patrice Bernier has had the chance to watch from afar now that he's stepped away from the game.

Announcing a second annual fundraising futsal match for Maison d'Haiti, a local Montreal organisation that helps the city's Haitian community, Bernier shared Impact fans' concern over the lack of player announcements.

Patrice Bernier bids adieu to playing career in emotional Impact home finale

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In any other situation, Sunday's 3-2 loss to the New England Revolution would have been the bitter en of an underwhelming season for Montreal Impact fans. Instead, it was a time for celebration.

It was their captain Patrice Bernier's going away party, a final game before the man from the Montreal suburbs would call it a career.


Brotherly Game Daily Links 12/13/17

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Ayuk returns from Sweeden, LAFC make their selections, and Premier League results

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Union spared in Los Angeles FC's expansion draft; Eric Ayuk returns from Sweden loan
The Union survived the ritual gamble of leaving players exposed, as new MLS club Los Angeles FC took its allotted five players from elsewhere.

LAFC sends Edwards, Raitala to Impact in exchange for Ciman

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Following Tuesday's Expansion Draft, LAFC did some wheeling and dealing after all.

LAFC send Expansion Draft selections Raheem Edwards and Jukka Raitala to the Montreal Impact in exchange for Laurent Ciman on Tuesday afternoon. The move sees the club add a second starting-caliber centerback in a matter of days after previously trading for FC Dallas' Walker Zimmerman.

The Rest

Selling Homegrown Players just got a lot more lucrative

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MLS teams can now keep 100 percent of the transfer fee from academy products.

The MLS transfer game is getting a bit more lucrative. Although there's been no formal league announcement, news of Montreal Impact Homegrown Player Ballou Tabla being sold to FC Barcelona's B team for a "seven-figure" sum was accompanied by a nugget of information that could dramatically alter the incentive for MLS teams to sell players.

USWNT vs. Canada, new Montreal Impact coach, and more: Freedom Kicks for 11/9/2017

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Also what teams do with 280 character tweets!

Good morning! The United States women's national team has a game against Canada at 10pm tonight. It's the first of a two-game series, with the second game on Sunday.

Match preview and TV schedule: USA vs Canada - Stars and Stripes FC
Stars and Stripes FC previews today's match.

Remi Garde ready for new challenge as Impact manager

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After a search that started in the summer, back when former head coach Mauro Biello was still in position, the Montreal Impact have found their new head coach in Remi Garde.

In a press conference at Centre Nutrilait, the Impact's training ground, the former Lyon and Aston Villa manager was unveiled to the public on Wednesday afternoon.

Brotherly Game Daily Links 11/8/17

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Three Union players called up to national teams, MLS news, and the full USMNT squad to face Portugal

Philadelphia Union News

Philadelphia Union trio tapped for international duty
CJ Sapong and Alejandro Bedoya named to USMNT for Portugal friendly; Warren Creavalle called up by Guyana.

Montreal makes a coaching decision

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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.

Impact fire head coach Mauro Biello

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After missing the postseason, the Montreal Impact have made a change.

Owner Joey Saputo said on Monday that the club has dismissed head caoch Mauro Biello, who led the team to a ninth-place finish in the Eastern Conference this season.

JUST IN: President of @impactmontreal Joey Saputo has announced the team has fired head coach Mauro Biello.