Patrice Bernier

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Major Link Soccer: au revoir, Patrice Bernier

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The Montreal legend has played his last match, and the playoffs take an ugly turn for Portland Timbers

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Portland likely broke half their players on a really bad field but they at least held a shutout draw in Houston. Diego Chara may have fractured his foot and if so would be out for the playoffs.

All-Star Game Thread: MLS All-Stars vs. AS Roma

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MLS All-Stars starting XI: (4-<4>-2) Raul Fernandez; Corey Ashe, Matt Besler, Aurelien Colin, Tony Beltran; Kyle Beckerman, Brad Davis, Will Johnson, Graham Zusi; Thierry Henry, Marco Di Vaio

MLS All-Stars bench: Nick Rimando, Chris Wondolowski, Omar Gonzalez, Patrice Bernier, DeAndre Yedlin, Camilo Da Silva Sanvezzo, Mike Magee, Landon Donovan, Jack McInerney

Roma starting XI: (4-2-3-1) Bogdan Lobont; Federico Balzaretti, Leandro Castan, Mehdi Benatia, Vasilis Torosidis; Michael Bradley, Daniele De Rossi; Gianluca Caprari, Miralem Pjanic, Erik Lamela; Francesco Totti

Roma bench: Marquinho, Federico Ricci, Morgan De Sanctis, Pablo Osvaldo, Maicon, Junior Tallo, Kevin Trootman, Nicolas Burdisso, Alessandro Crescenzi, Dodo, Valero Verre

Coming live from Kansas City, Jack McInerney makes his MLS All-Star debut (possibly in the 2nd half) against last season's 6th place Serie A and big name club AS Roma.

SBI MLS Best XI of the Month: March

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By IVES GALARCEP

Before the 2013 season began, FC Dallas, Montreal and Chivas USA weren't consider serious threats to be among the best teams in the league, but all three enjoyed outstanding first months of the season to turn the league on its head and make us reconsider everything we thought we know about how this season would go.

SBI MLS Player of the Month: Mike Magee

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By IVES GALARCEP

When the 2013 season began, it was believed that Robbie Keane would be the goal-scoring machine who would lead the Los Angeles Galaxy while Landon Donovan was away on his sabbatical.

It hasn't been Keane leading the attack though.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Bill Hamid

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By IVES GALARCEP

In a week when there weren't exactly a ton of goals scored in MLS, there stood a very good chance that a goalkeeper would have a good chance to be the MLS Player of the Week. Given the performance Bill Hamid turned in, he would have been a serious contender no matter how many goals were scored around the league.

Montreal Impact

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.

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.

Impact’s DP partnership blooms in win over Red Bulls

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Before Montreal Impact fans could even celebrate their 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls Saturday night, they all had Patrice Bernier's health on their minds.

In a play with Sacha Kljestan, the Impact captain ended up pushed off the field and fell heavily inside his team's dugout.

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?

Game Changers: Impacted

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There were a lot of moments that changed the momentum of the Philadelphia Union's draw with the Montreal Impact.

1.) Slow start - The Union didn't get out to the best start, gifting the Montreal Impact two good chances in the opening minutes. First, a great ball in to Matteo Mancuso narrowly missed going into the net:

The Philadelphia back line is not in sync on this at all.

Postgame quotes: Impact 5-1 Union

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Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Josh Yaro, Keegan Rosenberry, and Andre Blake.

SBI MLS Player of the Week: Patrice Bernier

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Montreal Impact captain Patrice Bernier was not consistently starting games in the final run of the MLS regular season, but the Canadian national team midfielder has seen an outstanding resurgence in form during the MLS Cup Playoffs.

In two postseason games over the span of four days, Bernier has recorded two goals and an assist to put the Impact in great position to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

D.C. United vs. Montreal Impact MLS live stream: Time, preview, and how to watch online

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It's a good moment for the Black-and-Red to be playing a shorthanded, possibly tired IMFC squad.

After two crazy games at RFK Stadium D.C. United is back on the road tonight, facing a Montreal Impact team that has been a very inhospitable host in Quebec. The Impact sit sixth in the Eastern Conference and are on a three-game unbeaten streak, most recently playing to a 1-1 tie with the Red Bulls Wednesday night.

C'est Mauvais: Montreal Impact 1-0 Philadelphia Union

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The Philadelphia Union put on an absolute clunker at Stadium Saputo, losing 1-0 to a Montreal Impact side that had not yet won a match this season.

From the lineups to the substitutions to the play on the pitch to the substitutions, it all went wrong for the Union in a 1-0 loss at Saputo Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Felipe nets winner as Impact edge Union

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By RYAN TOLMICH

Just weeks after the two teams swapped young forwards, the Montreal Impact picked up their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Union at Stade Saputo.

The game's lone goal came from the foot of Brazilian midfielder Felipe in the 15th minute.

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.

GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

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/insert Canada joke here

UNION GAME #4
VS
PPL Park, Chester, PA
March 29, 2014
4:00 PM ET
6ABC - JP Dellacamera, Peter Pappas, and Heather Mitts
Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer
Starting XI
Jack McInerney Forward Marco Di Vaio

Cristian Maidana, Vincent Nogueira, Sebastien Le Toux

Brian Carroll, Maurice Edu,

Midfield

Andres Romero, Felipe, Justin Mapp

Hernan Bernardello, Collen Warner

Fabinho, Aaron Wheeler, Amobi Okugo, Ray Gaddis Defense Heath Pearce, Hassoun Camara, Matteo Ferrari, Eric Miller
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Troy Perkins
Andre Blake, Ethan White, Michael Lahoud, Corben Bone, Leo Fernandes, Antoine Hoppenot, Conor Casey Bench Evan Bush, Jeb Brovsky, Karl Ouimette, Patrice Bernier, Blake Smith, Santiago Gonzalez, Andrew Wenger
Stats (Explained Here)
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Know Your Enemy: Montreal Impact #3

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OTF's Stephen Mangat has had enough as he looks at this weekend's opponent...

For the majority of this season the Montreal Impact's points total has put them at the top of the Eastern Conference even though they frequently are on the end of bad losses.

Crew stun Impact with comeback victory at Stade Saputo

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By KEVIN KOCZWARA

Federico Higuaín's magic touch helped the Columbus Crew (10-14-5, 35 pts.) continue to keep their playoff hopes alive with two assists in the Crew's 2-1 comeback win over the Montreal Impact (13-8-6, 45 pts.) at the Stade Saputo on Saturday.

The Impact, who ceded the top-spot in the Eastern Conference to the New York Red Bulls with the loss, dominated much of the game and created plenty of chances, but it took their eighth corner of the match in the 24th minute for Montreal to grab the lead.

Ten-man Impact fall to Heredia in CCL

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By DAN KARELL

Even with a number of first team regulars left back home, the Montreal Impact looked like they had a chance to get out of Guatemala with at least a point.

Instead, a last-gasp goal by CD Heredia just before the end of regulation sent the Impact to a 1-0 defeat on the turf of Estadio Cementos Progreso.

D.C. United Scouting Report: Montreal Impact

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The Montreal Impact are something of an anomaly in MLS. It's not just the use of French, or the choice to have two different predominantly blue uniforms. The Impact's emphasis on keeping the ball on the ground and hitting teams on the counter is rather unusual. Possession teams in MLS generally try to play on the front foot as much as possible, while our counterattacking teams are often more focused on athleticism and longer passes out of the back than they are the technical ability required to connect several passes at a high speed through the midfield.

MLS East Notes: TFC top Impact in Canadian Championship; Higuain struggling; and more

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By DARRELL LOVELL

Toronto FC may be struggling to win games in Major League Soccer, but on Wednesday night they continued their winning ways in the Canadian Championships, earning a victory with a lineup made up mostly of reserve players.

TFC defeated the Montreal Impact, 2-0, on Wednesday night, with Doniel Henry and Andrew Wiedeman providing the second-half strikes to give the defending Canadian champions the first-leg victory in their semifinal series.

Know Your Enemy: L’Impact de Montreal

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Tous Pour Gagner. (image: impactmontreal.com)

OTF's Stephen Mangat brings you the intel on le foot La Métropole du Québec...

Canadians...a polite, hockey-loving folk who seem to be the perfect neighbors. But take a look beneath the Canadian surface (which requires digging through snow and ice) and you'll see the Great White North is a powder-keg of madness that could explode at any minute!

Sporting Look to End Streaks

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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.

MLS Week Four: Match Day Commentary

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It might be an international fixture period, but that isn't stopping Major League Soccer from putting on a full slate of matches today.

The Montreal Impact will look to improve to 4-0 today when they take on a short-handed New York Red Bulls side at Stade Saputo. Patrice Bernier has been one of the league's best players early in the season and will be looking to dominate the middle against a good New York midfield that features Dax McCarty.

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Montreal Impact

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By DAN KARELL

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.

Impact remain perfect with 2-1 win over TFC

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BY DARRELL LOVELL

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.

Philadelphia Union

Union bits, more news

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

Postgame quotes: Impact 1-1 Union

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Postgame comments from Jim Curtin, Tranquillo Barnetta, and Richie Marquez.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 2-2 Montreal

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Postgame video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Mike and Eli's wrap. Video with Richie Marquez.

Postgame video and quote sheet: Union 2-1 Impact

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Video of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference, and locker room interviews with Danny Cruz, Sebastien Le Toux, Zac MacMath, Ethan White and Sheanon Williams. Also postgame quote sheet, including remarks from Jack McInerney.

Union top Impact on PKs, BC on new mids, Chipotle, MLS & USMNT news, more

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The Union defeated Montreal on Saturday in their final preseason game. More Union news. Final preseason games results. USMNT news. Much more.

Postgame video and quotesheet: Union 0-0 Impact

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Video of John Hackworth's press conference and postgame interviews with Ray Gaddis, Antoine Hoppenot, Zac MacMath and Sheanon Williams. Plus, postgame quote sheet.

Match Day #27 Game Thread: Union vs. Impact

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Game Information: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

Where: PPL Park. Chester, Pennsylvania

When: 7:30 pm

Channel: Comcast Sports Net and *MLS Live (* subject to local blackout)

Meet the Opposition: Mount Royal Soccer

Officals Edvin Jurisevic.

Okugo suspended for two games, what to fix, rankings drop, more news

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Union confirms Okugo will miss Montreal and San Jose games. Zeitlin and De George on what must be fixed. Power rankings tumble. Former Independence coach up for England women's national team job. More news.

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Up Against a Stacked Deck

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It didn't take long for the Revolution to figure out that the cards were stacked against them on Sunday. Literally.

An early red card to Matt Reis, along with a yellow card to Jose Gonclaves, set up a pair of first half penalties, which allowed the Montreal Impact to claim a 4-2 win over a shorthanded Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Sunday.

Fantasy Focus: Dallas and Chivas Players Star -- Seriously.

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Week 4 is in the book, and we have a new overall leader in the league, as well as a new addition to the weekly leader list. Allie's Awesome Team scored 77 points, with midfielder Patrice Bernier (MTL, $8.0M) leading scoring with 18 points as captain, followed by defenders Josh Williams (CLB, $5.3M) and Matt Hedges (DAL, $5.

The Rest

Re-Entry Draft today, Blake up for CONCACAF GK of the Year, locals invited to MLS combine, more

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Corben Bone, Fred, and Brian Carroll available from Union in today's Re-Entry Draft. Blake up for CONCACAF Goalkeeper of the Year. Two area players invited to MLS Combine. More.

Fire v Impact match preview

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Montreal started the season with four straight wins and drew some attention from national media as a front runner in the East but a bye week preceded by a loss in Kansas City and a tie at home has pushed them out of the spotlight somewhat. Two road wins (at Seattle and Portland) to begin the year followed by home wins against Toronto FC and New York fueled early band wagon jumping with some outlets perching them atop their always arguable "power rankings".