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Mount Royal Soccer 3 hours ago
Impact’s Red Card Woes...

Impact’s Red Card Woes...

Referee Drew Fischer shows a straight red card to Rudy Camacho in the 37th minute of the recent 1-3 defeat to Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. | Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports They’ve been here before... Much has been written and referred to in social and mainstream media since last evening’s 1-4 reverse at Red Bull Arena.It wasn’t a pleasant return to a former stomping ground for Thierry Henry who also saw his team incur a third red card in as many matches leading many to suggest there is a discipline problem in the ranks.They have a point. All three red cards were highly...
Mount Royal Soccer 22 hours ago
Impact Self-destruct... Again!!!

Impact Self-destruct... Again!!!

Romell Quioto’s elbow to the head of Philadelphia’s Mark McKenzie in the 13th minute which reduced the Impact down to ten men... | Photo by Ira L. Black - Corbis/ Poor on-field discipline undermines confident start... Impact .... 1 Philadelphia Union .... 4 Montreal Impact had its third player dismissed in the last three games last evening, casting minds back to less disciplined days under Klopas and Biello.And, as at Vancouver last Sunday, it’s been a major factor behind losing an important game.They simply cannot keep giving themselves a mountain to climb like this. ...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 20, 2020
One Hundred Wins Up For Impact

One Hundred Wins Up For Impact

Sam Piette chose the Impact’s 100th MLS Regular Season win to score his maiden goal. | Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports 4-2 victory over Vancouver saw the Impact reach a century of MLS Regular Season wins. It passed everyone by, but the Impact recorded their 100th MLS regular-session win in defeating Vancouver Whitecaps recently at BC Place.The landmark was reached with the help of Samuel Piette’s first-ever goal for the club. It was the 5th MLS win over Vancouver, one less than against Houston Dynamo, the club from the Western Conference they have defeated most times. Also...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 20, 2020
Bojan Starts - Team News & Line-ups as IMFC Takes on Philadelphia Union

Bojan Starts - Team News & Line-ups as IMFC Takes on Philadelphia Union

Bojan gets his first start for the Impact since July 25 v Orlando City... | Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Bojan and Waterman in for Shome and Camacho Thierry Henry has decided to go with Bojan instead of Shamit Shome for this evening’s game against Philadelphia Union.Samuel Piette may drop deeper to partner Wanyama in a defensive midfield axis with Okwonkwo, Taider and Bojan playing between the pair and Romell Quioto up top.In defence the French coach has gone for Joel Waterman to partner Luis Binks. It will be the first time the two have been paired in a flat back four. Rod Fanni...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 18, 2020
Binks On Bologna...

Binks On Bologna...

Binks - “I came here first and foremost to sign for Montreal Impact.’ | Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via “I came here first and foremost to sign for Montreal Impact.” At this afternoon’s press conference Luis Binks briefly spoke about his transfer to Bologna, having fielded a question from local journalist, Tristan D’Amours.“I came here, signed for Montreal first and foremost. “And I knew if I did well there’d be people watching because of my age. I knew the connection with Bologna but I didn’t know they were going to come and sign me. “I know if I...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 18, 2020
Binks Looks Ahead to Philly on Sunday...

Binks Looks Ahead to Philly on Sunday...

Luis Binks (right) holding off Russell Teibert at BC Place, is looking ahead, not behind. | Photo by Rich Lam/ ... leaves CanChampionship regrets behind Luis Binks admits going south to make Red Bull Arena ‘home’ will not be easy, but he’s determined to look forward and not dwell on the missed opportunities to progress in the Canadian Championship.“Would have been great to win a national championship and get something really worthwhile from this strange season. It didn’t work out for reasons that don’t matter, but we’re ready to move on. Our attention is on a place in the...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 17, 2020
Camacho Madness Sells The Ranch

Camacho Madness Sells The Ranch

Unexplicable!!! The key moment. Rudy Camacho strikes Fredy Montero, giving away a penalty and incurring a red card. | Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Vancouver Whitecaps .... 3 Impact .... 1 You can just imagine it now. Greg Vanney gets on the phone to his secret agent sat in the BC Place locker-room as the second-half in Vancouver begins. “Well done Agent Rudy. You did a great job. Mission accomplished. Now get yourself home. Over and out!”This one really had to be seen to be believed. Rudy Camacho’s moment of madness, not equalled even by his horrendous dead-ball...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 16, 2020
Whitecaps v Impact Team Line-Ups and News

Whitecaps v Impact Team Line-Ups and News

Shamit Shome comes into midfield to replace the suspended Emanuel Maciel | Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ Dos Santos seeks a reaction - five changes to the Whitecaps starting line-up. Vancouver Whitecaps coach Marc Dos Santos has rung the changes. Without suspended striker Lucas Cavallini, he’s also left out five starters from the previous game between the clubs last Sunday evening. Out goes Rose Owusu, Godoy, Baldimisio and Adnan, and in comes Nerwinski, Veselinovic, Bikal, Gutierrez and Dajome. Fredy Montero gets the nod up front to replace Cavallini.Things are more settled and...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 16, 2020
New Podcast: Canadian Championship Battle, Sam Piette Scores & ‘Caps Coming Up Again!

New Podcast: Canadian Championship Battle, Sam Piette Scores & ‘Caps Coming Up Again!

Luis Binks (right) has been a star performer since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur and passed his latest test shackling Lucas Cavallini in the 4-2 win at BC Place. | Photo by Rich Lam/ Soccer by Paul & Hady (Episode 36) Sam Savy joins us again for our usual weekly discussion on all things Montreal football. Losing to TFC, hitting four at Vancouver, Sammy Piette scoring, and brief discussion on last Sunday’s big game in Paris, which kept our animator very, very happy.... much happier than a certain Brazilian who saw red!!!!Oh! and we had a bit of a chat about this evening’s big game...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 16, 2020
Sammy Piette Hits The Net

Sammy Piette Hits The Net

Samuel Piette celebrates scoring his first goal for the club with Saphir Taider, last Sunday at BC Place. | Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports The Impact midfielder has been playing a more advanced role this season notching his first goal, but what other midfield men have kept us waiting? The look on his face said it all. Yes, nothing in football feels quite like hitting the net, especially for someone who doesn’t manage the feat very often, like me when I played... or Impact’s #6, Samuel Piette.Much had been made of when the Repentigny-raised midfielder might finally one day get...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 15, 2020
“Complacency is Not In My Vocabulary” - Henry

“Complacency is Not In My Vocabulary” - Henry

Henry is expecting a very difficult game tomorrow night in Vancouver. | Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports Impact not expecting an easy ride at BC Place. The Impact face Vancouver Whitecaps for the second time in three days tomorrow evening at BC Place with MLS points and a place in the Canadian Championship final at place.Montreal must win to secure a final place against the best CanPL can provide, either Forge FC or HFX Wanderers.The Impact has beaten the ‘Caps twice already this season, has displayed improved form lately and won’t have to face suspended danger-man Lucas Cavallini...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 15, 2020
Impact Back To Vancouver, Where It All Began

Impact Back To Vancouver, Where It All Began

The teams emerge: Davy Arnaud leads the Impact out at BC Place for their first-ever MLS fixture on March 10, 2012. | Photo by Jeff Vinnick/ A look at the 14 players who took to the field at BC Place on Impact’s first-ever MLS match... Montreal Impact go back tonight to where it all began as an MLS club, 8 years, 6 months and 3 days ago! Personally March 10, 2012 was a frustrating Saturday. My usual football diet was interrupted by the postponement of Manchester United’s home Premier League game with West From. But at least there was the consolation (and pleasure) of watching...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 14, 2020
Impact and High-scoring Road Trips - What is it About Fall?

Impact and High-scoring Road Trips - What is it About Fall?

Saphir Taider is congratulated by team-mates after putting the Impact 2-1 in front on the stroke of half-time at Vancouver last night. The Impact went on to win 4-2, the sixth time they’ve hit four or more road goals in an away MLS game. | Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports After last night’s four goal haul, mountroyalsoccer.com wonders why mid-September produces most Impact away-day, goal-fests... I know where I was the last time Montreal Impact scored four on the road. BMO Field to see Zlatan Ibrahimovic acrobatically score his 500th career goal.I had been down in Toronto...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 14, 2020
Piette Scores And Impact Hit Four On The Road!

Piette Scores And Impact Hit Four On The Road!

Play it Again, Sam! It had to happen one day. Sam Piette is congratulated by Saphir Taider on scoring his first goal for Montreal Impact. | Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports Canadian Championship hopes kept alive... Vancouver Whitecaps .... 2 Impact .... 4 The Impact had an inspired night in Vancouver, part of a crazy game in which they had total control after an hour, only to let game management slip, producing a nervy last 25 mins.Leading 4-1 with the Caps reduced to 10 men, Montreal looked set to achieve both the night’s objectives comfortably: three good MLS points, which...
Mount Royal Soccer Sep 11, 2020
Covid19 - Limited Crowds Allowed Into Two SPL Matches, Saturday.

Covid19 - Limited Crowds Allowed Into Two SPL Matches, Saturday.

Fans will be much more spread out than this at Ross County’s Global Energy Stadium when Celtic visit tomorrow... How another country is tentatively handling crowds returning to football Fans will attend football matches in Scotland for the first time since March tomorrow afternoon.Two matches have been selected as test cases where 300 fans will be allowed to enter - Aberdeen v Kilmarnock (at Pittodrie)Ross County v Celtic (Dingwall)We all know how the Impact decided to distribute tickets, by auction, recently but how have the Scottish clubs released their allocations?Aberdeen - Dons...

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