Friday Jul 25
What I'm watching for in Portland Timbers match versus Montreal Impact
After playing each other several times back in the days of lower division soccer, the Portland Timbers and Montreal Impact are both in MLS but meet irregularly because of the unbalanced schedule.
Sounder at Heart
Reliving the Sounders-Timbers Open Cup history
This is the first time since both teams were in MLS that the Sounders and Timbers have played in the U.S. Open Cup, but they do have a history in this tournament.
The Winnipeg Free Press
Impact drawing on Canadian content as academy graduates get playing time
When the injury-depleted Montreal Impact took the field in Vancouver this week, there were four Canadians in the starting 11. That would not have been a big deal in the past when the Impact played in the USL or the NASL and locals like Mauro Biello and Nevio Pizzolitto were key players, but it was a first since they joined Major League Soccer in ... (more)
deVos: Whitecaps, Impact cancel each other out
Both the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Montreal Impact lined up in 4-2-3-1 formations with a number of changes for both teams.
Eighty Six Forever
Sluggish Soccer Squads Secure Sad Scoreline
This 'Keystone Cops' was sadly emblematic of the game as a whole: sloppy, bumbling, clumsy and far from entertaining.