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Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

Avant le début du match de ligue des champions mardi soir au Stade Olympique entre CD Olimpia et l’Impact de Montréal, il y avait un air de confiance autour de l’équipe recevante. Les experts prédisaient une victoire aux alentours de 2-0 contre un adversaire vu comme favorable. En fait, CD Olimpia est la seule équipe qui reste dans le tournoi à part des équipes MLS … Continue reading Faux départ: l’Impact n’arrive pas à s’imposer en premier match des quarts de finale

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Historique des équipes canadiennes en ligue des champions: un coup d’oeil

L’Impact de Montréal joue demain mardi le 10 mars leur premier match en quarts de finale de la ligue des champions. C’est le dernier parcours en ligue des champions CONCACAF d’une équipe canadienne. C’est un pays qui a eu des performances exceptionnelles et mémorables, mais n’a pas encore été le domicile d’un champion de la ligue des champions. Le prédécesseur à la ligue des champions, … Continue reading Historique des équipes canadiennes en ligue des champions: un coup d’oeil

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Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

In this one, members of the BTS team (and a special guest) do their best to predict the Vancouver and MLS 2020 season, by answering a set of questions on both the ‘Caps and the rest of the league. After a long wait, MLS is finally back, with a busy slate of games on tap this weekend.  As MLS heads into its 25th season, this … Continue reading Guessing Game: 2020 BTSVancity Vancouver Whitecaps and MLS predictions roundtable

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“We have to continue”: Despite Champions League exit, Christian Bolanos and Saprissa aiming to carry on domestic growth

Saprissa narrowly fell to the Montreal Impact this week, as the Canadian side advanced to the next round of the Concacaf Champions League. After the game, BTS spoke to Saprissa’s Christian Bolanos, as the former Vancouver Whitecaps man shared his thoughts on the game, MLS and pushing forward. Continue reading “We have to continue”: Despite Champions League exit, Christian Bolanos and Saprissa aiming to carry on domestic growth

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Ligue des champions Concacaf: Montréal accède aux quarts de finale grâce à une performance déterminée

Mercredi soir au Stade Olympique, la foule de 21 505 personnes ne s’est pas fait entendre jusqu’à après le match. C’était un bon indicateur du déroulement du match; plus excitant pour son importance, que son contenu. Pour l’impact, un match nul était suffisant et c’est exactement ce qui s’est produit. Le résultat leur propulse en quart de finale et leur permet de continuer à rêver … Continue reading Ligue des champions Concacaf: Montréal accède aux quarts de finale grâce à une performance déterminée

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Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

The Concacaf Champions League continues to rage on this week, with 8 matches to monitor. In this one, we focus on the Canadian participant, the Montreal Impact, and the battle ahead for the young squad, one littered with U23 Canadians, before rounding things off with a look at the other 7 games. With the Concacaf Olympic qualifiers also coming up, a U23 event, we also … Continue reading Olympique to Olympics: Montreal Impact’s Champions League match offers early look at CanMNT Olympic hopefuls

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Something Old, Something New: Ranking past and current Vancouver Whitecaps kits

The Whitecaps unveiled their 2020 kits last Wednesday night, adding to their hefty collection of MLS strips. Here, Ben Steiner ranks them all, including the brand-new ‘wave’ kit.  Nine seasons, 11 kits. The Vancouver Whitecaps have had more kits in their MLS history than they did wins last season.  Wednesday, February 5th saw the club unveil their newest look, with their new secondary kit being … Continue reading Something Old, Something New: Ranking past and current Vancouver Whitecaps kits

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Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

Another Vancouver Whitecaps signing was wrapped up this past weekend, as the team brought in 20-year-old Serbian centre back Ranko Veselinovic on a 1-year loan. Here is a look at what he can bring to the team.  He might be the latest addition to their ‘rank and file’, but his leadership attributes suggest he’ll be more than just an ordinary squad member. The Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Rank(o) and File: Analyzing what Ranko Veselinovic can bring to the Vancouver Whitecaps backline

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Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

Early Thursday morning, a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the MLS and the MLS Players Association (MLSPA), putting any worries of a potential labour stoppage to rest. Here is how the deal shaped up, and how it stands to impact the Vancouver Whitecaps in the short and long term future. They locked things down, avoiding a lockout. After starting negotiations nearly 2 years ago, … Continue reading Labour Lifeline: A look at the new MLS CBA and how it affects the Vancouver Whitecaps

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Middle Man: Canada’s Liam Fraser could take the reigns in Toronto’s midfield with Bradley injury

With Michael Bradley injured for an expected four months, it presents a chance to a young Canadian to make his mark on MLS, this time being Toronto FC’s homegrown Liam Fraser. Well, that was not the plan. Toronto FC opened preseason this week, only to find out that captain Michael Bradley was still nursing an injury which he had picked up in the MLS Cup … Continue reading Middle Man: Canada’s Liam Fraser could take the reigns in Toronto’s midfield with Bradley injury