The Major League Soccer has changed the football landscape in Canada, and this was evident at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday.
At least 61,000 soccer enthusiasts were at the Big O to see the game. Toronto FC supports were dressed in colourful matching attires. Montreal Impact came with their fans, and the Toronto supporters promised to win in the battle of chants for their various teams.
There was excitement in the air even as different fans bragged about their team’s capabilities. A Toronto FC fans Rachel Finan said: “It’s incredibly exciting, it feels like Christmas If we win the MLS Cup, it’s going to change football for the whole of Canada, I think.
“If a Canadian team wins the MLS Cup, we’re going to have the whole slew of football fans and it’s going to be amazing.”
Even as Finan was enthusiastic about the teams she supports, Impact fans were too, one even admitted to being nervous ahead of the much-anticipated clash. Continue reading MLS CHANGING FOOTBALL LANDSCAPE IN CANADA
At this point in time, Orlando City does not have any real motivation or purpose to continue fighting in the MLS as the team of Jason Kreis are just too far away from snatching a playoff position.
The head coach of Orlando City, Jason Kreis has himself admitted that the final matches that are remaining in this season of the MLS are simply going to be played for pride more than anything else.
“I would see it that we need to finish strong. There are two matches left; we have a team that’s good enough to win both matches. We need to show ourselves the right amount of respect, we need to play for pride and I think most importantly we need to play for our fans.”
“I’m very disappointed that we have taken some losses at home. It deeply affects me and I expect it should affect the group as well. We need to take more pride in playing in front of our fans and I think we owe them to go out and give everything we can in these last two matches.” Orlando City’s Jason Kreis said. Continue reading Orlando City are playing for pride in their last 2 matches
Boniek Garcia says manipulating the ball is one of the things which have been insisted on by new manager Barrett and because of that, in the recent games, the team’s game plan has been to keep the ball in control and the game plan has paid off.
As per Garcia, last manager in charge didn’t focus on ball manipulation too much and though by saying it, he doesn’t mean to compare him with present manager, anyone can realize that Houston’s play has been tighter than before
Garcia is starting to have his fair share of minutes too now. He, in fact, already has more minutes given to him by Barrett in about a month than he had got in the whole of the first four months in the season.
However, the position is different now. He has been a man for the right flank for years, but, Barrett has put him on opposite flank and there’s not been a single sign of the 31-year old not taking a liking to that position as he’s set up a couple from there already.
Continue reading Boniek Garcia says manipulating the ball is one of the things is New Manager Trick
Major League Soccer outfit Philadelphia Union are set to return to winning ways as they play Chicago Fire on Wednesday.
The two teams are in the opposite ends of the Eastern Conference standings currently with Union having their club-record eight-game undefeated streak put to an end last weekend in a 3-2 loss at New York City FC. They game, which is set for the evening at Talen Energy Stadium, will be one both teams will want to prove a point since Fire had their MLS-record away winless run extended to 31 games end when they lost on Saturday Evening to Colorado Rapids.
Both teams would be squaring up for the second time this season, after Fire won the first when they met in April at Toyota Park. Kennedy Igboananike provided the only goal that separated the sides, with Union reduced to ten men from as early as the 47th minute when midfielder Warren Creavalle was shown a red card for a tackle from behind on Fire midfielder Razvan Cocis. Fire have not lost to Union over seven consecutive meetings in MLS. The seven meetings have ended in three wins and four draws since the last Philadelphia victory in may 2013. They have even won the last two encounters at Toyota Park.
Continue reading MLS FOOTBALL PREVIEW: UNION SET TO RETURN TO WINNING WAYS AGAINST FIRE
RadamelFalcao’s loan deal with Chelsea is reaching it’s ending point and the Colombian striker continues to struggle trying to get consistent playing time with the Premier League club and it seems like his future in England is at risk.
Taking into consideration the fact that Falcao has dropped down in the pecking order of Chelsea, the future of the Colombian attacker in Stamford Bridge is being linked with a move to the MLS as there are American based clubs that are interested in signing the 30 year old forward.
The loan deal with RadamelFalcao and Chelsea expires at the end of the season. When this time arrives, the Colombian attacker is expected to return to Monaco. Falcao’s contract with Monaco lasts until 2018 but there is a possibility that he could be transferred to another club during the summer transfer window.
The 30 year old attacker has stated himself that he is open to the possibility of joining a team in the MLS. Continue reading Will RadamelFalcao make a move to the MLS?