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Thierry Henry Steps Down As Manager Of CF Montreal

Feb 25, 2021 2:55 PM

Thierry Henry has stepped down as manager of CF Montreal.

"It is with a heavy heart that I've decided to take this decision," Henry said in a news release. "The last year has been an extremely difficult one for me personally. Due to the worldwide pandemic, I was unable to see my children.

"Unfortunately due to the ongoing restrictions and the fact that we will have to relocate to the U.S. again for several months will be no different. The separation is too much of a strain for me and my kids. Therefore, it is with much sadness that I must take the decision to return to London and leave CF Montreal."

Henry was named manager of Montreal in November 2019.

"Thierry's departure is unfortunate and premature because this was very promising, but he informed me of his desire to be back with his family because the situation was and remains very difficult for both him and his family," said CF Montreal sporting director Olivier Renard. "I want to thank him, first on a human level because he led the players by example last year by being away from his family, but also from a sporting level and for what we have built together since his arrival. We wanted to elevate this club and we are on the right track. The process of finding a new head coach is already underway and I will be looking for someone who is aligned with the philosophy we have implemented."

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MLS To Restart Season In Home Markets On August 12th

Aug 9, 2020 1:45 PM

MLS will restart its season in home markets on August 12th.

The league also announced that 18 teams will make the playoffs this season.

The MLS Cup final will take place on December 12th.

Each side will play 18 more matches for a 23-game regular season.

A "majority" of matches will be held without fans, though the league is working with local governments to have limited capacity for certain games.

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MLS Extends Training Ban Through March 27th

Mar 21, 2020 2:15 PM

MLS extended their ban on first-team training through March 27th.

"During this time, MLS players are expected to remain in each club's respective market and have been advised to exercise safe social distancing measures. At this time, team training facilities may only be accessed for physical therapy purposes at the direction of club medical staff to ensure adherence to safety protocols," released the league in a statement.

The MLS season has been suspended until at least May 10th.

The league is unsure of exactly when their moratorium for training will be lifted.

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MLS Suspends Season Through May 10th

Mar 19, 2020 1:00 PM

MLS announced that they will extend their league suspension through May 10th.

The league said they were focused on finishing the season.

"MLS remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December, as the league did prior to the 2019 season. The league is also identifying other available dates," released the league in a statement.

The league could extend the MLS Cup into December to make extra room for matches.

Players are allowed to return to training on March 20th.

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Victor Wanyama Joins Impact From Spurs

Mar 3, 2020 6:38 PM

Victor Wanyama has signed with the Montreal Impact from Tottenham.

The 28-year-old featured in 97 matches for Spurs.

"I'm really happy to join an exciting club like the Montreal Impact," Wanyama said. "MLS continues to grow every season and I'm looking forward to bringing further awareness to this team, city and league across Africa."

Wanyama said he was excited to play under Thierry Henry.

"When I spoke to Thierry and he told me he wanted me to join him in Montreal, I didn't have to think twice. He has always been a player that I've admired, and I am really happy to get the opportunity to work with him and to play a part that can ensure that the Montreal Impact have an improved season and hopefully reach the ultimate stages of the competitions in which we compete."

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MLS, Players Association Reach Agreement On New CBA

Feb 6, 2020 12:23 PM

Major League Soccer and MLS Players Association have come to terms on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The new deal will last 5 years.

"As we prepare to celebrate our 25th season, we are very pleased to finalize a new five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement with our players. This agreement addresses key strategic priorities for the league and our players while also retaining the basic player compensation structure that has been the foundation for the growth and stability of Major League Soccer," said MLS Commissioner Don Garber.

Some new agreements include an increase in average salary, a decrease in Targeted Allocation Money, a share of the league's new media starts in 2023 and 2024, and charter flights. 

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Thierry Henry Appointed Manager Of Impact

Nov 14, 2019 1:06 PM

The Montreal Impact appointed Thierry Henry as their new manager on a two-year deal.

"It's an honour to coach the Montreal Impact and return to MLS. It's a league I know well, in which I had some very nice moments. To be in Quebec, in Montreal, which has an enormous multicultural heritage, it's extraordinary. I've always kept an eye on the club and now I'm here," said Henry.

Henry managed Monaco for 20 matches last season, winning just four games.

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Bojan Krkic Joins Impact

Aug 7, 2019 7:05 PM

Montreal Impact have signed Bojan Krkic from Stoke City.

The 28-year-old made his professional debut with Barcelona at the age of 17. He is reported to have scored over 900 goals throughout his youth career with the club,

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Didier Drogba Won't Go To Bologna On Loan

Nov 4, 2015 10:11 AM

Didier Drogba will not go out on loan to Bologna despite rumors to the contrary.

The Montreal Impact remain in the MLS Playoffs.

"Rumors coming from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean suggested that Didier Drogba would play in Italy, more precisely on loan with Italian club Bologna F.C. after the MLS playoffs," the statement from Montreal read.

"The Impact denied those rumours on Tuesday, originally reported by Italian media and newspapers who cover soccer almost exclusively and on a daily basis.

"The Italian club, the Impact, nor Drogba have ever discussed this possibility."

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Montreal Signs Didier Drogba

Jul 27, 2015 6:31 PM

The Montreal Impact have completed their signing of Didier Drogba.

Because of MLS rules, Drogba initially signed with the Chicago Fire, who then traded him to Montreal for allocation money.

 

Drogba is believed to have signed a contract worth more than $3 million per season.

"It's an honor to welcome Didier Drogba to the Impact," said Impact president Joey Saputo in a club statement. "From the first conversation I had with him, I felt that he really wanted to play in Montreal. This is one of the biggest days in club history and his arrival to the club will be beneficial in every aspect."

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Montreal Acquires MLS Rights To Didier Drogba
Montreal sent over $100,000 to Chicago for the MLS draft rights to Didier Drogba.

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Red Bulls Acquire Felipe, Top Allocation Spot From Montreal
The Impact also received allocation money and an international player spot for the 2015 season, and the Red Bulls got the first spot in the MLS allocation ranking.

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MLS Commissioner Finds Klinsmann's Criticism 'Incredibly Damaging'
MLS commissioner Don Garber responded to criticism of his league made by JŘrgen Klinsmann.

AP

15 MLS Players Earn More Than $1M Per Season
There are currently 15 MLS players who earn more than $1 million per season, headlined by Kaka at $7.17 million and Clint Dempsey at $6.7 million.

Kyle Bonn/Pro Soccer Talk

MLS Reaches Deal With ESPN, Fox, Univision
The MLS will have featured games broadcast on Friday and Sunday nights.

Andrew Das/New York Times

US Roster For Mexico Friendly To Feature 19 MLS Players
Bayern Munich forward Julian Green has been released by his club to participate in what could be his first match representing the United States.

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