Canadian Teams Start MLS Soccer Season

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The MLS Major League Soccer season is in to its third week and two of the three Canadian teams have already played two games.  The Vancouver Whitecaps and Toronto FC each have two games under their belt while the Montreal Impact has played only once.

The Vancouver Whitecaps have one win and one loss on the young season for a total of three points.  They opened the campaign with  a 3-1 home loss to Toronto FC at BC Place before traveling to Chicago in Week 2 and earning a 1-0 victory.  At this stage of the campaign the Whitecaps are in a four way tie with San Jose, Seattle and Houston for third place in the Western Conference.  Next up for the Whitecaps will be a trip to Orlando, Florida to face the expansion Orlando City FC.

Toronto FC also has a win and a loss in their first two games.  As noted above, they won their opening contest with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place.  They were back on the road in Week 2 where they dropped a 2-0 verdict to the Columbus Crew.  Toronto has a bye this week and will return to action on March 29 when they play their third straight road game, this one against Real Salt Lake at Utah’s Rio Tinto Stadium.  Toronto is in a three way tie for second place in the Eastern Conference with Columbus and DC United.

The Montreal Impact lost their only MLS action of the season dropping a 1-0 verdict to DC United in Washington, DC.  The Impact have been focused on play in the CONCACAF Champions League where they have reached the semifinal stage.  Montreal will host Liga Deportiva Alajuelense from Costa Rica on Wednesday in the first leg of an aggregate score semifinal.  The return match will be held in Costa Rica on April 7.  The Impact will play their second MLS game of the year this weekend as they travel to the Boston area to face the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium this Saturday.

In addition to the MLS action, the Canadian Club Championship Finals will take place on May 6.  The Vancouver Whitecaps will play either the Ottawa Fury FC or FC Edmonton.

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