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Patrice Bernier signs deal with Montreal Impact to play one more year

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Montreal Impact captain Patrice Bernier will return for a ninth season with the club.

Patrice Bernier says the 2017 season will be the last of his career after signing a one-year contract to stay with the Montreal Impact on Monday.

The 37-year-old midfielder will take up a coaching role in the club's academy when his playing days are over.

Bernier has spent half his career with the Impact and said he wanted to finish his career in Montreal.

"I am very excited to be able to finish my playing career at home with the Impact," Bernier said in a club statement. "I am proud that...

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Hermann Trophy winner Ian Harkes opts for D.C. United deal - report

Ian Harkes is reportedly in line to sign a homegrown deal with D.C. United.

Hermann Trophy winner Ian Harkes has agreed in principle to sign with D.C United after considering a move to the English Championship, according to The Washington Post.

Harkes, the son of former U.S. international John Harkes, was honored as the top college player earlier this month after leading Wake Forest to the NCAA championship game, which it lost to Stanford on penalties.

The 21-year-old previously played for D.C. United's academy, which makes him eligible to sign a homegrown deal with...

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Will Johnson 'regrets' critical comments about Toronto FC

Will Johnson left Toronto FC after just one season.

Orlando City midfielder Will Johnson says he "regrets" comments he made last week in the wake of his departure from Toronto FC.

Johnson started 19 games last season for TFC but was sidelined by an injury in June and afterward struggled to get back in the squad.

He told the Toronto Star that he "felt disrespected in terms of getting an injury, sacrificing myself for the group, and then I felt like I never received a fair chance when I got back."

Johnson said Toronto coach Greg Vanney "didn't give...

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Mauro Biello expects Ignacio Piatti to return to Montreal Impact

Ignacio Piatti
Ignacio Piatti has been linked to a move to Boca Juniors.

Montreal Impact coach Mauro Biello expects midfielder Ignacio Piatti to be in camp ahead of the 2017 season amid transfer speculation.

Piatti has been linked this winter to a return to his native Argentina and a move to Boca Juniors.

Biello confirmed there have been inquiries for the 31-year-old, but said any news of the designated player's departure are still just "rumors" at this time.

"Piatti is with us and as of right now, he's under contract and he's a member of the Montreal Impact," Biello...

MLS chief Don Garber still hopeful on St. Louis, San Diego, Miami expansion

Shaka Hislop delves into Don Garber's MLS expansion plans and his thoughts on the correct number of teams for the league.

LOS ANGELES -- MLS commissioner Don Garber said he remains hopeful that plans for a new soccer stadium in St. Louis will move forward, even after a proposal to ask voters to approve $80 million in public funding was dropped.

In a report by the Associated Press last Tuesday, St. Louis Alderwoman Christine Ingrassia said that the proposal submitted by the investor group SC STL would be too expensive given that the city is already having difficulty paying for public services such as more police.