It was quite a week in Montreal. After falling 1-0 to Toronto FC of Major League Soccer Tuesday, the club announced the dismissal of coach John Limniatis and promotion of assistant Marc Dos Santos to interim manager.
Rochester Rhinos ruling the road
The Puerto Rico Islanders came away the victors Saturday evening in the first clash of the two CONCACAF Champions League participants, edging the visiting Montreal Impact 3-2.
Last year, the Rochester Rhinos opened the season with their first five games on the road and didn't find a victory until their eighth game of the campaign, their second at home.
The Puerto Rico Islanders earned some immediate vengeance against Vancouver for their 2-1 championship game loss last fall.
Pedro Faife and Reinier Alcantara just signed with Miami FC -- a minor league soccer team in a country 90 miles and a world away from Cuba.
The 2009 USL First Division season opened up Saturday evening with the Carolina RailHawks earning the lone three points in the two matches contested on the night.
A pair of former Cuban national team players formally signed with Miami FC on Saturday, six months after they went missing before a World Cup qualifying match.
United Soccer Leagues (USL) announced Wednesday that expansion franchise FC New York will be joining the USL First Division in 2010.
Miami FC announced the hiring of Fernando Clavijo as Director of Soccer. Clavijo will lead Miami's efforts to expand its team and player divisions throughout the CONCACAF region.