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Underdog Montreal Impact in for tough test against Honduran club CD Olimpia

Underdog Montreal Impact in for tough test against Honduran club CD Olimpia

Vancouver Whitecaps’ Alphonso Davies, left, receives a hug from Canadian women’s national soccer team forward Jordyn Huitema after playing his final match as a member of the MLS soccer team, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. A photo of Davies and Huitema on Instagram while enjoying a vacation in Spain drew more than 14,000 comments, including some that were offensive. Many more decried the racist comments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Vancouver Whitecaps’ Alphonso Davies, left, receives a hug from Canadian women’s national soccer team forward Jordyn Huitema after playing his final match as a member of the MLS soccer team, in Vancouver, B.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. A photo of Davies and Huitema on Instagram while enjoying a vacation in Spain drew more than 14,000 comments, including some that were offensive. Many more decried the racist comments. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A worker cleans windows and doors at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. A former coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer's women's teams has been charged with sexual offences involving four people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Former Whitecaps, Canadian women’s soccer coach charged with sexual offences

Former Whitecaps, Canadian women’s soccer coach charged with sexual offences

A worker cleans windows and doors at B.C. Place stadium, where Major League Soccer's Vancouver Whitecaps play their home games, in Vancouver, on Thursday, March 12, 2020. A former coach for the Vancouver Whitecaps and Canada Soccer's women's teams has been charged with sexual offences involving four people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kansas City Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif touches his heart as members of the National Assembly applaud him for his Super Bowl victory at the legislature in Quebec City, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot

Alphonso Davies, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif split Lou Marsh win as top Canadian athlete

Alphonso Davies, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif split Lou Marsh win as top Canadian athlete

Kansas City Chiefs' Laurent Duvernay-Tardif touches his heart as members of the National Assembly applaud him for his Super Bowl victory at the legislature in Quebec City, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 file photo, Toronto FC's Justin Morrow plays against the Columbus Crew during an MLS Eastern Conference championship soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Black Players for Change, a group of Major League Soccer players formed to confront racial injustice, has collectively earned the league's Humanitarian of the Year award, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Black Players for Change is a collective of some 170 players and league staff. It was founded by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Black Players for Change group wins MLS Humanitarian award

Black Players for Change group wins MLS Humanitarian award

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 file photo, Toronto FC's Justin Morrow plays against the Columbus Crew during an MLS Eastern Conference championship soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Black Players for Change, a group of Major League Soccer players formed to confront racial injustice, has collectively earned the league's Humanitarian of the Year award, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Black Players for Change is a collective of some 170 players and league staff. It was founded by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
Basaksehir's manager Okan Buruk, right, argues with a referee during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 8 , 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

CL game postponed after players walk off over alleged racism

CL game postponed after players walk off over alleged racism

Basaksehir's manager Okan Buruk, right, argues with a referee during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Istanbul Basaksehir at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday Dec. 8 , 2020. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Hamilton Forge FC David Edgar, left, and Kyle Bekker, right, challenge Calgary Cavalry's Nico Pasquotti during Canadian Premier League soccer finals action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. When David Edgar and his Forge FC teammates left Oct. 20 for El Salvador, the first step on their CONCACAF League journey, it was an open-ended itinerary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Forge FC ready for showdown in Honduras, the latest stop in CONCACAF League adventure

Forge FC ready for showdown in Honduras, the latest stop in CONCACAF League adventure

Hamilton Forge FC David Edgar, left, and Kyle Bekker, right, challenge Calgary Cavalry's Nico Pasquotti during Canadian Premier League soccer finals action in Calgary, Alta., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. When David Edgar and his Forge FC teammates left Oct. 20 for El Salvador, the first step on their CONCACAF League journey, it was an open-ended itinerary. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Italy has hard qualifying path after missing last World Cup

Italy has hard qualifying path after missing last World Cup

Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan (3) and Mexico's Jacqueline Ovalle (11) battle for the ball during a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Delcia Lopez

Lyon defender Kadeisha Buchanan named Canadian Women’s Player of the Year

Lyon defender Kadeisha Buchanan named Canadian Women’s Player of the Year

Canada's Kadeisha Buchanan (3) and Mexico's Jacqueline Ovalle (11) battle for the ball during a CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer match Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Edinburg, Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Delcia Lopez
Bayern's Alphonso Davies, right, challenges PSG's Thilo Kehrer, left, during the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Miguel A. Lopes/Pool via AP

Alphonso Davies’ remarkable year continues with Canadian Player of the Year award

Alphonso Davies’ remarkable year continues with Canadian Player of the Year award

Bayern's Alphonso Davies, right, challenges PSG's Thilo Kehrer, left, during the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Miguel A. Lopes/Pool via AP

Goals galore for Ronaldo, Giroud, Neymar in Champions League

Goals galore for Ronaldo, Giroud, Neymar in Champions League

Hamilton Forge FC's Giuliano Frano (8) heads the ball against CD Olimpia's Jorge Benguche (9) during Scotiabank CONCACAF League 2019 second half soccer action in Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Forge FC looks to win its way into the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday when it takes on Haiti's Arcahaie FC in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF League, a 22-team feeder competition that sends six clubs to CONCACAF's elite club tournament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Forge FC loses penalty shootout to Haitian side in CONCACAF League quarterfinal

Forge FC loses penalty shootout to Haitian side in CONCACAF League quarterfinal

Hamilton Forge FC's Giuliano Frano (8) heads the ball against CD Olimpia's Jorge Benguche (9) during Scotiabank CONCACAF League 2019 second half soccer action in Hamilton, Ontario on Thursday, August 22, 2019. Forge FC looks to win its way into the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League on Tuesday when it takes on Haiti's Arcahaie FC in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF League, a 22-team feeder competition that sends six clubs to CONCACAF's elite club tournament. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney watches late in the second half of the team's MLS Cup soccer match against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Seattle. Vanney has stepped down as coach of Toronto FC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo-Elaine Thompson

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney steps down, says it’s the right time to move on

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney steps down, says it’s the right time to move on

Toronto FC coach Greg Vanney watches late in the second half of the team's MLS Cup soccer match against the Seattle Sounders on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Seattle. Vanney has stepped down as coach of Toronto FC. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP Photo-Elaine Thompson
Vancouver Whitecaps forward Fredy Montero celebrates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. The Vancouver Whitecaps are hanging on to several of their young players and continuing contract talks with two veterans, including Montero. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steve Dipaola

Whitecaps exercise options on seven players, ‘continuing discussions’ with Montero

Whitecaps exercise options on seven players, ‘continuing discussions’ with Montero

Vancouver Whitecaps forward Fredy Montero celebrates after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the second half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020. The Vancouver Whitecaps are hanging on to several of their young players and continuing contract talks with two veterans, including Montero. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Steve Dipaola
Hamilton Forge FC players celebrate their win over CD Olimpia's during Scotiabank CONCACAF League 2019 action in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. After a season that has taken it from Hamilton to Charlottetown, El Salvador and Panama, Forge FC hopes the Dominican Republic is the last stop on the way to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power

Forge FC just one win away from booking ticket to CONCACAF Champions League

Forge FC just one win away from booking ticket to CONCACAF Champions League

Hamilton Forge FC players celebrate their win over CD Olimpia's during Scotiabank CONCACAF League 2019 action in Hamilton, Ont., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. After a season that has taken it from Hamilton to Charlottetown, El Salvador and Panama, Forge FC hopes the Dominican Republic is the last stop on the way to the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power
Toronto FC forward Pablo Piatti (7) cuts past Vancouver Whitecaps defender Ali Adnan (53) during first half MLS Canadian Championship soccer action in Toronto on Friday, August 21, 2020. Barring a new agreement, Toronto FC is parting ways with designated player Pablo Piatti. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Toronto FC looks for new designated player, opts not to pick up Piatti option

Toronto FC looks for new designated player, opts not to pick up Piatti option

Toronto FC forward Pablo Piatti (7) cuts past Vancouver Whitecaps defender Ali Adnan (53) during first half MLS Canadian Championship soccer action in Toronto on Friday, August 21, 2020. Barring a new agreement, Toronto FC is parting ways with designated player Pablo Piatti. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Atlanta United's Mo Adams, right, challenges Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo during first half MLS soccer action in East Hartford, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo says he finished the season with an injured leg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jessica Hill

Toronto FC ready to refocus on future as long, hard season comes to an end

Toronto FC ready to refocus on future as long, hard season comes to an end

Atlanta United's Mo Adams, right, challenges Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo during first half MLS soccer action in East Hartford, Conn., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo says he finished the season with an injured leg. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Jessica Hill

Arsenal, Leicester, Hoffenheim advance in Europa League

Arsenal, Leicester, Hoffenheim advance in Europa League

Bayern, Man City win to advance to Champions League last-16

Bayern, Man City win to advance to Champions League last-16

Nashville SC ends Toronto FC’s season with stunning 1-0 extra time upset

Nashville SC ends Toronto FC’s season with stunning 1-0 extra time upset