Canadian Championship: Despite fan reaction, Montreal Impact's Marco Schallibaum defends squad rotation
MONTREAL – Impact manager Marco Schällibaum insists there is no player on his squad he doesn’t trust.
The Swiss coach was typically coy about his lineup on the eve of Montreal’s Amway Canadian Championship semifinal second leg against Toronto FC on Wednesday night at Stade Saputo (7:30 pm ET, Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada). But no matter who makes it, Schällibaum is fully confident that his club can score the three goals they need to overturn Toronto’s 2-0 win from last Wednesday.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Vancouver Whitecaps Designated Player Kenny Miller was set to return from a hamstring injury this week, but on Monday suffered a setback which should push his return back another two weeks or more.
That means no involvement for the Scotsman in Wednesday’s second leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal tie against NASL side FC Edmonton (10 pm ET, Sportsnet).
TORONTO – With three matches over the next nine days, Toronto FC couldn’t have been hit by the injury bug at a worse time.
Ryan Nelsen will likely be without as many as five regulars as TFC look to close out the Montreal Impact in their Amway Canadian Championship semifinal second leg at Stade Saputo on Wednesday (7:30 pm ET, Sportsnet/TVA Sports in Canada).
As the quartet of Amway Canadian Championship participants prepare for the second leg of the tournament’s semifinals this week, planning is already underway to include a fifth team next year with a vision for perhaps even more in the future.
VANCOUVER, B.C. — Vancouver Whitecaps Designated Player Kenny Miller returned to training on Friday after a break in the United Kingdom to be with his wife as she gave birth to the newest member of the Miller clan.