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Postby bellis555 » 17 Jul 2017, 02:55

Another disappointing loss on the road for Montreal, a last-minute heartbreaker in Philadelphia for Toronto, and an edge-of-your-seat thriller for Vancouver highlighted week 32 of Major League Soccer action for Canadas three teams. Pete Rose Jersey . There was a time not long ago where the Montreal Impact looked like Supporters Shield contenders - they were leading the Eastern Conference with games in hand and looked to be coasting towards the MLS playoffs. Now, with just four regular season games to play, the wheels have come off for the Impact. They have been overtaken in the Eastern Conference standings and currently sit in fourth place - just three points above the Chicago Fire and one point above the Philadelphia Union. Granted, the Impact have a game in hand on both of those teams, but that game is a midweek fixture in Los Angeles against the two-time defending champion Galaxy, so it is hardly an easy three points. If the Impact are going to make the playoffs in just their second season in MLS, theyll need to do it on home soil. Aside from the trip to LA on October 16, the Impacts remaining games include two at home - next weekend against the New England Revolution and October 19 against the Philadelphia Union - followed by their final league game of the regular season, away to Toronto FC on October 26. They do not want to be in a situation where they need points from the final game of the season in order to make the playoffs, because there is nothing that Toronto would like better than to play spoiler against the Impact. Torontos season has been one filled with disappointment: More upheaval in the front office, more turnover on the roster, more losses piling up and, for the seventh consecutive season, no playoffs for the supporters. Saturdays loss in Philadelphia perfectly summed up TFCs woeful season. They played very well for large stretches of the game with Bright Dike proving to be a real handful up front, the midfield snapping at Philadelphias heels and the back four looking very composed. Although the game was deadlocked at 0-0, when Fabinho was sent off for Philadelphia in the second half, the advantage swung in Torontos favour. They had numerous opportunities to put the game out of reach, but a combination of poor decision-making and poor finishing saw TFC fail to find the back of the net, which set the game up for a dramatic finish. And what a finish it was. Kleberson curled a delicious free kick into the top corner of Joe Bendiks goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time to send the fans at PPL Park in Chester, PA delirious. The Union desperately needed the three points to keep the pressure on Montreal and the goal from Kleberson was a thing of beauty. For Toronto FC fans, all they have left to look forward to is the end of the season comings and goings. While the management team is promising to make a splash by signing two high-priced designated players, TFC fans will know better than to hold their breath. In Vancouver, the Whitecaps playoff hopes are hanging by the thinnest of threads after a 2-2 draw at BC Place with the Portland Timbers. Camilo scored both goals for Vancouver - the second has to be a leading contender for goal of the year in MLS, a stunning side scissor-kick to draw Vancouver level - but the Whitecaps must feel like theyve missed their last chance to drag themselves into the playoff picture. Vancouver sits six points adrift of fifth-place Colorado and their remaining fixture list doesnt make for pretty reading. The Whitecaps travel to Seattle to take on the Sounders on Wednesday (TSN2 10pm et/7pm pt), followed by away and home games with Colorado to end the season. Failure to pick up maximum points from all three games will likely mean the end of Vancouvers season. Ken Griffey Reds Jersey . Johnson shared an update after his surgery Tuesday on Twitter. He also wrote, "now lets get on the grind." The running back told The Tennessean he was having surgery in Pensacola, Fla. Jay Bruce Reds Jersey . - John Elways philosophy is to address immediate needs in free agency, even though some of his own veterans may prove too pricey to keep around. http://www.redsapparelsshop.com/devin-mesoraco-jersey-c-22/ . According to a report from ESPN, Lynch wants a new contract from the Seahawks, and will likely skip all off-season workouts until he can renegotiate his deal with the Seahawks.CALGARY - Kaillie Humphries is preparing for a historic and hectic day in her bobsled career.Because of a quirk in the schedule, the Canadian pilot will race her signature two-woman event and about an hour later make her World Cup debut as a four-man pilot Saturday.Humphries and Elana Meyers Taylor of the U.S. will be the first females to pilot four-man bobsleds in a World Cup. Both will do double-driving duty in the mens and womens races at Calgarys Canada Olympic Park.When it rains, it pours, you know the old saying, Humphries said Monday in COPs Ice House. Its going to be a very intense day.I havent ever had to be in this situation before. Im not able to draw from experience. No one has been in this situation, coaching staff, nobody. Its going to be trial and error. Were going to face it the best way we know how.Humphries has logged four runs at Olympic Games and world championships, but theyre spread over two days. On Saturday, the second heat of the womens race starts at 12:30 followed by the first heat of four-man at 2 p.m. local time.So Humphries, the two-time Olympic gold medallist, and Meyers Taylor will have little time to mentally switch gears between the womens and mens races.Ive never had to do four all-out runs in one day, let alone with limited time in between, Humphries said. Its new for everybody, not just for Elana and I, but for the rest of the world to be in this position.Its not set up perfectly, but nothing ever is. You learn to adapt and overcome and this is going to be one of those situations.The World Cup event kicks off Friday, with mens and womens skeleton and mens two-man bobsled.Humphries asked the worlds governing body of the sport in May to allow her to pilot a mens sled. With just six weeks until the start of the 2014-15 racing season, the FIBT gave her the green light by declaring four-man bobsled gender neutral.That allows for mixed teams and all-female teams to compete against mens four-man sleds. Humphries and Meyers Taylor, who finished second to Humphries at this years Winter Olympics, will pilot crews with male brakemen and pushers. Humphries and Meyers Taylor logged five races on three different tracks on the developmental North American and European Cup circuits to earn their World Cup qualification.Neither woman raced four-man at the season-opening World Cup last week in Lake Placid, N.Y. They instead chose to coompete in two-woman only and postpone their four-man debuts until Calgary. Drew Storen Jersey. Meyers Taylor won gold in the womens race in Lake Placid. Humphries and brakewoman Melissa Lotholz of Barrhead, Alta., were fifth.So there is a competition-within-a-competition for Humphries and Meyers Taylor. Both want to prove themselves against the men and beat each other in their new event while they continue to battle for gold in womens races.We call it the battle royale between her and I, Humphries said.Definitely have some catching up to do in two-man. Im not in panic-mode by any means. Ive got to be able to shift my focus back and forth and sometimes its not going to go exactly like I planned.Her crewmen Dan Dale of Grande Prairie, Alta., Calgarys D.J. McLelland and Joey Nemet of Hamilton will all make their World Cup debuts Saturday.I have a lot of, you know, momma-ing to do to prepare my guys, Humphries said. Weve got a lot of learning, a lot of preparation.We are facing the worlds best teams out there and the other brakemen on the other crews, the other sides guys are fairly big and large and can be intimidating.Humphries and her crew finished fourth and second in a pair of North American Cup races in November in Calgary. They were 17th in a European Cup race Dec. 7 in La Plagne, France.I can feel going down the track the strides shes making as a pilot in four-man, Dale said. We want to give Kaillie the best push possible. Anything we can do to make her weekend easier were here to do it.Humphries is grateful the compressed race day will be on her familiar home track. She believes she wont have to race both events on a single day elsewhere this World Cup season.Its definitely easier than it would have been on the majority of tracks around the world and Im lucky that its here, she said.Humphries and brakeman Heather Moyse of Summerside, P.E.I., defended their Olympic title in Sochi, Russia, in February after claiming gold four years ago in Whistler, B.C. The two women were Canadas flag-bearers at the closing ceremonies in Sochi.Humphries will attempt a three-peat in Pyeongchang, South Korea, in 2018. The 29-year-old has won 11 of her 16 career World Cup races as well as a pair of womens world championships.Womens bobsled was introduced as an Olympic sport in 2002 as a two-person event, while the men continued to race two-man and four-man sleds. 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