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Reports on Sunday from RDS.ca stated that the Impact were on the verge of signing 33-year-old left back Siaka Tiene. When contacted by MLSsoccer.com, the club denied the report, stating that they’ve had no contact with the player. Tiene, an Ivory Coast international who boasts World Cup and African Cup of Nations experience, most recently played with Ligue 1 club Montpellier and has been out of contract since the summer.

MORE: Marquons L’Histoire, Impact’s CCL website, wins award

Tiene, who will turn 34 in February, has spent the majority of his career in France, playing for clubs like Paris Saint-Germain, Valenciennes and Saint-Étienne.

Refugees coming to the MTL southshore

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**This is an ongoing event from now until the end of the year, and beyond.**

La Maison Internationale de la Rive Sud and Mission Nouvelle Génération (both located near Provencher & Pelletier in Brossard) are teaming up. Among other things, they are in a position to receive donations of winter clothing for refugees coming into the Brossard area (for now).

What I like about both these organizations is that no donation will go to waste. If they receive more than they need, Mission Nouvelle Génération will pass it on to other families in the local area who are in need. (Let’s not forget these families as we care for the refugees coming in.) Or La Maison Internationale will pass it on to refugees in nearby refugee resettlement areas.

Both places are able to take your donations. Check their respective websites for hours of operation. (If possible, avoid Thursday drop-off at Mission Nouvelle Génération because that is a very busy day in the community for them.)

For adults and children:
-Winter coats and jackets
-Snowsuits
-Warm winter boots
-Hats, gloves, mittens, scarves
-Warm sweaters
-Long sleeve t-shirts/thermal undergarments
-Thermal socks (new or like new)
-Synthetic socks (cotton socks make your feet cold) (new)
-Blankets (like thermal fleece blankets)

All items should be clean and in good condition. Worn out winter clothing is not warm. 🙂

Other practical items which can be dropped off specifically at Mission Nouvelle Génération are:
-Toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, feminine hygiene products) *new, never opened.
-Reusable grocery bags, clean
-Diapers, formula
-New socks and underwear
-School supplies (crayons, coloured pencils, backpacks, pencils, pens, white erasers, writing books, pencil cases, scissors, glue sticks, calculators, rulers, math sets, USB keys, ear buds, 1 inch and 1.5 inch binders, Crayola type markers, lunch boxes…) *new
-Non-perishable food items in cans, bags, or boxes. (No glass jars)
-New Toys, colouring books, stickers…

For these other practical items which can be dropped off at Mission Nouvelle Génération, I’ve not received confirmation that any of these items will be used uniquely for refugees. Keep in mind this is a community help centre who’s food bank helps thousands of local families, many of whom were already refugees and immigrants even before the Syrian refugee crisis was on our radar. And many who are simply local families in need, whom we should not ignore either, especially as these local families may end up forgotten this year as the demand placed on our community for the needs of refugees diverts much of our attention that way.

Monetary donations are always a good idea, if you prefer to give that way. I know Mission Nouvelle Génération can emit tax deductible receipts for donations. If you’d like to know if MIRS also does this, I’m certain they’d be glad to answer that question for you.

You are all amazing for responding. And I’m excited for what we will accomplish together!

Mission Nouvelle Génération
Téléphone : 450 444-1033
1423 Provencher
Brossard (Québec) J4W-1Z3
info@missionnouvellegeneration.org
http://missionnouvellegeneration.org/en/

Maison Internationale de la Rive Sud
2152 boulevard Lapinière,
Bureau 220
Brossard, Québec
CANADA, J4W 1L9
Téléphone: (450) 445-8777
info@mirs.qc.ca
http://www.mirs.qc.ca/english

IMFC Foundation

À compter du 30 novembre, plus de 50 maillots de plusieurs joueurs de l’Impact de Montréal, de même que quelques ballons, seront mis à l’encan en ligne. Il s’agit d’items authentiques et autographiés !

Tous les profits seront versés à la Fondation Impact de Montréal pour aider les enfants défavorisés et leurs familles.

Avec le temps des Fêtes qui approche, procurez-vous votre maillot maintenant tout en supportant une cause qui nous est si chère.

Cliquer sur la photo plus bas et misez sur tous les maillots que vous désirez.

Nous vous remercions pour votre support.

Joyeuses Fêtes !

https://fondation.impactmontreal.com/

Click here to Bid! Clickez ici pour misez!

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Watch the MLSsoccer.com Pregame Show throughout Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs

November 29, 20159:41 AM EST

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The Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs are here, and MLSsoccer.com has the coverage to get you ready each and every matchday.

Tune in to the Audi 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs Pregame Show ahead of the playoff action on Sunday. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, Nov. 29, 4:30 pm ET: Preview of both of the Conference Championship Leg 2 matches, which kick off at 5 pm ET.

Host Russ Thaler will be on hand, alongside his usual cohort, former MLS and US youth national team coach Thomas Rongen providing analysis. Jennifer Williams will chime in from the Social Media Lounge. 

Joining them will be a very special guest, former NYCFC and Real Salt Lake head coach Jason Kreis.

Calen CarrRachel Bonnetta and Jillian Sakovits will provide reports from the field.

Streams for the Audi 2015 MLS Playoffs Pregame Show will be right on this page on MLSsoccer.com.

Foxsports.com | Sky Sports

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Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar all netted as Barcelona eased to a 4-0 win overReal Sociedad, keeping them in the driving seat at the top of the Primera Division.

The Catalans had a lot to live up to after thrashing arch rivals Real Madrid 4-0 at the Bernabeu last weekend and then blitzing Roma 6-1 on Tuesday. They did not disappoint, taking the lead midway through the first half through Neymar.

”It comes naturally for them. They look out for one another and aren’t happy unless all three score,” Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said. “”I hope the best from the team is still to come.”

To read the full article click here

Foxsports.com | Kyle McCarthy

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MLS Playoff

Consider the first leg of those conference finals as a scene setter. Columbus and Portland took significant steps toward MLS Cup with their performances on home soil. It is now down to New York Red Bulls and FC Dallas to summon their replies in the decisive return legs on Sunday.

Make no mistake: The road ahead is a difficult one for the Red Bulls and FC Dallas. MLS teams generally do not recover from multiple-goal deficits from the first leg. No side has accomplished the feat since the league transitioned to two-legged conference finals three years ago.

MLS CUP HOSTING PRIORITY
The finalist with the best regular season record hosts MLS Cup next Sunday (4:00p.m. ET).
1.New York Red Bulls
2.FC Dallas
3.Columbus Crew SC

History does not dictate the outcomes on Sunday, though. FC Dallas boasts a fine home record and penchant for blowing teams out in Frisco. New York revels in the opportunity to place teams under pressure and unsettle them at Red Bull Arena. Both teams possess the tools to overturn their deficits and seal a place in MLS Cup.

Click here to read the full article

By Newyorkredbulls.com

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HARRISON, N.J. (November 24, 2015) – Fans attending Sunday’s sold-out Eastern Conference Championship are asked to arrive early with increased security measures in place in and around Red Bull Arena. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. between the visiting Columbus Crew and the host New York Red Bulls.
 
All gates will open two hours prior to kickoff. Fans will have a longer than usual wait to get into Red Bull Arena with the added security measures in place.
 
Please note a new bag policy is also in effect starting Sunday at Red Bull Arena. In addition, all fans will be subject to search including wanding, pat downs and checks of any small bags that meet the permitted size requirements.

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By Lizzy | #25000tuques

Are you wondering why suddenly some of our foot news are becoming awareness messages for the upcoming Syrians refugees?

Very simple explanation: football/soccer, whatever name you wish to call it, has always been there to support causes and movements. Here’s some pictures of the tifos created in Europe a couple of months ago showing support to the Refugees (Refugees are welcome here).

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We are not only promoting awareness, but we are also donating clothes, tuques, money and also offering our services to help in whichever ways we can.

Today I wanna tell you about this really cool idea that I found on Twitter; thanks to @i_goyette and her hashtag #25000tuques.
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It’s called 25000 tuques, because they wish to make 25k tuques for the syrians refugees. The winter is here and if you are cold, there’s big chances they will be too. Giving them a tuque with a welcome message attached to it, is kind of like showing them a warm welcome. Isn’t it?

Also to know that in average a tuque takes about 2 hours to make, its truly amazing that every minute spent making it, it’s possibly spent thinking of the human being that will wear it.

I have 3 kids and each time one of them was born, the hospital provided a small tuque for each of them. It was to keep them warm. I kept them all as a souvenir, because they were handmade by elderly people. So that meant a lot. It was the hospital’s ways to say welcome to my little babies.  The same philosophy can be used for welcoming the Syrian refugees. How awesome can it be that even in 20 years some of them will have kept it as a symbol of a warm welcome?

Personally when I hear the word refugee, what I truly hear is: “I’m a human being and I need your help!”

I was a refugee (26 years ago, we left a civil war). My parents left with my brother, my sister and myself. I was only 7 and when we arrived here.  After so much struggle, we found kind people. People that wanted to help us and make us feel “welcomed!”. That’s why this movement is going straight to my heart.

I’m a firm believer that together we can make a difference and that united we are stronger. This great initiative that i’m telling you about was started by the amazing Danielle Letourneau. As we say in french: “de fil en aiguille son projet est devenu réalité.”

You will also find the link at the bottom to add yourself to the movement.

By Lizzy | gofootyourself.com

What’s next was all taken from their website or Facebook page.

The idea is all over the news
Click here to read the CBC article

Message found on their website

Click here to visit their website
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25 000 Tuques is about creating a tuque for distribution to the refugees with a small, personalized welcome message slipped inside by the « knitter ».

Yes, it’s pretty symbolic and it’s based on when we put a tuque on a new born baby, but it’s also because we want a better fabric for our society, one that is tightly knitted together… No, it does not exempt you from taking other actions. It’s our very own small way of welcoming them and make a direct and humane connection.

Knitting helps; it helps us feel a bit less powerless and it helps keep someone warm. Our knitting, our time, our attention are concrete gestures that trumps all petitions.

It’s humble, but it gives us the time to talk, to think and to love a bit better.

It takes two hours to knit a simple tuques with average size knitting needles. Two hours spread appart between whenever you have the time: in the metro, in the house… At that rhythm we will not flood Quebec with tuques: it takes two hours to help welcome someone. The way I see it, and I don’t know what you think of it, it’s already so much better than doing nothing.

Here are some print screens of their Facebook page, showing you how it all started!
(Their FB page has around 9k likes)

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click here to like their FB page

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The Montreal Impact won a 2015 Boomerang grand prize on Thursday, for their “Marquons L’Histoire” (Let’s Make History) website.

The award, in the website or application – event category, gives recognition to the website, which hyped up and celebrated the Impact’s run to the 2014-15 CONCACAF Champions League final in the spring. A multimedia experience that used comic book elements to build the anticipation, it is impressive to view, and was created in collaboration with Deux Huit Huit web and design agency. Illustrator Jimmy Vong also won a grand prize artisan award for his work on the website.

“We are proud to have put in place a very successful website that became much more than a simple page. The site quickly became a slogan for our Champions League run, being adopted by the supporters, the team and the media,” said Montreal Impact Director of Communications Patrick Vallée in an article on the Impact website. “I particularly want to acknowledge the work done by my team, including co-author David Fuenzalida, as well as the collaboration of Deux Huit Huit, with Caroline Couture and Alex Leduc, who swiftly understood where we wanted to go with this project, while delivering a website in record time, but also for making us discover an outstanding illustrator.”

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If you haven’t had a chance to check out the website, do it. You won’t be disappointed.