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The Canadian Teams in the MLS

The Canadian Teams in the MLS

While the Canadian Premier League (CPL) is the top domestic competition in Canada, the MLS is also special.

And the teams in MLS have made the Candian public proud undoubtedly.

With Toronto FC winning the domestic cup in 2017 and being a dominant force since then, the Canadian interest in the MLS has increased significantly. This has led to an increase in online gambling from fans wishing to feel part of the action with sites such as cancasinos casino being particularly popular.

Including Toronto FC, there are three Canadian teams in the MLS.

It all started with Toronto FC joining the fray in 2007. And as soon as they joined, an exclusivity arrangement was put into place.

This did not allow any other Canadian team to join the MLS for the next three years after which Montreal and Vancouver Whitecaps joined the party.

Vancouver Whitecaps

The problem that Vancouver Whitecaps seem to be struggling with is consistency.

They need to have a clear plan and a definite formation. Marc dos Santos has tried most formations you could think of but still needs stability.

What they can build on is the ever-reliable Cavallini. He is a reliable goalscorer who does not let his team down.

And if Vancouver want to improve and continue with a 4-4-2 formation, they need a better partner for him than he ageing Montero.

Toronto FC

Toronto FC are undoubtedly one of the more consistent teams in the MLS.

With the inspiring leadership of Michael Bradley, Toronto won the 2017 MLS Cup and have continued to impress since then. The expectation of which has fans hitting the machine à sous to try their luck!

They may not be in the best of form in recent games but a bright spot has been the form of Ayo Akinola.

The young forward has nine goals this season and seems to be a top-class forward in the making with signs of a call up to the USMNT around the corner.

Montreal Impact

With two wins in their last eight games, Montreal are not having the best of runs.

And Thierry Henry, as calm as he was on the pitch during his playing days, is finding it tough to control his emotions on the touchline.

When it comes to offensive quality, Montreal does not lack much strength. Bojan Krkic and Romell Quioto are great, leading the team going forward.

And when Victor Wanyama is fit, he gives the midfield a whole lot of surety and confidence.

The young Luis Binks is still learning but as a 19-year-old defender, has already made a lot of strides. Rod Fanni with his wealth of experience is a good partner to have for him.

All in all, to win games and preserve their leads after scoring goals, Montreal needs defensive solidity.

Conclusion

Toronto FC are doing much of the heavy lifting when it comes to Canadian teams in the MLS.

But with the attacking prowess of Montreal Impact and the unpredictability of the Vancouver Whitecaps, things are looking up for the future.

In the meantime, these clubs should do their bit in giving the national side new young players that can take the mantle of the Canadian National team forward and become the next Alphonso Davies.



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