• The Canadian Press

    Wilfried Nancy leaves CF Montreal to take over as head coach of the Columbus Crew

    MONTREAL — Following the best season in club history, many expected an exodus of CF Montreal’s most promising players. Now the Major League Soccer club will need to rebuild its coaching staff as well. Wilfried Nancy, a finalist for MLS coach of the year, has left CF Montreal to take over the Columbus Crew. Montreal says the team reached a financial agreement with Columbus that will allow Nancy, who was still under contract with Montreal through the 2023 season, to join the Crew. Terms of the agr

  • The Canadian Press

    Nancy hired as coach of MLS's Columbus, leaves Montreal

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Wilfried Nancy was hired Tuesday to coach Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew, replacing Caleb Porter. Nancy was born in France and spent the last two seasons as coach of CF Montreal, which agreed to release Nancy and some of his assistants in exchange for compensation. Montreal had a team-best 20 wins, nine losses and five draws last season, finishing second in the Eastern Conference. Porter was fired in October, one day after Columbus failed to make the playoffs. Porter h

  • The Associated Press

    LA Galaxy president suspended, team fined for hidden pay

    NEW YORK (AP) LA Galaxy President Chris Klein was suspended and the team fined $1 million by Major League Soccer on Friday for undisclosed payments involving Argentine winger Cristian Pavon in 2019. MLS stripped the team of $1 million in future general allocation money and said the Galaxy will not be allowed to acquire players coming to MLS internationally during next summer's transfer window. MLS also said former general manager Dennis te Kloese must submit an application to the league office if he wants to be hired by any MLS team.

  • The Associated Press

    Seattle Sounders promote Craig Waibel to general manager

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Sounders have promoted Craig Waibel to general manager and chief soccer officer, the team announced Wednesday. Waibel steps into the role that was held by Garth Lagerwey before he left last week to take over as the president and CEO of Atlanta United. Waibel has been with the Sounders since 2021 as the vice president of soccer operations and sporting director.