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HOW TO WATCH & GAME THREAD: New York City vs Montréal Impact

New York City looks to snap a six-game winless streak and get their first home victory of the season.

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New York City FC vs Montréal Impact
Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 | Kick-off: 7:00 p.m. ET | Location: Yankee Stadium
Television: FOX Sports Go / YES Network | Online: MLS Live
English Radio: | Spanish Radio: 97.2FM Qué Buena |
**Match is tape-delayed on YES**

As a kid, I was fascinated by the French and Indian War. Most people don't remember this war, but it effectively set the table for the American Revolution. This war was the culmination of a century of war between France and Great Britain for control of North America. By winning, Great Britain seized Quebec (then called Nouvelle France) and unquestioned dominion over North America (the Spanish held the Louisiana Territory at the time, but did nothing with it).

Contrary to what you may think, Montréal wasn't the chief city of Quebec at the time. That was Quebec City. Nowadays, though, that has changed. It's now the second largest city in Canada, and unquestionably the seat of French culture in Canada. It's also the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris. Home to the 1976 Summer Olympics, Montréal is also a world cultural center. It hosts the Montréal International Jazz Festival every year.

It's home to tonight's opponents, the Montréal Impact. Officially, the name of the team is Impact du Montréal, French being the official language of Quebec. Founded in 1992, the Impact have a long history in North American soccer. They've been a consistently successful team, whether in the APSL/A-League, the USL, or the NASL. They won the APSL title in 1994, the USL title in 2004 and 2009, and were the USL regular season champions in 1995, 1996, 1997, 2005, and 2006. They also won the Canadian Championship seven straight years between 2002 and 2008.

Since joining MLS, success has been a bit harder to come by, but under head coach Mauro Biello - whose number has been retired by the team - they not only made the playoffs last season, but gave eventual MLS runners-up Columbus Crew everything they could handle and then some in a gripping conference semifinal clash.


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