NEW YORK — Buoyed by the success of Toronto FC, Major League Soccer is considering expanding its presence in Canada by placing a team in Montreal.
MLS commissioner Don Garber met with Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo and government officials on Wednesday about putting a team in Canada's second-largest market. The league already plans to expand to Vancouver in 2011.
The second-division Montreal Impact play their home matches in Saputo Stadium, a 13,034-seat venue that opened in May 2008. The stadium was designed so that capacity could easily be increased to meet MLS standards.