Offseason makeovers transform semifinalists

October 1, 2008
By Jeff DiVeronica, Special to ESPNsoccernet
Mauro Biello joined the Montreal Impact when the club was an expansion team in 1993. He was only 20 years old then, a kid. Sixteen seasons and 300-plus matches later, he has literally grown up with the team.

So he knows a little bit about what soccer fans in his hometown expect.

"You can play pretty soccer, but if you don't get the W, [fans] aren't happy," the 36-year-old midfielder says. "There's pressure to win here and when you come home from a road trip at ...

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