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The Official Montreal Impact™ Thread

Well since every forum seems to have one of these threads for the top teams in their leagues, I think its about time we started one here as well for the current A-League champions L’Impact de Montréal, even if it is sort of a Mickey Mouse league compared to the rest :\

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COMMODORE SIGNS FOR THREE YEARS

MONTREAL, March 30, 2005 – The Montreal Impact announced Wednesday the signing of striker Frederick Commodore as well as midfielders Lars Lyssand and Masahiro Fukasawa.

Commodore, the club’s second top scorer last season with eight goals and one assist, signed a three-year contract. Lyssand, a former Syracuse Salty Dog, signed for two years while Fukasawa joins the club for the 2005 season.

“Freddy was a key player last year, scoring important goals during the season and in the playoffs,” said Montreal Impact head-coach Nick DeSantis. “He brings another dimension to the offence with his efficiency.”

Commodore joined the Impact after being invited to the team’s training camp last year. He finished his first season in Montreal with 17 points in only 1076 minutes of play, and also added two more goals in the playoffs: a game-winner, September 10 in Syracuse and the insurance goal in the championship final against the Seattle Sounders, September 18.

LYSSAND AND FUKASAWA IN THE MIDFIELD

“Lyssand and Fukasawa are two important additions to our line-up,” added DeSantis. “Lyssand is versatile, a hard-working player with a physical game. Fukasawa is very strong technically. These two players will give us a lot of added depth in the midfield.”

A member of the Syracuse Salty Dogs for the past two seasons, Lars Lyssand was the player who played the most minutes with them during that period, with 2168 minutes in 2003 and 2610 minutes in 2004. Last year, he tallied six goals and three assists (15 points) and was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. A natural left-footed player, the 25-year old midfielder also participated in the US national team training camp last January.

“It is an honour for me to join the Impact, the 2004 champions”, said Lyssand. “Since my first game in the league, I’ve heard very positive things about my new team. And having played against them, I know there are very good players in this team. I’m anxious to make my debut here.”

Masahiro Fukasawa is a native of Japan who comes to the Impact from the team’s open tryouts held in early March. A seasoned professional, he played the last eight years in the Japan Professional Soccer Association (J-League). From 1996 to 2000, he was part of the Yokohama Marinos before joining the Albirex Niigata FC Club from 2001 to 2004.

The Impact’s official training camp kicks off April 1 at the Catalogna Soccerplexe.

Montreal will defend its First Division United Soccer Leagues championship title with a double-header in Puerto Rico, against the Islanders, April 29 and May 1. The Impact will play the 12th home opener of its history at Claude-Robillard Stadium May 29, in a showdown against the Rochester Raging Rhinos.

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MONTREAL, March 30, 2005 – The Montreal Impact announced Wednesday that Réno-Dépôt joined the team as a major partner.
“A team’s success depends largely on the quality of its players, its fan base but also on the corporate support it receives,” said Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo. “I would like to thank Réno-Dépôt for their support and vision. It is with great pride that we welcome them on board as a major partner.”

“Réno-Dépôt’s partnership with the Impact is especially exciting because it combines practicality with fun. It’s sure to be a success all the way down the line in terms of earning visibility for Réno-Dépôt and enhancing the pride of our employees across Quebec,” explained David Giguère, vice-president of Business Development Strategy for RONA and executive in charge of the Réno-Dépôt banner.

Réno-Dépôt will have its company logo on the team socks, a first in Impact history. The company will also be associated with the Impact soccer schools, which will take place this summer at the Catalogna Soccerplexe and at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex, under the supervision of Impact players Darko Kolic and Patrick Leduc.

…AND LAUNCH OF 2005 SEASON TICKET CAMPAIGN
The Montreal Impact also launched its 2005 season ticket campaign under the theme “Champions in action”. For the fourth consecutive year, the club did not increase the prices of individual tickets.

“Even after a championship, our commitment to our fans remains the same: to offer high-level soccer at an affordable price,” said Impact president Joey Saputo. That is why once again, we did not touch our ticket prices.”

However, to better serve its fans, the Impact now offers five season ticket packages: four in the reserved section and a youth pass in general admission for children under the age of 18, at the advantageous price of $20.

New this season, the central area of the grand stand is now divided into three categories: President’s Club ($750), Prestige ($400) and Gold ($200). One month before the beginning of the season, the President’s Club and Prestige sections were already sold-out. The club also offers a five games mini-season package in reserved seating for $85.

With an average crowd of 9,279 fans per game in 2004, a new team record and an all-time record of 13,648 spectators at the championship final, the club also announced that 1,000 extra seats behind the net, on the south side of the field, will remain in place all season long. This increases the stadium’s capacity to 9,500 seats.

For further information on our season tickets or group prices, call 514-328-FOOT (3668) or visit the www.impactmontreal.com.

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MONTREAL, April 1st, 2005 – On the opening day of its training camp, the Montreal Impact announced that forward Sita-Taty Matondo was back with the team.

The 20-year old player, who left Montreal at the end of the 2003 season for club Landskrona in Sweden, has come to terms with Montreal for the 2005 season, pending international clearance. In 2003 with the Impact, Matondo scored four goals in 696 minutes of play.

Impact defenders Jason Di Tullio and Abraham François also signed three-year deals, while goalkeeper Andrew Olivieri signed for the 2005 season.

“We are pleased to have these four players back with us,”said Impact head coach Nick DeSantis. “These four local players have great potential and they bring a lot of depth to our roster.”

Just like Matondo, Di Tullio is part of the new up and coming generation of Impact players. After playing nine games as a starter last season with the Impact, the 21-year-old DiTullio tore his ligaments in his right knee during a game in Calgary, June 13, and missed the rest of the season.

For his part, defender Abraham François sat out the entire season after suffering a similar knee injury in a pre-season game against McGill University. In 2003, the 27-year-old defender was the top scorer on the Montreal back line, with two goals and one assist.

Andrew Olivieri was back-up goalkeeper to Greg Sutton throughout the 2004 season and finished the year with three wins, all by shutout, and a loss, in 278 minutes of play. He played his first career game with the Impact on July 16, 2004, against the Syracuse Salty Dogs, when Sutton was ejected from the game at the 82nd minute of play.

In other player movements, the Impact also confirmed that forward Chris Lemire’s contract had not been renewed. Defender André Hainault is currently on trial in England with First Division club Crystal Palace FC, while Chris Williams is in Switzerland for a tryout.

PRE-SEASON GAMES
The Montreal Impact will play three pre-season games during training camp. The first game will be played on April 9, at 7 pm at the Catalogna Soccerplexe in Lachine, against the Lac St-Louis Lakers of the Quebec Elite Soccer League (LSEQ). Former Impact player John Limniatis is the Lac St-Louis Regional Soccer Association’s technical director.

The Impact will then face the McGill University Redmen on Wednesday, April 13, at 10 am, also at the Catalogna Soccerplexe.

The last pre-season game will take place in Trois-Rivières, April 17, at 2 pm, when the Impact will take on the senior Trois-Rivières Select, another LSEQ team.

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Here's some info on the Impact for those who do not know about the club:



Foundation : October 22, 1992
Status : professional
Colours : blue, white and black
Website : http://www.impactmontreal.com
Stadium : Claude Robillard
Capacity : 9300 (all seats)

Stats*

Seasons : 11 (1993-1998, 2000-2004)
First official match : May 14, 1993 (at Los Angeles Salsa)
First match : April 22, 1993 (at Ponte Boggianese)
First match at home : May 21, 1993 (against Tampa Bay Rowdies)
Best ranking : champion (1994, 2004)
Titles : 2 (1994, 2004)
Voyageurs Cups : 3 (2002, 2003, 2004)
Best attendance : 13.648 spectators (September 18, 2004 - against Seattle)

Most goals scored : 58 (in 1997, 28 matches)
Less goals against : 15 (in 2004, 28 matches)
Strongest win (h) : 6-0 (in 1997 against Worcester)
Strongest win (a) : 0-6 (in 1998 at Toronto, match played at Ottawa)
Strongest loss (h) : 1-4 (in 2002 against Cincinnati), 0-3 (in 2000 against Seattle)
Strongest loss (a) : 6-0 (in 1998 at Rochester)



Filled stands, you wont see this very often in the A league.



Supporter picture.



The pitch invasion after we won the title.

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With the support we give our club, we should be in the MLS (maybe not with the same players), I think it's quite obvious that Montreal is more football mad than Salt Lake City or Dallas, Texas.

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Impact matches in Toronto against the Lynx on May 15 at 4 pm and July 22 at 7 pm will be shown live in the Toronto area on Rogers Cable.
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Jamal it depends whos playing. If it was my AEK hell yes (but they arent going). I will have to wait and see if its two teams i want to watch and if they hopefully wont play reserve teams like Man U and Bayern (sic)...

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LAC ST-LOUIS LAKERS: 1


The Montreal Impact won its first pre-season game of the 2005 training camp, winning 3-1 against the Lac St-Louis Lakers, Saturday, at the Catalogna Soccerplexe in Lachine.

SUMMARY
-For this first game, Montreal Impact head coach Nick DeSantis used almost all players except Gabriel Gervais, David Fronimadis, Adrian Cann and Wyn Belotte.
-The Impact led 1-0 at halftime.

GOALS
-Eduardo Sebrango (29th), Antonio Ribeiro (55th) and Mauricio Vincello (61st) scored the Impact goals.
-Ammar Badawieh (84th) scored the Lakers goal on a penalty shot.
-Goalkeepers Greg Sutton and Andrew Olivieri each played a half in the match.

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-Former Impact player John Limniatis is the technical director of the Lac St-Louis Regional Soccer Association.
-It was the Montreal Impact’s first exhibition game since the opening of training camp April 1.
-Twenty-one players are under contract with the Montreal Impact for the 2005 season.
-The Impact will play two more pre-season games: April 13 against the McGill Redmen and April 17 in Trois-Rivières against the Select.
-Two free agents that played with the Impact last year, goalkeeper Gerry Argento and defender Adrian Cann, and five invited players, forwards Matt Budreski, Wyn Belotte and Nicolas Lesage, midfielder Alpha Bah and defender Aziz Ahmamad, are still trying to get a spot with the team.
-Impact midfielder Zé Roberto is not at training camp since he is currently playing indoor with the Philadelphia Kixx. Forward Joel Bailey, who is currently in negotiation with the Impact, is with the Baltimore Blast.
-Defender Jason Di Tullio was not part of the line-up since he is still recovering from an injury to his right knee.

COMMENTS
Montreal Impact head coach Nick De Santis: “I am pleased with the game we played tonight. We had some difficulties finishing our work in front of the net, but we had good opportunities so it's positive. But it's frustrating to give a goal at the end of the game due to a lack of concentration.”

NEXT GAME
Wednesday, April 13 vs. McGill Redmen, at 10 a.m., at the Catalogna Soccerplexe.

2005 SEASON
The Impact will kick off its 2005 season and defend its First Division United Soccer Leagues championship title with a double-header in Puerto Rico, against the Islanders, April 29 and May 1.
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heh its good to see the lakers score a goal ;\

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Today we have a game set up against the McGill Red Men. Its kind of sad if you think about it that a "pro" team is doing its pre season training against AAA clubs and Universety teams. Ah well thats the A-League for ya

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MONTREAL - April 12, 2005 - The Montreal Impact will play the McGill Redmen, Wednesday (10:00am) a the Catalogna Soccerplexe, in the team's second exhibition game of the pre-season.
The Impact won their first exhibition match 3-1 against the Lac St-Louis Lakers senior AAA, last Saturday, at the Catalogna Soccerplexe in Lachine on goals by Eduardo Sebrango (29th), Antonio Ribeiro (55th) and Mauricio Vincello (61st).

Goalkeepers Greg Sutton and Andrew Olivieri played a half each.

The Impact’s third and last pre-season game will be held in

Trois-Rivières on Sunday, against the Select AAA, at 2 pm. The Impact will kick off its 2005 season and defend its First Division United Soccer Leagues championship title with a double-header in Puerto Rico, against the Islanders, April 29 and May 1.

PLAYER NOTES:
>Twenty-one players are under contract with the Montreal Impact for the 2005 season.
>Two free agents that played with the Impact last year, goalkeeper Gerry Argento and defender Adrian Cann, are still trying to earn a spot with the team.
>Forwards Matt Palleschi and Nicolas Lesage, midfielder Alpha Bah and defender Aziz Ahmamad, are also trying to get make the team.
>Since the beginning of the training camp midfielders Nino Sansone and Julian Appiah, and forward Wyn Belotte were cut.
>Impact midfielder Zé Roberto is not at training camp since he is currently playing indoor with the Philadelphia Kixx. Forward Joel Bailey, who is currently in negotiation with the Impact, is with the Baltimore Blast.
>Defender Jason Di Tullio will not be part of the lineup since he is still recovering from an injury to his right knee.

COMMENTS:
Montreal Impact head coach Nick De Santis: “I hope we are going to play a better game than we played last Saturday, especially in our finishing in front of the net. We have to use our offensive training to make progress during camp. A good rivalry tomorrow will help us perform better.”

LAST GAME:
Nick DeSantis used all his players except defenders Gabriel Gervais, David Fronimadis and Adrian Cann.

NEXT GAME:
Sunday, April 17 vs Trois-Rivières Sélect, at 2 pm, at the Trois-Rivières Cegep Stadium.
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i cant wait till they built a new big stadium around downtown area ...gonna get lots of fans maybe even a shot in MLS where the city also can get an NFL team ...



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i cant wait till they built a new big stadium around downtown area ...gonna get lots of fans maybe even a shot in MLS where the city also can get an NFL team ...



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Course not, that's Rachel Bilson from the O.C.
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Season opener, April 29:

Puerto Rico 1-1 IMPACT
Impact goal: Mauricio Vincello in 4th minute.
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Kevin Wilson scored in the 55th and 71st minutes and Antonio Ribeiro in the 90th as the Montreal Impact blanked the Puerto Rico Islanders 3-0 in USL soccer Sunday.

"We put on a good show," said Wilson. "We capitalized on their mistakes and we're very happy to get the win."

Montreal, picking up its first win of the new season, had a 17-9 advantage in shots on goal in front of 4,652 spectators.

Source: Canadian Press

Next game: Saturday at Virginia Beach.
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This has already been mentioned but here we go anyway:

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THE IMPACT WILL PLAY IN A NEW STADIUM

MONTREAL, May 4, 2005 – The Montreal Impact will have a new home. The Saputo Stadium, a 13,500-seat stadium, will open its doors in the actual Technoparc and will be part of a larger sport complex designed specifically for soccer: the Complexe Place du Public.The news was confirmed at a press conference, Wednesday, by Montreal Impact president, Joey Saputo, the mayor of Montreal, Gérald Tremblay, the mayor of the Burrough of Sud-Ouest, Jacqueline Montpetit, and Mr. Lino Saputo.

“The Impact’s primary mission has always been to develop soccer in Quebec. But to continue to progress, we had to innovate for the future, ” said Montreal Impact president, Joey Saputo. “With a lack of fields on the territory, the need for high-level installations on the island of Montreal and a Claude-Robillard Stadium that was getting smaller and smaller, we had to find an innovative solution to accommodate the sport in order to ensure its development.”

Located north of the Bonaventure autoroute and south of the downtown area, the Complexe Place du Public will have an overall surface area of 1.6 million square feet and will be entirely financed by private funds to the cost of 15 million dollars. The Saputo family announced they will donate 7.5 million dollars in the project.

“I’m extremely proud of the Complexe Place du Public, declared Mr. Lino Saputo. “For my family and me this project is an ideal opportunity to give something back to the community that has supported us so outstandingly since the founding of our company in 1954. I’m already enjoying the prospect of soccer players, young ones as well as older ones, practicing their favourite sport in these high-level facilities.”

The new complex will have three soccer fields that will be available for regional soccer clubs and associations. The stadium, which could be expanded to 17,000 seats, could also host regional, provincial, national or international soccer competitions.

The Complexe Place du Public will be managed by a non-profit organization whose mission will be to promote the development of soccer by offering high-level installations to the citizens of the Greater Montreal region.

The Impact won the First Division United Soccer Leagues last season in front of a crowd of 13,648 spectators at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex. The Impact finished the 2004 season with an average of 9,279 fans per game, a team record which eclipsed the previous mark of 7,236 spectators per game set in 2003.
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This new stadium will most likely attract bigger crowds and it may even get us a shot at the MLS! Good stuff :thmbup:

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IMPACT PLAYS IN VIRGINIA BEACH SATURDAY

VIRGINIA BEACH, May 6, 2005 - The Montreal Impact (1-0-1 and 17-6-5 in 2004) will play its third game of the season, on Saturday, against the Virginia Beach Mariners (1-2-2 and 11-14-3 in 2004) at 7:30 pm (CJAD 800), at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

CONTEXT
> This is the third game of a six-game stretch on the road for the Impact. Montreal plays its home opener, Sunday, May 29th, against the Rochester Rhinos.

> In last week’s double-header in Puerto Rico, the Impact collected four points on a possibility of six.

> The Impact opened the 2005 season with a 1-1 tie last Friday night and a 3-0 shutout Sunday.

> In the team’s first win of the season, newcomer Kevin Wilson scored two goals while goalkeeper Greg Sutton tallied his first shutout of the season.

>After Saturday’s game, the Impact will travel to Richmond to take on the Kickers Sunday (6:00 pm, CJAD).

COMMENTS
> Impact head coach Nick De Santis: “It will be the first of two match-ups this season against the Mariners and it will be important to play well. We want a positive result but we know it will be harder than in Puerto Rico because we will face a more experienced team. If we want to win, we will have to continue our hard work. It is an important weekend because we will play two games in less than 24 hours. Fortunately, the team has enough depth which will allow us to make some changes in the lineup for Sunday’s game. We will play on two large fields so we will have to be disciplined on defense.”

> Captain Mauro Biello: “We will try to improve our record against the Mariners on Saturday. In the past, we had some difficulties against them and we will try not to repeat the same errors. We’ll have to move the ball well, just like we did last Sunday against the Islanders. We want more wins to establish ourselves in the standings.”

AGAINST THE MARINERS
> The Impact has a lifetime record of 3-2-3 against the Virginia Beach Mariners, formerly known as the Hampton Roads Mariners.

> In 2004, the Impact earned only one point in two games against the Mariners.

> After losing to Richmond and Atlanta, the Mariners stretched their unbeaten streak to three games (Richmond 1-0, Charleston 1-1, Toronto 1-1)

PLAYER NOTES
> Of the 23 players under contract for the 2005 season, 18 made the trip, notably midfielder Zé Roberto who is back with the team. The club requested his return from the Philadelphia Kixx indoor team earlier this week. Roberto missed the two first games of the season.

> Defenders Abraham François, David Fronimadis, Jason Di Tullio, and forwards Sita-Taty Matondo and Nicolas Lesage were not part of the trip.

> Defender Nevio Pizzolitto will not be available for Saturday’s game because of a one-game suspension, following a low blow on Islanders defender Marco Vélez in last Sunday’s game.

> Defender Mauricio Vincello and forward Kevin Wilson were chosen on the USL First Division Team of the Week, the first of the 2005 season.
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Well we just beat the Mariners 1-0. This post will be updated with the match report once it’s available.

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5/7/2005

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (CP) - Eduardo Sebrango's goal in the 54th minute propelled the Montreal Impact to a 1-0 win over the Virginia Beach Mariners in United Soccer Leagues action Saturday.

Sebrango scored the game-winner on a header, taking a centring pass from midfielder Patrick Leduc and redirecting it in the upper left corner of the net, past Mariners goalkeeper Matt Nelson.

''It was a perfect ball coming from Leduc,'' said Sebrango. ''I ran into it and deflected the ball well.''

Beforehand, the Impact's best scoring opportunity came in the 24th minute when team captain Mauro Biello rattled a ball off the left post from 20 yards out.

Montreal nearly doubled its lead in the 62nd minute, when Impact defender Gabriel Gervais pounced on a loose ball in the 18-yard box but his shot was blocked on the line by Mariners midfielder Jeff Bilyk.

Goalkeeper Greg Sutton earned his second shutout in three games for Montreal (2-0-1), preserving the victory with a diving save on Virginia Beach forward Daniel Castellanos in the 75th minute.
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We play Richmond today. Here’s some more information from the game.

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MTL: Eduardo Sebrango (Leduc) 54

COMMENTS
Head coach Nick De Santis: "It is an excellent win for us. We played the game we wanted to play. They tried to counterattack in the first half but we closed the game down defensively. We were very disciplined on our backline and it allowed us to get the shutout."

Goalkeeper Greg Sutton: "Emotions were running high tonight. It’s a well-deserved victory because we had not win here for a long time. We were expecting a good opposition and we defended well. Now we’ll try to win tomorrow's game to complete a successful weekend.

Eduardo Sebrango: "It was a perfect ball coming from Leduc. I ran into it and deflected the ball well. We played another good game by moving the ball well. It was a team effort."

IMPACT LINE-UP
Greg Sutton, Mauricio Vincello, Gabriel Gervais, Adam Braz, Lars Lyssand, Mesut Mert (Zé Roberto 71), Patrick Leduc, Sandro Grande, Mauro Biello (Antonio Ribeiro 72), Eduardo Sebrango, Kevin Wilson (Masahiro Fukasawa 76)

MARINERS LINE-UP
Matt Nelson, Steve Danbusky, Joe Morelli, Russ Hutchinson, Tim O'Neill (Carlos Garcia 79), Jeff Bylik, Darren Caskey, Jose Gomez (Teafore Bennett 58) Steve Shak, Hamisi Amani-Done (Jakob Fenger 53) David Castellanos

SHOTS: MTL 12 VB 4
SAVES: MTL 1 VB 2
FOULS: MTL 15 VB 19
OFFSIDES: MTL 0 VB 0
CORNERS: MTL 6 VB 5

CAUTIONS
VB : David Castellanos 31
MTL : Patrick Leduc 40
MTL: Adam Braz 68

REFEREES
Elias Bazakos, Chip Boatwright, Shaun Papperman, Susan Walton

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