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Discussion in 'Montreal Impact' started by msilverstein47, Mar 21, 2011.
And your point is?? Is he getting ready to rob a liquor store?
egads...back to Olympic Stadium next year???
http://www.montrealgazette.com/sports/Saputo Stadium expansion delayed/5117100/story.html
For 3-4 games..
Which current Impact players could make the MLS version of the squad?
Most likely, none. How many did Vancouver, Seattle & Portland retain? Two at most?
close to 10.
Actually Seattle brought 4 and only 1 of those played significant minutes..
I count six: Taylor Graham, Sebastien Le Toux, Roger Levesque, Sanna Nyassi, Ben Dragavon, and Chris Eylander. But you're right, almost none of those players got significant playing time.
More recently, Vancouver brought up 13 and Portland 9.
Nyassi was signed by the MLS Sounders and loaned to the USL Sounders and Ben Dragavon was a MLS pool GK, not with the Sounders. He ended up getting some playing time when Keller got ejected from the KC game and Eylander was out injured.
From Du Nord:
"Reports say Jesse Marsch is going to be the new head coach of the Montreal Impact. Don't know yet when he would take over, now, or after current season."
Dueling announcements! CBC is saying that Colorado's technical director is the HC.
Gerba and Westlake, i hope.
[MLS] As a player, his gritty approach to the game didn’t win many style points, but Jesse Marsch’s effort and spirit were never questioned.
Named Wednesday as new head coach of the Montreal Impact, which joins MLS next season, Marsch moves on from a one and a half-year stint as assistant coach of the U.S. national team under Bob Bradley, for whom he played during Bradley’s coaching stints at D.C. United (as an assistant), Chicago and Chivas USA (both as head coach).
Club president Joey Saputo said, “Jesse Marsch is a hard-working coach, who will bring passion and energy to our club. He has the knowledge and experience having worked at the highest level in North America.”
Marsch, 37, was one of two domestic finalists in late 2009 for the Chicago head coaching job, which eventually went to Carlos de los Cobos. He had retired in 2009 after playing 14 seasons in MLS, during which he played 321 games, scored 31 goals, and won three MLS Cups. He earned two caps for the USA.
“Montreal is a vibrant, multicultural city,” he said at a press conference announcing his hiring. “A soccer city. We want to create something unique and put [out] a team that the fans can be proud of. There are good soccer people in this organization, this is a great opportunity to build something special. My time in the MLS and with the U.S. national team exposed me to this game at the highest level. We will be committed to the process of becoming a winning team.”
Marsch played on the first three league championship teams, starting with D.C. United in 1996 and 1997 and then with the Fire, coached by Bradley, in 1998. He is one of three players to play in each of the league’s first 14 seasons.
“In 1998, I was part of the Chicago expansion team that won the MLS Cup, but it was my hardest season,” said Marsch, who signed a three-year contract. “We need to be prepared and mentally strong for a 10-month season.”
Marsch will officially take command once the NASL season is finished to direct Montreal’s ramping-up for its first MLS season. Sporting director Nick De Santis, who led the coaching search that led to Marsch, has been working as the Impact’s interim head coach following the firing of Marc dos Santos in late June.
The Impact had only three wins in its first 19 games in the NASL.
Things are looking bright for montreal. I cant wait for next year. I met jesse marsch in person and i can write that hes a born winner.
MLS will conduct an expansion draft Nov. 23—three days after the MLS Cup final—that will stock the Montreal Impact with 10 players. Each of the 18 current clubs will be allowed to protect 11 players and cannot lose more than one. Montreal won’t have access to certain younger players who do not count against their club’s salary budget because they are homegrown or because they are a member of the league’s Generation adidas program (players who leave college early or choose not to attend). The list of protected players is due to the league Nov. 21.
Montreal threads in the MLS section...
The Montreal Impact announced Friday they had secured the services of American goalkeeper Evan Bush for their opening season in Major League Soccer. He is now the third player signed on for next season after Nelson Rivas and last year’s MVP Hassoun Camara.
"I’m very excited and proud to get back in Montreal,” said Bush. “I’m pleased to be a part of the plans as the club moves to Major League Soccer. This past season opened my eyes on how professional this organization is. I am ready to take on the next challenge.”
Bush played most of last season with the Impact in the North American Soccer League after first choice Bill Gaudette went out injured and has impressed ever since.
“Evan has shown in 2011 that he can be a top goalkeeper,” said Impact head coach Jesse Marsch. “With his performances during the last season, he has earned the right to join the Impact for its move to MLS. I am looking forward to challenging him at the next level.”
The Impact confirmed last week that defenders Philippe Billy and Cameron Knowles, midfielders David Testo and Luke Kreamalmeyer, as well as forwards Ali Gerba, Pierre-Rudolph Mayard and Marco Terminesi will not be in the side next season.
Final decisions on the remaining players from the Impact’s 2011 season will be made within the next six to eight weeks.
helmets are mandatory...
MONTREAL -- The Montreal Impact added 2,000 seats at Olympic Stadium in a bid to break the city's attendance record at its MLS home opener against the Chicago Fire on Saturday. The team hopes to top the 58,542 who turned out in 1981 for a playoff game by the defunct Montreal Manic of the North American Soccer League, also against Chicago. The extra seats, priced at $20 each, will boost the seating capacity of the indoor stadium to more than 58,500. The club said 46,500 tickets have been sold thus far for the match. Work to install a synthetic surface at the stadium began Monday and is expected to be finished ahead of an open house for fans Thursday evening.
Congratulations to the Impact. Unfortunately, this may be the highlight of their season.
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