While most players are preparing the game vs FC Dallas, the Montreal Impact will send their reserve squad to play its third game against Toronto FC's reserve team.
What: Toronto FC (0-1-0) - Montreal Impact (1-1-0)
When: Wednesday, April 11th, 11am (EST)
Where: At Downsview Park, Toronto
Reserve games are important to give playing time to younger players, veteran players with less playing time and others that are recovering from injuries and need to gain some match fitness. Back in their Seattle days (less than 1 year) did you know that the likes of Mike Fucito, Lamar Neagle and Tyson Wahl took advantage of good reserve game performances to get first team time?
It also a great opportunity for some U21 players to sneak in and show what they can bring and you never know, you might end up in the senior team 18-man roster. But at this point, it is a great opportunity for young prospects like Karl Ouimette to play against older competition. Other U21 players in the roster are goalkeeper Samuel Dufort, midfielder Wandrille Lefevre and forward Anthony Jackson-Hamel.
Via The Montreal Impact website,
Impact Roster versus Toronto FC
GK - Evan Bush, Samuel Dufort*; D - Jeb Brovsky, Hassoun Camara, Gienir Garcia, Zarek Valentin, Karl Ouimette*; M - Bryan Arguez, Wandrille Lefevre*, Miguel Montaño, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Evan James; F - Mike Fucito, Eduardo Sebrango, Anthony Jackson-Hamel*, Carl Haworth** -- *U21 player **Invited player
Reserve League Info
In 2012, each club plays a total of 10 Reserve League games versus each of its divisional opponents. All players appearing on an MLS Club's Official Roster may represent their team in MLS Reserve League play. However, no Player shall play more than 120 minutes in a Reserve Team Match and any preceding match that occurs within a 60-hour period. Further, no player shall play more than a combined total of 90 minutes in a Reserve Team Match and any preceding match that occurred within 36 hours prior to such Reserve Team Match.