The Montreal Impact will have a more normal start to their 2016 season with no CONCACAF Champions League factoring into the equation this time around. After opening the 2016 campaign in Vancouver on March 6th, Montreal will return to Montreal to play the first home game against the New York Red Bulls the following weekend on March 12th.
Home Fixtures Not to Miss:
- March 12 - New York Red Bulls - Not an easy match to open the 2016 MLS home campaign. The Red Bulls won the 2015 MLS Supporters Shield, having the most points at the end of the regular season. To add a little more spice to the matchup, Jesse Marsch, Felipe, Karl Ouimette return to face their former club. In both games against the Red Bulls last year an Impact player was sent off, they will need to keep their cool this time around if they want to get a result. This could also mark the first home match without Didier Drogba.
- April 23 - Toronto FC - This matchup does not need much introduction. After the final MLS regular season and playoff knockout match last year this rivalry has finally come to life. This will also mark the first game at Stade Saputo in 2016.
- May 29 - L.A. Galaxy - It's always an event when the Galaxy come into town. Montrealers will have the chance to watch Steven Gerrard and potentially Ashley Cole lineup together for the team from SoCal. The Galaxy also possess other superstars such as Robbie Keane, Giovani dos Santos and Jeff Larentowicz.
- June 8 - Toronto FC - TFC returns to Stade Saputo again in early June but this time for the second-leg of the Canadian Championship semifinal. A result could see the Impact return to the Canadian Championship final and a chance to return for the CONCACAF Champions League again. A real do not miss match!
- June 25 - Sporting KC - Justin Mapp returns to Stade Saputo for the first time since leaving Montreal as a free agent in the 2015 offseason.
- July 17 - New York City FC - This will mark the second season in MLS for the team that calls Yankee Stadium home. This will be a good opportunity for Montrealers to see the likes of Frank Lampard, Andrea Pirlo, and David Villa. Don't forget NYCFC now has former Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira as head coach.
- September 7 - Orlando City SC - Orlando is another one of the MLS newcomers, however they possess a solid team and one that is worth getting to Stade Saputo to see. Orlando has the likes of Kaka, Canadian star Kyle Larin, and one-time Impact target Aurélien Colin.
- October 16 - Toronto FC - TFC's final appearance at Stade Saputo in 2016. With potential playoff implications on the line this could be another fun one.
The Montreal Impact training camp opens on January 26 in Montreal before traveling to Florida to continue the camp. Individual tickets for Montreal Impact home games will go on sale in February.