Didier Drogba was the center of attention as the Impact was getting ready for its first MLS game of the 2016 season. Being the center of attention is not necessarily a bad thing and with Drogba's status in the world of football, it's only natural.
But his knee's sensitivity to turf will see him miss 4 out of Montreal's first 5 games. That storyline filled the headlines around the league but the biggest challenge for the club is how it will kickstart the season against a strong Whitecaps squad.
As Mauro Biello will have his first game behind the bench, as a "non-interim" head coach, his "philosophy" will face it's first obstacle this afternoon at BC place.
Montreal Impact : Bush - Toia, Cabrera, Ciman, Oyongo - Donadel, Alexander - Ontivero, Shipp, Piatti - Oduro
Vancouver Whitecaps: Ousted - Aird, Waston, Parker, Harvey - Laba, Forest - Techera, Morales, Bolzano - Rivero
Where, when, how
Location: BC Place, Vancouver, Cascadia, British Columbia
Kick-Off: 5:30 PM Eastern
Available TV: RDS, TSN
Available Streaming: TSN Go, RDS Go, MLS Live ( all where applicable)
Available Radio: TSN 690 Radio, 98.5 Sports