Since the end of last season the management team of the Montreal Impact have been making moves and increasingly, in recent weeks, to solidify the strength of the team from coaching staff, to stand out players, to depth pieces. Now fans are starting to have one heck of a team to support but we need to be there and show our support.
The Signings Overshadowing the Issues
In recent weeks, the Impact have welcomed Rod Fanni, Alejandro Silva and just yesterday Rudy Camacho. Luckily, these signings have welcomed a mostly positive front on social media networks but a lot of negative conversations have surfaced as well (unrelated to the signings).
The Impact is lucky to have multiple, big and hardcore supporter groups that show up every single game ready to support the team. These groups, while all very unique in their ways of showing support to the team, all bring their personality to the stands of the stadium.
Where issues started surfacing is when fans, or members from within the supporter groups, started doubting each other and making demands in the ways support is shown. Each individual is different; some make tifos, some chant, some drive insane distances, some watch from home and some watch in the stadium. This amazing community or let’s even call it family will only be stronger as a unit. We need to become one of those stadiums that other teams find intimidating.
We need to come together and cheer for this team. The Impact are onto something special this season and while it isn’t certain that the glory will come instantly this season, they are definitely going in the right direction. IMFC has an amazing community surrounding the club and here’s to hoping to see us all come together (quickly).
Doing Our Part in the Signings
It has been a few seasons that management was reluctant to spend in order to get the right players in the lineup. This season, they have definitely thrown it all in and spent what was necessary to get the right players in the line up.
The “Garde” effect? Probably! Since his arrival, Garde has been somewhat of an open book and he targeted certain players he wanted on his team. His experience is an asset as he is a well-known manager and players know what he is capable of. Similarly to what Drogba managed to do during his passage with the Impact, Garde has helped the Impact get on the map, especially in France.
To get back to the point, what does all this spending mean for Montreal Impact fans? Fans wanted management to spend and now we need to show we appreciate the moves made by showing up to the stadium.
I’ll remember this moment forever, hugging random people cheering with anyone I could because at the end of the day we are all in the stadium for the same reason, to live more moments like this with IMFC.