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Impact Reaches Agreement with Public Health to Train in Montreal

Can now delay departure to day before the game before heading to New England.

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Impact Sporting Director Olivier Renard announced on the TVA Sports network “JiC” on Wednesday, that agreement was reached with Health authorities to train in Montreal.
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As the MLS play-offs approach, Montreal Impact has received a boost after agreement was reached with Health authorities, for the team to train in Montreal.

This means they can delay their departure to New England until the last possible moment, giving the players an additional week to recover and enjoy being back with their families.

Without such a compromise from Public Health, the team would have left Montreal for New England in the coming days.

“That, I have to say, is moral help at all levels,” Renard said. “We might have already left tomorrow or Friday for New Jersey and, there, that gives the players one more week to recover and enjoy their families. It’s going to be a modified quarantine, that is, home, training ground, home, training ground, nothing else.“

It’s an important development after all the travelling the Impact has undertaken already this season and serves as a boost against the much less encouraging news that neither Samuel Piette nor Victor Wanyama will be available for selection against New England.