I am a Montrealer who lives for soccer 12 months a year. I'm interested in all things Montreal Impact, on and off the field. I live to discuss and (feverishly) debate MLS, but I'm always ready to admit when I'm wrong. I'm a High School teacher and I try to encourage physical activity in all my students.
Without a strong central figure in Didier Drogba, Mauro Biello was forced to deviate from what Impact fans were assuming was the plan to keep Ignacio Piatti on the left side of the field this season.
IMFC are 0-1 one game into the Rowdies Suncoast Invitational preseason tournament. Coach Mauro Biello fielded two different lineups over the two halves.
After starting 2015 in a 4-2-3-1 with Frank Klopas, then gradually transitioning into a 4-3-3 under Mauro Biello, the Impact may be set to see yet another change in 2016.
In an interview with SoFoot.com this week, Laurent Ciman addressed his transition to Canada, being named MLS Defender of the year, and his place on the Belgian National team.
The Montreal Impact have announced via Twitter that Pedro Jeanine's tryout with the team has ended without a contract offer. This could mean that the coaching staff is looking to Eric Alexander to carry a larger load in 2016.
The Montreal Impact currently have CM/LW Ignacio Piatti and F Didier Drogba under contract as Designated Players. Some crafty bookkeeping (possibly through the use of allocation money) made it so that CB Laurent Ciman does not occupy a DP spot. That means that IMFC can add a third DP.
The team announced that they don't expect to have Dilly Duka back for the 2016 MLS season as he explores his options in Europe. The Impact do, however, retain his MLS rights.
The Montreal Impact have added Lucas Ontivero, an attacking midfielder on loan from Turkish powerhouse, Galatasaray. The move comes after attacking midfielder Justin Mapp departed for Kansas City.
The Montreal Impact will be leaving the 2016 MLS SuperDraft in Baltimore with 6 new players on Thursday. Who should they target with their first-round selection?