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Mount Royal Soccer Mar 7, 2021
Good Coach, Bad Coach - How the Impact Men Stack Up

Good Coach, Bad Coach - How the Impact Men Stack Up

No-one has managed Montreal Impact more times in MLS play than Mauro Biello, yet he’s still 21 games short of a century. | Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Who was the best of the Impact’s previous head coaches? Take our poll... As the managerial merry-go-round of soccer continues to spin in Montreal East, mountroyalsoccer.com takes a look at the best and worst head coach records since the club entered the elevated ranks of MLS in 2012. Throughout its history of coaching instability, Montreal’s football club has yet to employ a coach who has managed...
Mount Royal Soccer Mar 4, 2021
Bojan India Bound...?

Bojan India Bound...?

Former Impact attacker Bojan could be headed to Asia next... | Photo by David Ramos/ Player’s agent has sounded out Indian Super League clubs of which two appear very interested. Former Impact attacker Bojan Krkic appears to be sizing up India for his next move.According to Transfermarkt a number of Indian clubs are interested, with Kerala Blasters and Hyderabad FC the most serious contenders, with the latter appearing favourites to land the Catalan’s signature, due to their Barcelona connection. Albert Roca (58) was coach at Hyderabad last year before Ronald...
Mount Royal Soccer Mar 3, 2021
Unflattering Portrayal of the Montreal Soccer Experience by UK Football Mag...

Unflattering Portrayal of the Montreal Soccer Experience by UK Football Mag...

Football Weekends writer Alan Price was less than impressed by his visit to watch the Impact in 2019. Football Weekends writer left unimpressed by Montreal visit Montreal’s football club was left somewhat disparaged and a little beaten up when the city featured in UK magazine FOOTBALL WEEKENDS’ regular ‘Globetrotting’ feature in its February 2021 issue.The magazine generally provides a valuable service and carries fan stories of visits to various cathedrals of football mainly in Europe, but also all across the globe. It’s really a must-have for anyone...
Mount Royal Soccer Mar 1, 2021
Mihailovic Called Up For US u-23’s

Mihailovic Called Up For US u-23’s

CF Montreal fans will get a first glimpse of Djordje Mihailovic since joining their club in the colours of his country... | Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via Impact’s new midfielder looks set for Olympic Qualifying tournament in Guadalajara Djordje Mihailovic’s first piece of serious football since joining CF Montreal is likely to come in the colours of his country.US u-23 Men’s coach Jason Kreis has called up the Montreal midfielder to his 31-strong preliminary roster for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament taking place between 18-30 March in...
Mount Royal Soccer Feb 28, 2021
The Henry Sojourn

The Henry Sojourn

Thierry Henry alongside President & CEO Kevin Gilmore on the day in September 202 when he was introduced to the Montreal media. | Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports A look-back at the French icon’s 15 months in charge at the Impact... I almost called it an era. But 15 months hardly qualifies...Instead perhaps we had the Thierry Henry sojourn. It doesn’t often happen; an undoubted legend of the world’s most popular sport walked into our lives one bright November afternoon in 2019, and now, like a great many Montreal soccer fans, I feel cheated. Not because he didn’t...
Mount Royal Soccer Feb 24, 2021
Ciman, The General, Returns...

Ciman, The General, Returns...

The General Returns..... as assistant coach... | Photo by Miguel Tovar/LatinContent via 35 year-old former Impact defender of the year lands assistant coaching role at CF Montreal CF Montréal announced Tuesday the nomination of former Belgium international Laurent Ciman as assistant coach to replace the departing Patrice Bernier.Sporting Director, Olivier Renard said: “We are very happy that Laurent is joining the coaching staff and that he is back with the Club.“It is a logical and beneficial association, especially knowing the attachment Laurent has always had...
Mount Royal Soccer Feb 16, 2021
Name-change Debate Rages On...

Name-change Debate Rages On...

1642 fans behind the goal at Stade Saputo - ON Y CROIT JUSQU’AU BOUT (We believe in it to the end)... mountroyalsoccer.com speaks to three fans with differing views on the name-change and re-branding in general. It’s fair to say the re-branding of Impact de Montreal to Club de Foot Montreal has disenfranchised some of the club’s most passionate fans, and caused a split in the fanbase. With no games at Stade Saputo it’s a little difficult to understand just what that split looks like. Is it 50-50? 60-40 or even 80-20 for, or against? We’re all really left...
Mount Royal Soccer Feb 15, 2021
Torres Looking for Success in Montreal

Torres Looking for Success in Montreal

CF Montreal’s new signing from Newell’s Old Boys, Joaquin Torres who met the Montreal sports media this morning by video-conference. 24 year-old Argentinian still harbours European ambitions and knows a good showing in MLS can be his shop window. Joaquin Torres (24) will become the ninth Argentinian to don Montreal colours in MLS probably sometime in late April. This morning he met with the assembled Montreal sports media by video-link.“I think my style suits MLS football. I like to attack 1v1, left foot to right, inside to out. I believe I will bring a lot to...
Mount Royal Soccer Feb 12, 2021
Johnsen The Traveller Seeks Settled Base

Johnsen The Traveller Seeks Settled Base

Johnsen celebrates after scoring against Melbourne Victory in Ulsan Hyundai’s successful assault on the Asian Champions League. | Xinhua/Nikku via The man of many clubs is viewing Montreal as a longer than usual stop-off point. As the old joke goes.... he’s had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus...But Bjorn Johnsen (29), laid back and relaxed in the sunshine at his Alicante home, brought some interesting narrative to the exchange with Montreal’s weather-jealous sports media.After 11 clubs in 9 years he’s ready to settle somewhere longer.“We’re having a baby...
Mount Royal Soccer Feb 11, 2021
Impact Supporters’ Groups Issue Statement

Impact Supporters’ Groups Issue Statement

Impact de Montreal fans continue to campaign for the restoration of the ‘Impact’ name to their club. Fans demand restoration of ‘Impact’ name. The entire community of Impact de Montreal supporters’ groups today issued a joint statement calling for the restoration of the Impact name to Montreal’s football club.The statement can be seen in full (below)... Statement issued today by all Supporter Groups if Impact de Montreal Declaring their love of soccer and for their club, the fans aimed their message at the CF Montreal organization,...
Mount Royal Soccer Feb 11, 2021
Impact Killers!!!

Impact Killers!!!

Kei Kamara - no-one scored more goal against the Montreal Impact in the MLS-era. The Sierra-Leonean striker hit 14 for Sporting Kansas, Columbus, New England and Colorado Rapids. He may be the only player to have scored against Montreal for four different clubs. Let’s hope he doesn’t make it five, now he’s at Minnesota... | Photo by David Berding/ The most prolific hitmen to batter the Impact, but who was the most potent? In the Impact’s nine year tenure in MLS, eight opposition players have been involved (goals & assists) in at least 10 goals against the...

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