1:04 AM EDT, Sun April 21, 2019
Mount Royal Soccer 1 hour ago
A Day Of Mixed Emotions for Joey

A Day Of Mixed Emotions for Joey

On a day when IMFC crash, Bologna edge closer to Serie A safety It’s difficult these days for Impact and Bologna owner, Joey Saputo, to find the perfect weekend. There have been exceptions like last week when both teams hit the jackpot, but more often than not things have turned out mixed. This weekend was no exception.While the Montreal arm of the Saputo footballing operation was failing in Philly, the Italian version was stuffing “Samp” in Bologna.It pretty much done for Sampdoria’s Europa League aspirations for next season, but more importantly it was a fifth win in seven for...
Mount Royal Soccer 6 hours ago
Too Blunt And Ineffective to Make an Impact!

Too Blunt And Ineffective to Make an Impact!

Kansas City Revisited (without the goals) ... I hate the “Three Things We Learned From .... “ cookie-cutter articles that pop up all too often, but reluctantly may need to borrow a similar format this evening.We learned that the debacle at Sporting KC was not a blip, for here in Pennsylvania today was another aberration.We had it confirmed (again) that Montreal Impact is uncompetitive on the road without Ignacio Piatti. This was the 47th consecutive MLS road game, without Piatti, that IMFC has failed to win. The last time they did prevail was 8 September 2013 when they played against...
Mount Royal Soccer 11 hours ago
Evan Bush - Record Breaker

Evan Bush - Record Breaker

Impact ‘keeper continues to set standards ... This afternoon at Talen Energy Stadium, Evan Bush will surpass Patrice Bernier’s landmark of 151 MLS appearances for Montreal Impact.The Impact custodian equalled Capi’s standard last weekend with a shut-out against a good Columbus Crew, and will be cognizant that a repeat will ensure he becomes the first Impact ‘keeper to keep four MLS clean sheets in-a-row.One record however that Bush cannot break this afternoon is already his own. The Ohio native went 420 mins undefeated last season. After conceding a second goal in the 18th minute...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 19, 2019
Bush Aims To Claim Records As Stingy Impact Rolls Into Philly

Bush Aims To Claim Records As Stingy Impact Rolls Into Philly

Montreal on the road again, but to a venue that’s been relatively kind. Montreal Impact (3-2-2) will again be without Ignacio Piatti, the fifth successive game he’s been ruled out of with the knee injury sustained in Orlando. New signing Omar Browne is also unavailable due to pending paperwork requirements, but could be present for the midweek trip to New England. But ‘The U’ are not without their roster problems either. Defensive pillar, Aaron Trusty, red-carded in the 0-2 defeat in LA, misses his first game since 2017, and Mexican DP Marco Fabian is unlikely to be fit. ...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 15, 2019
Team of The Week Honors for Impact Trio ...

Team of The Week Honors for Impact Trio ...

Bush, Garde and Piette all recognized ... Evan Bush was named today as goalkeeper for MLS Team of the Week (Week 7) in MLS. His was one of several very good defensive performances in IMFC’s 1-0 home victory over Eastern Conference-topping Columbus Crew.It was Evan’s third shut-out in succession, the second time he’s achieved the feat in MLS, and his 36th overall in regular season play over 151 appearances. Should he play as expected this coming weekend in Philadelphia, Bush will set a new Impact record for MLS Regular Season appearances, on 152, eclipsing Patrice Bernier’s 151. ...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 14, 2019
After-effects of the Kansas Seven ...

After-effects of the Kansas Seven ...

Impact and Sporting KC seem to have headed in opposite directions since that dark day in Kansas ... If results are anything to hang your hat on, it appears that Montreal Impact and Sporting KC are headed in opposite directions since the ‘Mauling in Missouri’. And perhaps not in the way you’d have expected.The Bleu/Blanc/Noir have recorded shut-outs in all three games since leaving ‘Blue Hell’, tying two on the road and winning on Saturday, picking up a total of 5 points. Sporting conversely, has exited the Champions League on an aggregate 2-10 defeat to Mexican outfit,...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 14, 2019
Home Again, Impact Steal The Points ...

Home Again, Impact Steal The Points ...

Montreal Impact ... 1 Columbus Crew ... 0 It was a victory for pragmatic football, over a team that came to play, and couldn't finish. Montreal will be over-joyed at the outcome of this one. Not so, Conference leaders Columbus, who will feel their endeavours deserved more.Had this been a boxing match, by half-time we’d have been saying, the Impact need to land a big KO punch to win, so far ahead ‘on points’ were the visitors. But that ‘big KO punch’ did arrive, on 55 mins, a 20-yarder from Harry Novillo, which he could not have struck any sweeter. The ball was in the net...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 12, 2019
Impact Returns Home, FINALLY!

Impact Returns Home, FINALLY!

Montreal prepares for its first-ever outdoor home-opener ... So finally April 13 arrives … It’s been a long time coming. One hundred and seventy-three days to be exact, since Stade Saputo last staged a match, IMFC putting their old rivals from Toronto to the sword. The famous North Star Bell tolled twice that afternoon, hailing the efforts of Nacho Piatti, the conjurer of the match-winning brace. But the Argentine, widely regarded as Montreal’s most dangerous player looks set to miss the return home. A knee injury picked up three weeks ago in Orlando, where he scored twice, looks...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 10, 2019
No Piatti, No Rooney, No Goals ...

No Piatti, No Rooney, No Goals ...

... but after 2-2-2 on the Road, Impact can now look forward to home opener, Saturday .... At the end of Montreal’s season-opening, six-game, road-streak most would conclude it’s been a success. The 8 point haul represents only three less than they won across all 17 road games in 2018.The Impact has only ever bettered 8 points from its first 6 MLS road games once, in 2013 (10 points). A win in their home opener over Columbus, Saturday, will increase optimism for the rest of the season.Remi Garde and his staff can feel much more content after a second solid performance since the...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 9, 2019
Impact Hopes to Illuminate Capital Despite Missing Stars

Impact Hopes to Illuminate Capital Despite Missing Stars

This evening’s game appears to be more about those who won’t be there ... It’s a noble thing to want to beat your opponent while they’re at full-strength, but no-one at Montreal Impact will be complaining too loudly at Wayne Rooney’s unavailability prior to their second-ever visit to Audi Stadium this evening. In fact there may have been quite a few in the City of a Hundred Steeples who muffled a little “Yes!” complete with clenched fist, when the former Manchester United striker was flashed red by referee Robert Sibiga at the weekend.Rooney played a major part in DC’s 5-0...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 7, 2019
Garde Highlights Dangers of Yankee Stadium Pitch

Garde Highlights Dangers of Yankee Stadium Pitch

Montreal Impact’s coach was not alone in condemning the playing surface used for yesterday’s game. It might be ok for a pitch, but not for a football pitch ...Unsurprisingly Remi Garde highlighted the state of the Yankee Stadium pitch during his post-match presser yesterday, labelling it, “dangerous”.It’s without doubt one of the worst pitches this writer has seen in professional football, and does nothing for the game’s integrity in North America. The stadium itself may be a fine baseball venue, yet it’s a bad joke when it comes to football. But that’s another story.I...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 6, 2019
10-man Impact Make Their Point

10-man Impact Make Their Point

Football Tedium in The Bronx Yields a Share of the Spoils .... New York City FC ... 0 Montreal Impact ... 0 Well that was much less pretty than it was effective. But perhaps it’s just what the doctor ordered for Montreal Impact after the nightmare suffered last week in Kansas City.A first clean-sheet for Evan Bush in 12 road games, a point despite Urruti’s expulsion on 70 mins, but gilt-edged chances missed in the closing stages of each half, which could’ve secured all three points. All things considered a satisfactory afternoon’s work, but Boy! was it hard to watch. It was...
Mount Royal Soccer Apr 6, 2019
Wounded Impact Limp Into The Bronx

Wounded Impact Limp Into The Bronx

Montreal will hope to show signs of recovery after last week’s horror-show ... Montreal Impact head to Yankee Stadium, Saturday, hoping to erase the painful memory of last week’s harrowing experience in Kansas City.New York City FC are one of those few clubs against whom the Impact has a better away record than at Stade Saputo, winning once in the Bronx, and drawing and losing twice each. The overall record against the Citizens doesn’t make great reading at 1-5-3.Montreal will have Zakaria Diallo and Harry Novillo (and passport) back. Both are certain to start, Novillo in the Piatti...
Mount Royal Soccer Mar 31, 2019
Humiliation! Shambolic Impact Leak Seven in Kansas City

Humiliation! Shambolic Impact Leak Seven in Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City ... 7 Montreal Impact ... 1 Montreal Impact yesterday, wrote themselves into the history books for all the wrong reasons, emphatically answering concerns around the brittleness of their squad, a unit clearly not yet of the quality required.There have been things to admire already this season, but the performance (and result) in Kansas City is simply, unacceptable. Had Saphir Taider not scored a late token, it would’ve been a case of, 7-0, with Montreal lucky to get NIL!!!”It matters not that Diallo’s silly red card in Orlando prevented his inclusion, that...
Mount Royal Soccer Mar 29, 2019
No Piatti, No Goals?

No Piatti, No Goals?

Well-worn cliche, but does it hold? It’s a lazy old line we often hear trotted out, when it comes to Montreal Impact and Nacho Piatti. “Stop Piatti and you stop the Impact.” But how much accuracy surrounds the statement? Quite a bit as it turns out, especially when you talk about road games, where to be fair Montreal has not been stellar, with or without the Argentine.Since Piatti joined the club towards the latter end of 2014, he’s missed 18 MLS away matches. Impact has lost 12 of those games and drawn 6. Not a single road victory in sight! Only 9 goals have been scored, 0.5...

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