On November 22, 2008, the group’s bid for an MLS franchise was not retained by commissioner Don Garber. In response to Vancouver’s successful bid in March 2009, Impact GM Nick De Santis commented that he expected chairman Saputo to pursue and realize his vision of Montreal as an MLS franchise someday. By May 16, 2009, the Montreal Gazette reported Garber ...
History of the Impact
The Impact competes as a member of the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer (MLS). The team began to play in 2012 as an expansion team of the league, being the league's third Canadian club and replaced the North American Soccer League team of the same name.
In 2015, the Impact became the second MLS club, and the first Canadian club, to advance to the final of the CONCACAF Champions League, in its current name since 2008, where they finished runners-up in the two-game aggregate goal series against Club América. The Impact won the Canadian Championship in 2013, 2014, and 2019. The club plays its home games at Saputo Stadium and is coached by Thierry Henry.
2012 – Present / Major League Soccer
2021 - Present / Club de Foot Montréal
2012 – 2020 / Montreal Impact
Impact – In regards to keeping the name "Impact", Montreal stated its intention "to maintain its name and global team image." Name of a lower level team in Montreal that was kept upon getting a MLS team, to hold Montreal's Soccer identity.
MLS Cups 0
2012 - Present / Saputo Stadium
2010 - Present / Joey Saputo
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20 / Mauro Biello
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