Montreal Impact News Release – www.montrealimpact.com

Monday, January 19, 2009

MONTREAL, QC — In preparation for their CONCACAF Champions League Quarterfinal series beginning February 25 at Olympic Stadium, the club played its first two friendlies of the offseason.

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DiLorenzo helped guide team in two shutouts (Pepe)The Montreal Impact shut out its reserve team the Trois-Rivières Attak 2-0, Saturday at the Bell Sports Complex, in the first pre-season game of its training camp.

Forwards trying out with the team Pierre-Rudolph Mayard (8th minute) and Jean-Baptiste Fritzon (81st minute), on a penalty, scored the two goals for the Impact. Goalkeeper Srdjan Djekanovic registered the shutout.

In the second pre-season game of its training camp, the Montreal Impact won a second match by shutout in as many days, defeating the Laval University Rouge et Or 8-0 (halftime 2-0), Sunday, in front of a sell out crowd of 800 spectators at the Notre-Dame-de-Foy Campus, in St-Augustin, near Quebec City.

Forward Eduardo Sebrango registered a hat trick, scoring in the 29th, 47th and 56th minute. Defender Stefano Pesoli (13th minute), forward Jean-Baptiste Fritzon (49th minute), midfielder Sandro Grande, on a penalty (58th minute), forward Pierre-Rudolph Mayard (64th minute) and defender Adam Braz (66th minute) also scored for the Impact. Goalkeeper Matt Jordan registered the shutout.

The Impact will play its third exhibition game this Saturday at 8 pm at the Bell Sports Complex, in Brossard.

IMPACT LINEUP
GK-Matt Jordan, D-Alex Surprenant (F-Jean-Baptiste Fritzon, 45th), D-Stefano Pesoli (D-Cédric Joqueviel, 45th), D-Nevio Pizzolitto, D-Adam Braz, M-Tony Donatelli, M-Leonardo Di Lorenzo, M-Sandro Grande, M-Joey Gjertsen, F-Eduardo Sebrango, F-Pierre-Rudolph Mayard

The Montreal Impact announced Wednesday that more than 10,000 tickets have already been sold for the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game, that will take place on February 25 at Olympic Stadium, since sales started yesterday at 9 am.

This sets a new record in ticket sales for the Montreal club.

“We are thrilled to see how much enthusiasm this game is generating,” said Montreal Impact Executive Vice President Richard Legendre. “This confirms that this event is highly anticipated by our fans and all soccer enthusiasts in Quebec. We are confident that we will meet our 30,000 ticket sales objective.”

Several excellent tickets are still available for this historical CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinal game through Admission (514-790-1245 / 1-800-361-4595 / admission.com), as well as at the ticketing offices of Olympic Stadium and Saputo Stadium.

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