2012 Montreal Impact season

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Montreal Impact
2012 season
Owner & President Joey Saputo
Coach Jesse Marsch
Major League Soccer 12th
Canadian Championship Semifinals
MLS Cup DNQ
WDW Pro Soccer Classic Group Stage
Top goalscorer League:
All: Patrice Bernier (9)
Highest home attendance 60,860 v Los Angeles Galaxy (May 12, 2012)
Lowest home attendance 12,085 v Sporting Kansas City (July 4, 2012)
Average home league attendance 22,772
Home colours
Away colours

The 2012 Montreal Impact season was the club's inaugural season in Major League Soccer, the top flight of both American and Canadian soccer. For the Montreal MLS franchise, this was technically the first season as a club. Including the former club, this was the 19th consecutive season of a team under the moniker "Montreal Impact".

For the 2012 season, outside of MLS, the Impact competed in the 2012 Canadian Championship, Canada's domestic cup competition, which determined the Canadian entrant in the CONCACAF Champions League, in which they lost the semi-final.

Jesse Marsch was hired to be the head coach in the club's inaugural season in MLS. Mauro Biello, Preston Burpo and Mike Sorber were hired as assistant coaches for the inaugural season.

Background[edit]

Prior to the start of the season, an Division 2 soccer club of the same named played in the North American Soccer League finishing in seventh during the regular season, failing to qualify for the playoffs.

On May 7, 2010, the club's owner, Joey Saputo, was granted a 19th franchise in Major League Soccer, starting in 2012.[1] The MLS franchise will be privately owned by the Saputo family.

On June 14, 2011, the Montreal Impact announced they've reached a five-year agreement with the Bank of Montreal (BMO) to become lead sponsor and jersey sponsor when they join MLS as an expansion team in 2012.

Review[edit]

October 2011[edit]

The building of the Montreal Impact MLS team started on October 3, 2011 with the signing of defensemen Nelson Rivas, who previously played for Inter Milan of the Italian Serie A.[2] The club later awarded MLS contracts to former NASL team defensemen Hassoun Camara,[3] goalkeeper Evan Bush[4] and midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic.[5]

November 2011[edit]

On November 23, 2011, the league held the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft which allowed the Impact to select ten players from their existing club's unprotected list. Brian Ching (from Houston Dynamo), Zarek Valentin (from C.D. Chivas USA), Justin Mapp (from Philadelphia Union), Bobby Burling (from San Jose Earthquakes), Jeb Brovsky (from Vancouver Whitecaps FC), Collen Warner (from Real Salt Lake), Josh Gardner (from Columbus Crew), Sanna Nyassi (from Colorado Rapids), James Riley (from Seattle Sounders) and Seth Sinovic (from Sporting Kansas City) were selected by the Montreal team.[6] James Riley was immediately traded to C.D. Chivas USA with allocation money for Justin Braun and Gerson Mayen.[7] Seth Sinovic was later traded with allocation money to Sporting Kansas City for eventual captain Davy Arnaud.[8] The club continued to build by adding defensemen Tyson Wahl,[9] midfielder Bryan Arguez,[10] and goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.[11]

December 2011[edit]

The club's roster continued to take shape as the club signed Miguel Montaño who had been loaned to their NASL team by the Seattle Sounders FC,[12] veteran goalkeeper and former Impact Greg Sutton,[13] Quebec native midfielder Patrice Bernier[14] and Brazilian midfielder Felipe.[15]

January 2012[edit]

The 2012 MLS SuperDraft was held on January 12, 2012. With the first overall pick, the Impact selected Andrew Wenger from Duke University.[16] Defender Calum Mallace was the team's second round choice.[17] The team also added Jamaican defensemen Shavar Thomas to the roster.[18]

February 2012[edit]

Montreal beat visiting Red Bull New York 3–1 on 28 July 2012.

After a long period of uncertainty regarding his desire to play in Montreal, forward Brian Ching was sent back to Houston Dynamo for a conditional pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft.[19] The following day, Impact selected Eddie Johnson via allocation process, but immediately traded him to Seattle Sounders FC for Mike Fucito and Lamar Neagle.[20] After making a good impression in training camp, veteran forward and long time Impact player Eduardo Sebrango was awarded a contract for MLS.[21]

March 2012[edit]

On March 1, 2012, Italian defender Matteo Ferrari was signed by the club.[22] On March 10, 2012, the Impact played their first-ever MLS game, a 2–0 loss against the Vancouver Whitecaps FC.[23] A week later, the team made its home debut at the Olympic Stadium, playing to a 1–1 draw with the Chicago Fire; the match attracted 58,912 spectators, surpassing the previous record for professional soccer in Montreal established in a 1981 Montreal Manic home game (58,542).[24] Former Serie A forward Bernardo Corradi was signed by the club on March 15, 2012 after a successful tryout period.[25]

April 2012[edit]

The Montreal Impact captured their first ever MLS win on April 7, 2012 against Canadian rival Toronto FC.[26] On April 20, 2012, Mike Fucito was traded to the Portland Timbers for either the Timbers’ highest second round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft or a 2013 international roster slot conditional on Fucito's performance.[27]

May 2012[edit]

On May 12, 2012, the Impact played in front of a crowd of 60,860 spectators during a game against the Los Angeles Galaxy, establishing a record attendance for a professional soccer match in Canada.[28] On May 24, 2012, Montreal Impact announced the signing of their first-ever Designated Player in Italian striker and Serie A veteran Marco Di Vaio.[29]

June 2012[edit]

Goal celebration in Montreal against visiting D.C. United on 25 August 2012.

Quebec defender Karl Ouimette became the first player to graduate from the Montreal Impact Academy when he was awarded a contract on June 5, 2012.[30] June 16, 2012 marked the opening of the fully renovated Saputo Stadium. Impact went on to win 4–1 against the Seattle Sounders FC before 17,112 spectators.[31]

July 2012[edit]

In July, the club added two defensemen in Italian international Alessandro Nesta[32] and Swiss Dennis Iapichino.[33] Justin Braun[34] and Tyson Wahl[35] were traded to Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids respectively. Bryan Arguez[36] and Miguel Montaño[37] were sent on loans and Bobby Burling, who was selected in the 2011 MLS Expansion Draft but never signed with the team, was traded to C.D. Chivas USA for an international roster slot.[38]

August 2012[edit]

On August 7, 2012, Impact swapped goalkeepers with Portland Timbers, sending Donovan Ricketts to Portland for Troy Perkins.[39]

On August 25, the expansion Montreal Impact set the record for most goals scored by an expansion team in MLS in a single season, with their 3–0 win against DC United, giving them 42 goals scored, breaking the mark of 40 goals scored by the Portland Timbers in 2011.[citation needed]

Competitions[edit]

Pre-season matches[edit]

Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic[edit]

Other pre-season matches[edit]

MLS regular season[edit]

Table[edit]

Eastern Conference Table
Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 Sporting Kansas City (E1) 63 34 18 7 9 42 27 +15 2012 MLS Cup Conference Semifinals
2 D.C. United 58 34 17 10 7 53 43 +10
3 New York Red Bulls 57 34 16 9 9 57 46 +11
4 Chicago Fire 57 34 17 11 6 46 41 +5 2012 MLS Cup Knockout Round
5 Houston Dynamo 53 34 14 9 11 48 41 +7
6 Columbus Crew 52 34 15 12 7 44 44 0
7 Montreal Impact 42 34 12 16 6 45 51 −6
8 Philadelphia Union 36 34 10 18 6 37 45 −8
9 New England Revolution 35 34 9 17 8 39 44 −5
10 Toronto FC 23 34 5 21 8 36 62 −26

Updated to matches played on 18:04 EDT October 28, 2012
Source: MLSSoccer.com
(E1) = Eastern Conference champion; (E2) = Eastern Conference runner-up; (E3) = Eastern Conference third seed; (WC) = Qualifies for playoffs via wild-card.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs, but not yet to the particular round indicated; (E) = Eliminated from playoff contention.

Overall Table
Pos
Team
Pts
Pld
W
L
D
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 San Jose Earthquakes (SS) 66 34 19 6 9 72 43 +29 Supporters' Shield & 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League 1
2 Sporting Kansas City 63 34 18 7 9 42 27 +15
3 D.C. United 58 34 17 10 7 53 43 +10
4 New York Red Bulls 57 34 16 9 9 57 46 +11
5 Real Salt Lake 57 34 17 11 6 46 35 +11
6 Chicago Fire 57 34 17 11 6 46 41 +5
7 Seattle Sounders FC 56 34 15 8 11 51 33 +18
8 LA Galaxy 54 34 16 12 6 59 47 +12
9 Houston Dynamo 53 34 14 9 11 48 41 +7
10 Columbus Crew 52 34 15 12 7 44 44 0
11 Vancouver Whitecaps FC 43 34 11 13 10 35 41 −6
12 Montreal Impact 42 34 12 16 6 45 51 −6
13 FC Dallas 39 34 9 13 12 42 47 −5
14 Colorado Rapids 37 34 11 19 4 44 50 −6
15 Philadelphia Union 36 34 10 18 6 37 45 −8
16 New England Revolution 35 34 9 17 8 39 44 −5
17 Portland Timbers 34 34 8 16 10 34 56 −22
18 Chivas USA 30 34 7 18 9 24 58 −34
19 Toronto FC 23 34 5 21 8 36 62 −26

Updated to games played on October 28, 2012
Source: MLSsoccer.com
(SS) = MLS Supporters' Shield
1The highest ranked U.S.-based MLS club qualifies to the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League (placed in Pot A). The other U.S. representatives in the 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League are:


Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld Pts W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD W L D GF GA GD
34 42 12 16 6 45 51 −6 10 4 3 31 19 +12 2 12 3 14 32 −18

Last updated: October 6, 2012
Source: 2012 Major League Soccer season
Pld = Matches played; Pts = Points; W = Matches won; D = Matches drawn; L = Matches lost; GF = Goals for; GA = Goals against; GD = Goal difference

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34
Ground A H A A A H A A H A H H A H A H H A H H A H A H H A H H A A H A A H
Result L D L L L W L D W W D L L W L W L L L W L W L W W W W W L L D D D L
Position 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 7 7 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 7

Last updated: October 6, 2012.
Source: Regular season matches
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

Match results[edit]

Amway Canadian championship[edit]

Regular Season Friendlies[edit]

MLS reserves[edit]

Main article: MLS Reserve League

The Montreal Impact will compete in the Eastern Division for the 2012 MLS Reserves season. The division consists of seven teams, including Columbus Crew, D.C. United, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union and Toronto FC.

League table[edit]

Pos Club Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
1 Columbus Crew Reserves (C) 10 7 2 1 21 9 +12 22
2 Montreal Impact Reserves 10 7 2 1 19 10 +9 22
3 Philadelphia Union Reserves 10 4 4 2 20 20 0 14
4 New York Red Bulls Reserves 10 3 5 2 14 16 −2 11
5 D.C. United Reserves 9 3 5 1 9 19 -10 10
6 New England Revolution Reserves 10 2 5 3 9 15 −6 9
7 Toronto FC Reserves 9 2 5 2 13 16 −3 8

Match results[edit]

Player information[edit]

Squad Information[edit]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age At Year End) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Troy Perkins United States GK (1981-07-29) July 29, 1981 (age 32) United States Portland Timbers
24 Greg Sutton Canada GK (1977-04-19) April 19, 1977 (age 37) United States New York Red Bulls
30 Evan Bush United States GK (1986-03-06) March 6, 1986 (age 28) Canada Montreal Impact (NASL)
Defenders
2 Nelson Rivas Colombia CB (1983-03-25) March 25, 1983 (age 31) Italy Inter Milan
3 Shavar Thomas Jamaica\United States CB (1981-01-29) January 29, 1981 (age 33) United States Sporting Kansas City
6 Hassoun Camara France CB\RB (1984-02-03) February 3, 1984 (age 30) Canada Montreal Impact (NASL)
13 Matteo Ferrari Italy\Algeria CB\LB (1979-12-05) December 5, 1979 (age 34) Turkey Beşiktaş J.K.
14 Alessandro Nesta Italy CB (1976-03-19) March 19, 1976 (age 38) Italy AC Milan
15 Jeb Brovsky United States RB (1988-12-03) December 3, 1988 (age 25) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
17 Dennis Iapichino Switzerland LB (1990-07-27) July 27, 1990 (age 23) Switzerland FC Lugano
19 Zarek Valentin United States RB (1991-10-06) October 6, 1991 (age 22) United States Chivas USA
29 Calum Mallace Scotland\United States LB\DM (1990-10-01) October 1, 1990 (age 23) United States Marquette Golden Eagles
31 Josh Gardner United States LB\CM (1982-09-14) September 14, 1982 (age 31) United States Columbus Crew
34 Karl Ouimette Canada CB\LB (1992-06-18) June 18, 1992 (age 22) Canada Montreal Impact Academy
Midfielders
7 Felipe Martins Brazil AM (1990-09-30) September 30, 1990 (age 23) Switzerland FC Lugano
8 Patrice Bernier Canada DM (1979-09-23) September 23, 1979 (age 34) Denmark Lyngby Boldklub
11 Sanna Nyassi The Gambia RM/AM (1989-01-31) January 31, 1989 (age 25) United States Colorado Rapids
18 Collen Warner United States CM/DM (1988-06-24) June 24, 1988 (age 26) United States Real Salt Lake
21 Justin Mapp United States LM/CM (1984-10-18) October 18, 1984 (age 29) United States Philadelphia Union
22 Davy Arnaud United States AM/RM (1980-06-22) June 22, 1980 (age 34) United States Sporting Kansas City
25 Lamar Neagle United States AM (1987-05-07) May 7, 1987 (age 27) United States Seattle Sounders FC
27 Bryan Arguez United States DM/CM (1989-01-13) January 13, 1989 (age 25) United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers
28 Siniša Ubiparipović Bosnia and Herzegovina\United States CM (1983-08-25) August 25, 1983 (age 30) Canada Montreal Impact (NASL)
Attackers
9 Marco Di Vaio Italy ST (1976-07-15) July 15, 1976 (age 37) Italy Bologna
16 Eduardo Sebrango Cuba\Canada ST (1973-04-13) April 13, 1973 (age 41) Canada Montreal Impact (NASL)
23 Bernardo Corradi Italy ST (1976-03-30) March 30, 1976 (age 38) Italy Udinese Calcio
32 Miguel Montaño Colombia ST (1991-06-25) June 25, 1991 (age 23) United States Seattle Sounders FC
33 Andrew Wenger United States CB/ST (1990-12-25) December 25, 1990 (age 23) United States Duke Blue Devils
36 Evan James Canada ST (1990-06-19) June 19, 1990 (age 24) United States Charlotte 49ers

Player transactions[edit]

In[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred From Fee/Notes Date Source
2 DF Colombia Nelson Rivas Italy Inter Milan Free October 3, 2011 [40]
6 DF France Hassoun Camara Canada Montreal Impact (NASL) Free October 11, 2011 [41]
30 GK United States Evan Bush Canada Montreal Impact (NASL) Free October 21, 2011 [42]
28 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Siniša Ubiparipović Canada Montreal Impact (NASL) Free November 1, 2011 [42]
19 DF United States Zarek Valentin United States Chivas USA Expansion Draft November 23, 2011 [43]
21 MF United States Justin Mapp United States Philadelphia Union Expansion Draft November 23, 2011 [43]
15 DF United States Jeb Brovsky Canada Vancouver Whitecaps Expansion Draft November 23, 2011 [43]
18 MF United States Collen Warner United States Real Salt Lake Expansion Draft November 23, 2011 [43]
31 DF United States Josh Gardner United States Columbus Crew Expansion Draft November 23, 2011 [43]
11 MF The Gambia Sanna Nyassi United States Colorado Rapids Expansion Draft November 23, 2011 [43]
17 FW United States Justin Braun United States Chivas USA Acquired with Gerson Mayen for James Riley November 23, 2011 [43]
5 DF United States Tyson Wahl United States Seattle Sounders Acquired for allocation money November 23, 2011 [44]
27 MF United States Bryan Arguez United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers Free November 25, 2011 [45]
22 MF United States Davy Arnaud United States Sporting Kansas City Acquired for Seth Sinovic and allocation money November 28, 2011 [46]
1 GK Jamaica Donovan Ricketts United States Los Angeles Galaxy Acquired for allocation money November 28, 2011 [47]
32 FW Colombia Miguel Montaño United States Seattle Sounders FC Free December 7, 2011 [49]
24 GK Canada Greg Sutton United States New York Red Bulls Free December 9, 2011 [50]
8 MF Canada Patrice Bernier Denmark Lyngby Boldklub Free December 19, 2011 [51]
7 MF Brazil Felipe Switzerland FC Lugano Free December 21, 2011 [52]
33 FW United States Andrew Wenger United States Duke Blue Devils 2012 MLS SuperDraft January 12, 2012 [53]
3 DF Jamaica Shavar Thomas United States Sporting Kansas City Free January 20, 2012 [54]
26 FW United States Mike Fucito United States Seattle Sounders FC Acquired with Lamar Neagle for Eddie Johnson February 17, 2012 [55]
25 MF United States Lamar Neagle United States Seattle Sounders FC Acquired with Mike Fucito for Eddie Johnson February 17, 2012 [55]
16 FW Cuba Eduardo Sebrango Canada Montreal Impact (NASL) Free February 21, 2012 [56]
13 DF Italy Matteo Ferrari Turkey Beşiktaş J.K. Free March 1, 2012 [57]
29 DF Scotland Calum Mallace United States Marquette Golden Eagles 2012 MLS SuperDraft March 1, 2012 [58]
36 FW Canada Evan James United States UNC Charlotte 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft March 1, 2012 [58]
38 DF Mexico Gienir García Mexico Cruz Azul Hidalgo Acquired his rights for the rights to Etienne Barbara March 1, 2012 [58]
23 FW Italy Bernardo Corradi Italy Udinese Calcio Free March 15, 2012 [59]
9 FW Italy Marco Di Vaio Italy Bologna F.C. 1909 Free May 24, 2012 [60]
34 DF Canada Karl Ouimette Canada Montreal Impact Academy Graduated from the Academy June 5, 2012 [61]
14 DF Italy Alessandro Nesta Italy AC Milan Free July 2, 2012 [62]
17 DF Switzerland Dennis Iapichino Switzerland FC Lugano Free July 11, 2012 [63]
1 GK United States Troy Perkins United States Portland Timbers Traded for Donovan Ricketts August 7, 2012 [64]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred to Fee/Notes Date Source
MF United States James Riley United States Chivas USA Traded for Justin Braun and Gerson Mayen November 23, 2011 [43]
DF United States Seth Sinovic United States Sporting Kansas City Traded for Davy Arnaud and allocation money November 28, 2011 [65]
FW United States Brian Ching United States Houston Dynamo Traded for a conditional pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft February 16, 2012 [66]
FW United States Eddie Johnson United States Seattle Sounders FC Traded for Mike Fucito and Lamar Neagle February 17, 2012 [55]
MF England Ian Westlake England Needham Market F.C. Waived February 28, 2012 [67]
MF El Salvador Gerson Mayen El Salvador C.D. FAS Waived March 1, 2012 [68]
26 FW United States Mike Fucito United States Portland Timbers Traded for either the Timbers’ highest second round pick in the 2013 MLS SuperDraft or a 2013 international roster slot conditional on Fucito's performance April 20, 2012 [69]
38 DF Mexico Gienir García Mexico Cruz Azul Hidalgo Waived May 25, 2012 [70]
DF United States Bobby Burling United States C.D. Chivas USA Traded for an International Roster Spot in 2013 July 6, 2012 [71]
17 FW United States Justin Braun United States Real Salt Lake Traded for a conditional draft pick July 11, 2012 [72]
5 DF United States Tyson Wahl United States Colorado Rapids Traded for an International Roster Spot in 2014 July 13, 2012 [73]
1 GK Jamaica Donovan Ricketts United States Portland Timbers Traded for Troy Perkins August 7, 2012 [74]

Loans Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned Too Loan End Date Date Source
27 MF United States Bryan Arguez CanadaFC Edmonton September 23, 2012 July 9, 2012 [75]
32 FW Colombia Miguel Montaño ColombiaDeportivo Cali January 15, 2013 July 16, 2012 [76]

International Caps[edit]

Players called for senior international duty during the 2012 season while under contract with the Montreal Impact.

Nationality Position Player Competition Date Opponent
The Gambia Gambia MF Sanna Nyassi 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualification February 29, 2012 v Algeria
Jamaica Jamaica GK Donovan Ricketts Friendly June 1, 2012 v Panama
Jamaica Jamaica GK Donovan Ricketts 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification June 8, 2012 v Guatemala
Canada Canada MF Patrice Bernier Friendly August 15, 2012 v Trinidad and Tobago
Jamaica Jamaica DF Shavar Thomas Friendly August 15, 2012 v El Salvador
Canada Canada MF Patrice Bernier 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification September 7, 2012 v Panama
Canada Canada MF Patrice Bernier 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification September 11, 2012 v Panama
Jamaica Jamaica DF Shavar Thomas 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification October 12, 2012 v Guatemala
Jamaica Jamaica DF Shavar Thomas 2012 Caribbean Cup December 8, 2012 v French Guiana
Jamaica Jamaica DF Shavar Thomas 2012 Caribbean Cup December 10, 2012 v Martinique

Management[edit]

Position Staff
Sporting Director Canada Nick De Santis
Director of Soccer Operations United States Matt Jordan
Director of Player Development & Head Coach of the Academy France Philippe Eullaffroy
Head Coach United States Jesse Marsch[77]
Assistant Coaches Canada Mauro Biello[78]
United States Mike Sorber[78]
Goalkeeping Coach United States Preston Burpo[78]
Team Manager Canada Adam Braz
Equipment Coordinator Netherlands Remy Eyckerman
Equipment Manager Italy Aldo Ricciuti

Last updated: November 24, 2011
Source: Montreal Impact Official Website

Statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

No. Nat Pos Player Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 United States GK Troy Perkins 9 0 9+0 0 0+0 0
2 Colombia DF Nelson Rivas 11 0 11+0 0 0+0 0
3 Jamaica DF Shavar Thomas 17 0 13+2 0 2+0 0
6 France DF Hassoun Camara 21 1 19+1 1 0+1 0
7 Brazil MF Felipe 32 4 30+0 4 1+1 0
8 Canada MF Patrice Bernier 28 9 25+2 9 1+0 0
9 Italy FW Marco Di Vaio 17 5 16+1 5 0+0 0
11 The Gambia MF Sanna Nyassi 30 6 17+11 6 2+0 0
13 Italy DF Matteo Ferrari 27 0 23+2 0 2+0 0
14 Italy DF Alessandro Nesta 8 0 8+0 0 0+0 0
15 United States DF Jeb Brovsky 30 0 25+3 0 2+0 0
16 Cuba FW Eduardo Sebrango 8 0 1+6 0 0+1 0
17 Switzerland DF Dennis Iapichino 7 0 5+2 0 0+0 0
18 United States MF Collen Warner 31 0 27+2 0 2+0 0
19 United States DF Zarek Valentin 14 1 13+1 1 0+0 0
21 United States MF Justin Mapp 28 2 21+6 2 0+1 0
22 United States MF Davy Arnaud 35 4 31+2 4 2+0 0
23 Italy FW Bernardo Corradi 13 4 7+4 4 2+0 0
24 Canada GK Greg Sutton 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
25 United States MF Lamar Neagle 24 2 11+12 2 1+0 0
27 United States MF Bryan Arguez 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Siniša Ubiparipović 14 2 3+9 2 1+1 0
29 Scotland MF Calum Mallace 4 0 4+0 0 0+0 0
30 United States GK Evan Bush 1 0 1+0 0 0+0 0
31 United States DF Josh Gardner 6 0 5+1 0 0+0 0
32 Colombia FW Miguel Montaño 3 0 1+2 0 0+0 0
33 United States FW Andrew Wenger 23 4 7+16 4 0+0 0
34 Canada DF Karl Ouimette 2 0 0+2 0 0+0 0
36 Canada MF Evan James 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0
Players who left the club during the season: (Statistics shown are the appearances made and goals scored while at Montreal Impact)
1 Jamaica GK Donovan Ricketts 26 0 24+0 0 2+0 0
5 United States DF Tyson Wahl 13 0 11+0 0 2+0 0
17 United States FW Justin Braun 13 0 5+7 0 0+1 0
26 United States FW Mike Fucito 1 0 0+1 0 0+0 0
38 Mexico DF Gienir García 0 0 0+0 0 0+0 0

Last updated: November 5, 2012
Source: Montreal Impact
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Goalkeeper stats[edit]

No. Nat. Player Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship
MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA
1  USA Troy Perkins 810 8 .89 810 8 0.89 0 0 0.00
1  JAM Donovan Ricketts 2316 41 1.59 2136 39 1.64 180 2 1.00
24  CAN Greg Sutton 24 1 3.75 24 1 3.75 0 0 0.00
30  USA Evan Bush 90 3 3.00 90 3 3.00 0 0 0.00

Last updated: July 24, 2012
Source: Montreal Impact
Italic: denotes player is no longer with team

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Nation Number Name Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship
1  CAN 8 Bernier 9 9 0
2  GAM 11 Nyassi 6 6 0
3  ITA 9 Di Vaio 5 5 0
4  BRA 7 Felipe 4 4 0
 USA 22 Arnaud 4 4 0
 ITA 23 Corradi 4 4 0
 USA 33 Wenger 4 4 0
8  USA 21 Mapp 2 2 0
 USA 25 Neagle 2 2 0
 BIH 28 Ubiparipović 2 2 0
11  FRA 6 Camara 1 1 0
 USA 19 Valentin 1 1 0

Last updated: November 5, 2012
Source: Montreal Impact

Disciplinary record[edit]

Includes all competitive matches. The list is sorted by position, and then shirt number.

N P Nat. Name Major League Soccer Canadian Championship N/A Others Total Notes
Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card Yellow card Second yellow card Red card
1 GK  USA Troy Perkins
1 GK  JAM Donovan Ricketts
24 GK  CAN Greg Sutton
30 GK  USA Evan Bush
2 DF  COL Nelson Rivas 2 1 2 1 Suspend for 3 games
3 DF  JAM Shavar Thomas 2 2
5 DF  USA Tyson Wahl 3 3
6 DF  FRA Hassoun Camara 2 1 2 1 Suspend for 2 games
13 DF  ITA Matteo Ferrari 3 3
14 DF  ITA Alessandro Nesta
15 DF  USA Jeb Brovsky 1 1 1 1 Suspend for 1 game
17 DF   SWI Dennis Iapichino 2 2
19 DF  USA Zarek Valentin 1 1
29 DF  SCO Calum Mallace
31 DF  USA Josh Gardner 1 1
34 DF  CAN Karl Ouimette
38 DF  MEX Gienir García
7 MF  BRA Felipe 5 5 Suspend for 1 game
8 MF  CAN Patrice Bernier 5 5 Suspend for 1 game
11 MF  GAM Sanna Nyassi 9 1 10 Suspend for 1 game
18 MF  USA Collen Warner 6 6
21 MF  USA Justin Mapp
22 MF  USA Davy Arnaud 7 7 Suspend for 1 game
25 MF  USA Lamar Neagle 1 1
27 MF  USA Bryan Arguez
28 MF  BIH Siniša Ubiparipović 1 1
9 FW  ITA Marco Di Vaio 1 1
16 FW  CUB Eduardo Sebrango
17 FW  USA Justin Braun
23 FW  ITA Bernardo Corradi 3 3
26 FW  USA Mike Fucito
32 FW  COL Miguel Montaño
33 FW  USA Andrew Wenger
36 FW  CAN Evan James

Last updated: July 24, 2012
Source: Competitive matches
Only competitive matches
Ordered by Red card, Second yellow card and Yellow card
Yellow card = Number of bookings; Second yellow card = Number of sending offs after a second yellow card; Red card = Number of sending offs by a direct red card.

Italic: denotes no longer with club.

Recognition[edit]

MLS Player of the Month[edit]

Month Player/Manager Nation Position Report
August Bernier  Canada MF MLS Player of the Month: August

MLS Player of the Week[edit]

Week Player/Manager Nation Position Report
13–15 Bernier  Canada MF MLS Player of the Week: 13–15

MLS Team of the Week[edit]

Week Player/Manager Nation Position Report
2 Felipe  Brazil MF MLS Team of the Week: 2
8 Ferrari  Italy DF MLS Team of the Week: 8
9 Rivas  Colombia DF MLS Team of the Week: 9
9 Bernier  Canada MF MLS Team of the Week: 9
12 Bernier  Canada MF MLS Team of the Week: 12
13–15 Rivas  Colombia DF MLS Team of the Week: 13–15
13–15 Bernier  Canada MF MLS Team of the Week: 13–15
16 Arnaud  United States MF MLS Team of the Week: 16
21 Felipe  Brazil MF MLS Team of the Week: 21
22 Nesta  Italy DF MLS Team of the Week: 22
22 Felipe  Brazil MF MLS Team of the Week: 22
24 Bernier  Canada MF MLS Team of the Week: 24
24 Neagle  United States MF MLS Team of the Week: 24
25 Bernier  Canada MF MLS Team of the Week: 25
32 Ferrari  Italy DF MLS Team of the Week: 32

MLS Save of the Week[edit]

Week Player/Manager Nation Save Report
5 Ricketts  Jamaica 35' SOTW
23 Perkins  United States 70' SOTW

MLS Goal of the Week[edit]

Week Player Nation Goal Report
22 Felipe  Brazil 78' GOTW
23 Nyassi  Gambia 61' GOTW
24 Neagle  United States 61' GOTW
25 Di Vaio  Italy 24' GOTW

MLS Coach of the Week[edit]

Week Player/Manager Nation Report
9 Marsch  United States MLS Team of the Week: 9

Montreal Impact MVP[edit]

Year Player Nation Position Report
2012 Bernier  Canada MF Impact MVP 2012

Miscellany[edit]

Allocation ranking[edit]

Montreal is in the No. 19 position in the MLS Allocation Ranking after using the No. 1 position to select Eddie Johnson.[79] The allocation ranking is the mechanism used to determine which MLS club has first priority to acquire a U.S. National Team player who signs with MLS after playing abroad, or a former MLS player who returns to the league after having gone to a club abroad for a transfer fee. A ranking can be traded, provided that part of the compensation received in return is another club’s ranking.[79]

International roster slots[edit]

Montreal has 9 MLS International Roster Slots for use in the 2012 season. Each club in Major League Soccer is allocated 8 international roster spots and Montreal acquired one slot in a trade with Portland Timbers.

Future draft pick trades[edit]

Future picks acquired: *2013 MLS SuperDraft conditional round 2 pick from Portland Timbers; *2013 MLS SuperDraft conditional pick from Houston Dynamo; *2013 Supplemental Draft conditional pick from Columbus Crew; *2014 MLS SuperDraft conditional pick from Real Salt Lake.
Future picks traded: *2015 Supplemental Draft round 4 pick to Portland Timbers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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