Montreal Impact Academy

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Montreal Impact Academy
Montreal Impact (MLS) logo.svg
Full name Montreal Impact Academy
Nickname(s) L'Impact
Founded 2010
Ground Saputo Stadium
Montreal, Quebec
Ground Capacity 20 341
Owner Joey Saputo
Head Coach Philippe Eullaffroy
League Canadian Soccer League (2012)
Exhibition season (2013)
2012 Regular season: 2nd
Playoffs: Runners up
Website Club home page


Montreal Impact Academy (French: L'Academie De L'Impact De Montreal) is a Canadian professional soccer team based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 2010, their U-23 team is currently playing in the USL Premier Development League. They serve as the Academy to their parent club Montreal Impact.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 2010 by Montreal Impact after Trois-Rivières Attak decided to take a sabbatical for the 2010 season. Attak which is owned by Tony Iannitto waived his players rights and opened his territory for the benefit of the Impact Academy. Montreal repatriated all the players and coaching staff from Trois-Rivieres to form the Academy while the Attak decided to sit out the 2010 season for undisclosed reasons.[citation needed]

Logo from 2010 and 2011 before the senior team entered MLS

In 2013 their U-21 team left the Canadian Soccer League after numerous match fixing allegations.

In 2013-14 the U-17/18 team played in the US Soccer Academy.[1]

Players[edit]

Current U-23 roster[edit]

as of February 17, 2014.[2]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
41 Canada GK Jason Beaulieu
44 Canada DF Amine Meftouh
45 Canada FW Victor Ndiaye
46 Canada MF Philippe Lincourt-Joseph
47 Canada FW Michael Bilak
48 Canada MF Kevin Luarca [3]
49 Canada MF Louis Béland-Goyette
50 Canada MF Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé
53 Burundi MF Chris-Michel Rumuri
54 Canada DF John Dinkota
No. Position Player
56 Canada FW Anthony Jackson-Hamel
57 Canada FW Yacine Ait Slimane
58 Canada DF Kévin Lafond
59 Canada MF Emad Houache
65 Canada GK Samuel Dufort
66 Canada DF Janouk Charbonneau
67 Canada FW Frédéric Lajoie-Gravelle
69 Canada DF Jems Geffrard
71 Canada FW Charles Joly

Current U-18 roster[edit]

as of October 17, 2012.[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Canada GK Yann-Alexandre Fillion
3 Canada FW Abdoulaye Samaké
4 Canada DF Mélé Temguia
5 Canada MF Mastanabal Kacher
6 Canada FW Guillaume Trudel
7 Canada MF Samuel Duffek
9 Canada DF Léonardo Kossaka
10 Canada MF Nevello Yoseke
12 Canada DF Mitchel Bringolf
15 Canada MF Jonathan Vallée
No. Position Player
19 Canada DF Zachary Sukunda
20 Canada MF Marco Dominguez
21 Canada MF Heikel Jarras
22 Canada GK David Paulmin
23 Canada DF Simon Lemire
24 Canada DF Méderic Gervais
28 Canada DF William Thavixay
39 Canada DF Aron Mkungilwa
40 Canada MF Logan Mootoosamy
47 Canada GK Erhan Yilmaz

Graduated former players[edit]

Staff[edit]

President

Executive Vice President

Vice President

  • John Di Terlizzi

Technical Director

Head Coach

  • France Philippe Eullaffroy

Assistant Coach

  • Canada Nicolas Gagnon

Year-by-Year[edit]

Outdoor Team[edit]

Year Division League Reg. Season Playoffs Avg. Attendance
2010 1 Canadian Soccer League 9th DNQ
2011 1 Canadian Soccer League 6th Quarter-finals
2012 1 Canadian Soccer League 2nd Runners up

Stadia[edit]

The Academy currently plays its home games at Saputo Stadium, a soccer-specific stadium which opened in May 2008. As the name suggests, the stadium was funded privately (mainly by the Saputo family). Seating 20,341 supporters, Saputo Stadium is located just east of Olympic Stadium in the city's east end. Currently the seating is restricted just to the north grand stand.

  • CS St Jean De Vianney (2012-)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "U-17/18: FC Dallas, Bethesda-Olney, PDA and Montreal Impact Advance to Semifinals". ussoccer.com. 7 July 2014. Retrieved 10 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "U21 - Eds-Académie". Academieimpactmontreal.com. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Di Pietro, Alex (June 16, 2010). "Luaraca eyes pro possibilities". The Suburban. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  4. ^ "U18 - Eds-Académie". Academieimpactmontreal.com. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 

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