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
GP
W
L
T
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
Notation Key:

(E1) = Eastern Conference champion
Overall Table
Pos
Team
Pts
GP
W
L
T
GF
GA
GD
Qualification or relegation
1 San Jose Earthquakes (SS) 66 34 19 6 9 72 43 +29 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 2013–14 CONCACAF Champions League 1
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 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League 2

Updated to matches played on October 28, 2012. Source: MLSSoccer.com
Notation Key:

(SS) = Supporters Shield winner

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:

2Toronto FC qualified for the 2012–13 CONCACAF Champions League as winners of the 2012 Canadian Championship.

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 = Loss; 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 34) United States Portland Timbers
24 Greg Sutton Canada GK (1977-04-19) April 19, 1977 (age 38) United States New York Red Bulls
30 Evan Bush United States GK (1986-03-06) March 6, 1986 (age 29) Canada Montreal Impact (NASL)
Defenders
2 Nelson Rivas Colombia CB (1983-03-25) March 25, 1983 (age 32) Italy Inter Milan
3 Shavar Thomas Jamaica CB (1981-01-29) January 29, 1981 (age 34) United States Sporting Kansas City
6 Hassoun Camara France CB\RB (1984-02-03) February 3, 1984 (age 31) Canada Montreal Impact (NASL)
13 Matteo Ferrari Italy CB\LB (1979-12-05) December 5, 1979 (age 35) Turkey Beşiktaş J.K.
14 Alessandro Nesta Italy CB (1976-03-19) March 19, 1976 (age 39) Italy AC Milan
15 Jeb Brovsky United States RB (1988-12-03) December 3, 1988 (age 26) Canada Vancouver Whitecaps FC
17 Dennis Iapichino Switzerland LB (1990-07-27) July 27, 1990 (age 25) Switzerland FC Lugano
19 Zarek Valentin United States RB (1991-10-06) October 6, 1991 (age 23) United States Chivas USA
29 Calum Mallace Scotland LB\DM (1990-10-01) October 1, 1990 (age 24) United States Marquette Golden Eagles
31 Josh Gardner United States LB\CM (1982-09-14) September 14, 1982 (age 32) United States Columbus Crew
34 Karl Ouimette Canada CB\LB (1992-06-18) June 18, 1992 (age 23) Canada Montreal Impact Academy
Midfielders
7 Felipe Martins Brazil AM (1990-09-30) September 30, 1990 (age 24) Switzerland FC Lugano
8 Patrice Bernier Canada DM (1979-09-23) September 23, 1979 (age 35) Denmark Lyngby Boldklub
11 Sanna Nyassi The Gambia RM/AM (1989-01-31) January 31, 1989 (age 26) United States Colorado Rapids
18 Collen Warner United States CM/DM (1988-06-24) June 24, 1988 (age 27) United States Real Salt Lake
21 Justin Mapp United States LM/CM (1984-10-18) October 18, 1984 (age 30) United States Philadelphia Union
22 Davy Arnaud United States AM/RM (1980-06-22) June 22, 1980 (age 35) United States Sporting Kansas City
25 Lamar Neagle United States AM (1987-05-07) May 7, 1987 (age 28) United States Seattle Sounders FC
27 Bryan Arguez United States DM/CM (1989-01-13) January 13, 1989 (age 26) United States Fort Lauderdale Strikers
28 Siniša Ubiparipović Bosnia and Herzegovina CM (1983-08-25) August 25, 1983 (age 32) Canada Montreal Impact (NASL)
Attackers
9 Marco Di Vaio Italy ST (1976-07-15) July 15, 1976 (age 39) Italy Bologna
16 Eduardo Sebrango Cuba ST (1973-04-13) April 13, 1973 (age 42) Canada Montreal Impact (NASL)
23 Bernardo Corradi Italy ST (1976-03-30) March 30, 1976 (age 39) Italy Udinese Calcio
32 Miguel Montaño Colombia ST (1991-06-25) June 25, 1991 (age 24) United States Seattle Sounders FC
33 Andrew Wenger United States CB/ST (1990-12-25) December 25, 1990 (age 24) United States Duke Blue Devils
36 Evan James Canada ST (1990-06-19) June 19, 1990 (age 25) 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, minutes played, and goals scored[edit]

No. Nat. Player Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship Ref.
App. Min. Gls App. Min. Gls App. Min. Gls
Goalkeepers
1 United States Troy Perkins 9 810 0 9 810 0 0 0 0
24 Canada Greg Sutton 1 24 0 1 24 0 0 0 0
30 United States Evan Bush 1 90 0 1 90 0 0 0 0
Defenders
2 Colombia Nelson Rivas 11 858 0 11 858 0 0 0 0
3 Jamaica Shavar Thomas 17 1391 0 15 1255 0 2 136 0
6 France Hassoun Camara 21 1678 1 20 1663 1 1 15 0
13 Italy Matteo Ferrari 27 2209 0 25 2029 0 2 180 0
14 Italy Alessandro Nesta 8 633 0 8 633 0 0 0 0
15 United States Jeb Brovsky 30 2398 1 28 2233 0 2 165 0
17 Switzerland Dennis Iapichino 7 438 0 7 438 0 0 0 0
19 United States Zarek Valentin 15 1161 1 15 1161 1 0 0 0
31 United States Josh Gardner 6 451 0 6 451 0 0 0 0
34 Canada Karl Ouimette 2 66 0 2 66 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
7 Brazil Felipe 32 2782 4 30 2652 4 2 130 0
8 Canada Patrice Bernier 28 2240 9 27 2194 0 1 46 0
11 The Gambia Sanna Nyassi 30 1896 6 28 1716 6 2 180 0
18 United States Collen Warner 30 2521 0 29 2431 0 2 180 0
21 United States Justin Mapp 28 1685 2 27 1641 2 1 44 0
22 United States Davy Arnaud 35 2945 4 33 2765 4 2 180 0
25 United States Lamar Neagle 24 1157 2 23 1086 2 1 71 0
27 United States Bryan Arguez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina Siniša Ubiparipović 14 434 2 12 325 2 2 109 0
29 Scotland Calum Mallace 4 289 0 4 289 0 0 0 0
36 Canada Evan James 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
9 Italy Marco Di Vaio 17 1366 5 17 1366 5 0 0 0
16 Cuba Eduardo Sebrango 8 128 0 7 120 0 1 8 0
23 Italy Bernardo Corradi 13 791 4 11 619 4 2 172 0
32 Colombia Miguel Montaño 3 115 0 3 115 0 0 0 0
33 United States Andrew Wenger 23 823 4 23 823 4 0 0 0
No Longer with the Club
1 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts 26 2316 0 24 2136 0 2 180 0
5 United States Tyson Wahl 13 1170 0 11 990 0 2 180 0
17 United States Justin Braun 13 498 0 12 494 0 1 4 0
26 United States Mike Fucito 1 26 0 1 26 0 0 0 0
38 Mexico Gienir García 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: November 5, 2012

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 left the club during the season.

Top scorers[edit]

No. Nat. Player Pos. MLS CC TOTAL
8 Canada Patrice Bernier MF 9 9
11 The Gambia Sanna Nyassi MF 6 6
9 Italy Marco Di Vaio FW 5 5
7 Brazil Felipe MF 4 4
22 United States Davy Arnaud MF 4 4
23 Italy Bernardo Corradi FW 4 4
33 United States Andrew Wenger FW 4 4
21 United States Justin Mapp MF 2 2
25 United States Lamar Neagle MF 2 2
28 Bosnia and Herzegovina Siniša Ubiparipović MF 2 2
6 France Hassoun Camara DF 1 1
19 United States Zarek Valentin DF 1 1
Totals 45 0 45

Last updated: November 5, 2012
Source: Montreal Impact

Top assists[edit]

No. Nat. Player Pos. Major League Soccer Canadian Championship TOTAL
7 Brazil Felipe MF 10 10
8 Canada Patrice Bernier MF 8 8
21 United States Justin Mapp MF 5 5
9 Italy Marco Di Vaio FW 3 3
11 The Gambia Sanna Nyassi MF 3 3
22 United States Davy Arnaud MF 3 3
6 France Hassoun Camara DF 2 2
25 United States Lamar Neagle MF 2 2
2 Colombia Nelson Rivas DF 1 1
15 United States Jeb Brovsky DF 1 1
17 United States Justin Braun MF 1 1
17 Switzerland Dennis Iapichino DF 1 1
18 United States Collen Warner MF 1 1
19 United States Zarek Valentin DF 1 1
23 Italy Bernardo Corradi FW 1 1
Totals 43 0 43

Last updated: November 5, 2012
Source: Montreal Impact
Italic: denotes player left the club during the season.

Clean sheets[edit]

No. Nat. Player Major League Soccer Canadian Championship TOTAL
1 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts 3 1 4
1 United States Troy Perkins 2 2
Totals 5 1 6

Last updated: November 12, 2012
Source: Montreal Impact
Italic: denotes player left the club during the season.

Top minutes played[edit]

No. Nat. Player Pos. Major League Soccer Canadian Championship TOTAL
22 United States Davy Arnaud MF 2765 180 2945
7 Brazil Felipe MF 2456 130 2782
18 United States Collen Warner MF 2431 180 2521
15 United States Jeb Brovsky DF 2233 165 2398
1 Jamaica Donovan Ricketts GK 2136 180 2316
8 Canada Patrice Bernier MF 2194 46 2240
13 Italy Matteo Ferrari DF 2029 180 2209
11 The Gambia Sanna Nyassi MF 1716 180 1896
21 United States Justin Mapp MF 1641 44 1685
6 France Hassoun Camara DF 1663 15 1678

Last updated: November 12, 2012
Source: Montreal Impact
Italic: denotes player left the club during the season.

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 United States Troy Perkins
1 GK Jamaica Donovan Ricketts
24 GK Canada Greg Sutton
30 GK United States Evan Bush
2 DF Colombia Nelson Rivas 2 1 2 1 Suspend for 3 games
3 DF Jamaica Shavar Thomas 2 2
5 DF United States Tyson Wahl 3 3
6 DF France Hassoun Camara 2 1 2 1 Suspend for 2 games
13 DF Italy Matteo Ferrari 3 3
14 DF Italy Alessandro Nesta
15 DF United States Jeb Brovsky 1 1 1 1 Suspend for 1 game
17 DF Switzerland Dennis Iapichino 2 2
19 DF United States Zarek Valentin 1 1
29 DF Scotland Calum Mallace
31 DF United States Josh Gardner 1 1
34 DF Canada Karl Ouimette
38 DF Mexico Gienir García
7 MF Brazil Felipe 5 5 Suspend for 1 game
8 MF Canada Patrice Bernier 5 5 Suspend for 1 game
11 MF The Gambia Sanna Nyassi 9 1 10 Suspend for 1 game
18 MF United States Collen Warner 6 6
21 MF United States Justin Mapp
22 MF United States Davy Arnaud 7 7 Suspend for 1 game
25 MF United States Lamar Neagle 1 1
27 MF United States Bryan Arguez
28 MF Bosnia and Herzegovina Siniša Ubiparipović 1 1
9 FW Italy Marco Di Vaio 1 1
16 FW Cuba Eduardo Sebrango
17 FW United States Justin Braun
23 FW Italy Bernardo Corradi 3 3
26 FW United States Mike Fucito
32 FW Colombia Miguel Montaño
33 FW United States Andrew Wenger
36 FW Canada Evan James

Last updated: July 24, 2012
Source: 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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