2020 Montreal Impact season

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Montreal Impact
2020 season
OwnerJoey Saputo
PresidentKevin Gilmore
ManagerThierry Henry
StadiumSaputo Stadium
MLS Cup PlayoffsTBD
Canadian ChampionshipTBD
← 2019
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The 2020 Montreal Impact season was the club's 27th season of existence, and their 9th in Major League Soccer, the top tier of the Canadian soccer pyramid.

Current squad[edit]

Source, As of January 24, 2019:[1][2]

No. Name Nationality Position Date of Birth (Age At Year End) Previous Club
Goalkeepers
1 Evan Bush  US GK (1986-03-06) March 6, 1986 (age 33) Canada Montreal Impact (NASL)
23 Clément Diop  SEN GK (1993-10-12) October 12, 1993 (age 26) United States LA Galaxy
41 James Pantemis  CAN GK (1997-02-21) February 21, 1997 (age 22) Canada FC Montreal
Defenders
4 Rudy Camacho  FRA CB (1991-03-05) March 5, 1991 (age 28) Belgium Waasland-Beveren
15 Rod Fanni  FRA CB (1981-12-06) December 6, 1981 (age 38) Canada Montreal Impact
16 Joel Waterman  CAN CB (1996-01-24) January 24, 1996 (age 24) Canada Cavalry FC
22 Jukka Raitala  FIN LB (1988-09-15) September 15, 1988 (age 31) United States Los Angeles FC
24 Karifa Yao  CAN CB (2000-09-20) September 20, 2000 (age 19) Canada Montreal Impact Academy
26 Jorge Corrales  CUB LB (1991-05-20) May 20, 1991 (age 28) United States Chicago Fire
Midfielders
6 Samuel Piette  CAN DM (1994-11-12) November 12, 1994 (age 25) Spain CD Izarra
8 Saphir Taïder  ALG DM (1992-02-29) February 29, 1992 (age 27) Italy Bologna
10 Ignacio Piatti  ARG AM (1985-02-04) February 4, 1985 (age 34) Argentina San Lorenzo de Almagro
14 Amar Sejdič  BIH AM (1996-11-29) November 29, 1996 (age 23) United States Maryland Terrapins
17 Ballou Tabla  CAN AM (1999-03-31) March 31, 1999 (age 20) Spain FC Barcelona B
27 Clément Bayiha  CAN RB (1999-03-08) March 8, 1999 (age 20) Canada Ottawa Fury
28 Shamit Shome  CAN AM (1997-09-05) September 5, 1997 (age 22) Canada FC Edmonton
29 Mathieu Choinière  CAN AM (1999-02-07) February 7, 1999 (age 20) Canada Montreal Impact Academy
Attackers
9 Bojan Krkić  SPA ST (1990-08-28) August 28, 1990 (age 29) England Stoke City F.C.
11 Anthony Jackson-Hamel  CAN ST (1993-08-03) August 3, 1993 (age 26) Canada Montreal Impact Academy
18 Orji Okwonkwo  NGR FW (1998-01-19) January 19, 1998 (age 22) Italy Bologna
21 Lassi Lappalainen  FIN FW (1998-08-24) August 24, 1998 (age 21) Italy Bologna
30 Romell Quioto  HON FW (1991-08-09) August 9, 1991 (age 28) United States Houston Dynamo
37 Maximiliano Urruti  ARG FW (1991-02-22) February 22, 1991 (age 28) United States FC Dallas

International roster slots[edit]

Montreal has nine MLS International Roster Slots for use in the 2020 season. Montreal has eight slots allotted from the league and the team acquired one spots in a trade with the Nashville SC.

Player Movement[edit]

In[edit]

Per Major League Soccer and club policies terms of the deals do not get disclosed.

No. Pos. Player Transferred from Fee/Notes Date Source
30 FW Honduras Romell Quioto United States Houston Dynamo Traded for $100K GAM and Víctor Cabrera November 20, 2019 [4]
16 DF Canada Joel Waterman Canada Cavalry FC Undisclosed Fee January 14, 2020 [5]
17 MF Canada Ballou Tabla Spain FC Barcelona B Undisclosed Fee January 15, 2019 [6]

Out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Transferred To Fee/Notes Date Source
3 DF United States Daniel Lovitz United States Nashville SC Traded for $50K TAM, $50K GAM and an International roster spot in 2020 November 19, 2019 [7]
2 DF Argentina Víctor Cabrera United States Houston Dynamo Traded with $100K GAM for Romell Quioto November 20, 2019 [4]
15 DF Canada Thomas Meilleur-Giguère Canada Pacific FC Option declined November 21, 2019 [8]
40 GK Canada Jason Beaulieu Option declined November 21, 2019 [8]
25 DF Canada Daniel Kinumbe Canada HFX Wanderers FC Option declined November 21, 2019 [8]
13 MF Japan Ken Krolicki United States Portland Timbers 2 Option declined November 21, 2019 [8]
16 MF Chile Jeisson Vargas Chile Unión La Calera Option declined November 21, 2019 [8]
33 DF France Bacary Sagna Out of contract November 21, 2019 [8]

Loans in[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned from Loan start date Loan end date Source
21 FW Finland Lassi Lappalainen Italy Bologna F.C. 1909 November 21, 2019 June 30, 2020 [9]
18 FW Nigeria Orji Okwonkwo Italy Bologna F.C. 1909 January 24, 2020 December 31, 2020 [10]

Loans out[edit]

No. Pos. Player Loaned to Loan start date Loan end date Source

Draft picks[edit]

Round No. Pos. Player College/Club team Transaction Source
1(9)
3(56)
3(60)
3(61)

International caps[edit]

Players called for senior international duty during the 2020 season while under contract with the Montreal Impact.

Nationality Position Player Competition Date Opponent Minutes played Score
Canada Canada MF Samuel Piette Friendly January 7, 2020 v Barbados 57' 4–1
Canada Canada MF Shamit Shome Friendly January 7, 2020 v Barbados 33' 4–1
Canada Canada MF Samuel Piette Friendly January 10, 2020 v Barbados 46' 4–1
Canada Canada MF Shamit Shome Friendly January 10, 2020 v Barbados 44' 4–1
Canada Canada MF Samuel Piette Friendly January 15, 2020 v Iceland 90' 0–1

Friendlies[edit]

Review[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Major League Soccer[edit]

Review[edit]

March[edit]

Tables[edit]

Eastern Conference[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts Qualification
5 D.C. United 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 First round & 2021 Leagues Cup
6 Inter Miami CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 First round
7 Montreal Impact[a] 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 New England Revolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 New York City FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on February 29, 2020. Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goal differential; 7) away goals scored ; 8) home goals scored; 9) home goal differential; 10) coin toss or drawing of lots.
Notes:
  1. ^ Canadian clubs cannot qualify for the 2021 CONCACAF Champions League through MLS play.

Overall[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L T GF GA GD Pts
11 Los Angeles FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Minnesota United FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Montreal Impact 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Nashville SC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 New England Revolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
First match(es) will be played on February 29, 2020. Source: MLS
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) total wins; 3) total goal differential; 4) total goals scored; 5) disciplinary points; 6) away goals scored; 7) away goal differential; 8) coin toss or drawing of lots

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
0 0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0  0 0 0 0 0 0  0

Last updated: November 20, 2019
Source: 2020 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


Matches[edit]

Unless otherwise noted, all times in EST

Canadian Championship[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Qualifying round
June
Quarter-finals
July
Semi-finals
August
Final
September
                      
FC Edmonton
Pacific FC
Vancouver Whitecaps FC
 
 
 
Valour FC
Forge FC
Cavalry FC
 
 
 
HFX Wanderers
A.S. Blainville
Montreal Impact
 
 
 
York9
Master's FA
Toronto FC
 

Concacaf Champions League[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  Round of 16 Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                             
Costa Rica Saprissa  
Canada Montreal Impact  
  Winner R16-8  
  Winner R16-7  
Honduras Olimpia
United States Seattle Sounders FC  
  Winner QF4[†]  
  Winner QF3[†]  
Costa Rica San Carlos  
United States New York City FC  
  Winner R16-6
  Winner R16-5  
El Salvador Alianza
Mexico UANL  
  Winner SF2[†]
  Winner SF1[†]
Mexico León  
United States Los Angeles FC  
  Winner R16-4
  Winner R16-3  
Jamaica Portmore United
Mexico Cruz Azul  
  Winner QF2[†]
  Winner QF1[†]  
Guatemala Comunicaciones  
Mexico América  
  Winner R16-2
  Winner R16-1  
Honduras Motagua
United States Atlanta United FC  
  1. Order of legs to be decided, with the team in each tie that have the better performance in previous rounds hosting the second leg.

Matches[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Appearances, Minutes Played, and Goals Scored[edit]

No. Nat. Player Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship MLS Playoffs Ref.
App. Min. Gls App. Min. Gls App. Min. Gls App. Min. Gls
Goalkeepers
1 United States Evan Bush 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Senegal Clément Diop 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 Canada James Pantemis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Defenders
4 France Rudy Camacho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 France Rod Fanni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Canada Joel Waterman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Finland Jukka Raitala 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Canada Karifa Yao 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Cuba Jorge Corrales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Midfielders
6 Canada Samuel Piette 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Algeria Saphir Taïder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Argentina Ignacio Piatti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Amar Sejdič 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Canada Ballou Tabla 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Canada Clément Bayiha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Canada Shamit Shome 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Canada Mathieu Choinière 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forwards
9 Spain Bojan Krkić 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Canada Anthony Jackson-Hamel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Nigeria Orji Okwonkwo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Finland Lassi Lappalainen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Honduras Romell Quioto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 Argentina Maximiliano Urruti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
No Longer with the Club
Last updated: January 24, 2019

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Nat. Player Pos. MLS Canadian Champ Champions League TOTAL
Totals 0 0 0 0

Updated to match played November 20, 2019
Source: Montreal Impact
Italic: denotes player left the club during the season.

Top Assists[edit]

Rank Nat. Player Pos. MLS Canadian Champ Champions League TOTAL
Totals 0 0 0 0

Updated to match played November 20, 2020
Source: Montreal Impact
Italic: denotes player left the club during the season.

Goals Against Average[edit]

No. Nat. Player Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship Champions League
MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA MIN GA GAA
1  US Evan Bush 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
23  SEN Clément Diop 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00
41  CAN James Pantemis 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00

Updated to match played December 6, 2019
Source: Montreal Impact
Italic: denotes player left the club during the season.

Clean sheets[edit]

No. Nat. Player MLS Canadian Championship Champions League TOTAL
Totals 0 0 0 0

Updated to match played November 20, 2019
Source: MLSsoccer.com

Top minutes played[edit]

No. Nat. Player Pos. MLS Canadian Champ Champions League TOTAL

Updated to match played November 20, 2019
Source: Montreal Impact
Italic: denotes player left the club during the season.

Yellow and red cards[edit]

No. Player Total Major League Soccer Canadian Championship Champions League Ref.
Yellow card Yellow card Red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Red card Red card Yellow card Yellow card Red card Red card
1 Evan Bush 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Rudy Camacho 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Samuel Piette 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Saphir Taïder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Bojan Krkić 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Ignacio Piatti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Anthony Jackson-Hamel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Amar Sejdič 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Rod Fanni 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Joel Waterman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Ballou Tabla 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Orji Okwonkwo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Lassi Lappalainen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 Jukka Raitala 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 Clément Diop 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 Jorge Corrales 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Clément Bayiha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
28 Shamit Shome 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
29 Mathieu Choinière 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 Romell Quioto 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
37 Maximiliano Urruti 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
41 James Pantemis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Last updated: January 24, 2019

Recognition[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Montreal Impact — Roster — Players". impactmontreal.com. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  2. ^ "FC Montreal unveils its 2016 roster". impactmontreal.com. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Wandrille Lefèvre". montrealimpact.com. April 1, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "Impact acquires Honduran international winger Romell Quioto". montrealimpact.com. November 21, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  5. ^ } "Impact acquires Canadian centre back Joel Waterman" Check |url= value (help). montrealimpact.com. January 14, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2020.
  6. ^ "Impact completes permanent transfer of Ballou Tabla". montrealimpact.com. January 15, 2020. Retrieved January 15, 2020.
  7. ^ "Montreal Impact acquires allocation money, international roster spot from Nashville SC". montrealimpact.com. November 20, 2010. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "Impact exercises options for 11 players". impactmontreal.com. November 21, 2019. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  9. ^ "Impact acquires Finland international Lassi Lappalainen on loan". montrealimpact.com. July 25, 2019. Retrieved July 25, 2019.
  10. ^ "Impact re-acquires Orji Okwonkwo on loan". montrealimpact.com. January 24, 2020. Retrieved January 24, 2020.