Montreal Impact 2014 Season
In just their second season as an MLS squad, Montreal Impact achieved some notable records in 2013 – first, claiming the 2013 Amway Canadian Championship (their first as an MLS side; Impact also won in 2008 as a USL First Division entry) and Canada’s lone representative in CONCACAF Champions League; and qualifying for the 2013 MLS Cup Playoffs as the fifth seed and second wild card. Though Impact dropped their wild-card game to Houston, they had established a new mark to aim for going forward. Italian striker Marco di Vaio lit up MLS nets 20 times in 2013, and was a league MVP finalist. Midfielder Patrice Bernier is also a player to keep an eye on, as the team’s #2 goal scorer.
10/28/13 – The Impact grabbed the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference and will matchup against the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium Thursday. Earlier this season, the Montreal Impact were one of the most feared teams in MLS in large part to forward and MVP contender Marco Di Vaio. While Vaio can lead the charge, he’ll need others to contribute on the road. If Montreal can win the one-game play-in match, earning their first win over the Dynamo in two seasons, they’ll face the 2013 Supporters' Shield winner, New York Red Bulls. The Impact qualified for the MLS Cup Playoffs in only its second year in the League thanks to some help from New York who beat Chicago, Sunday.