Rest, Recharge and Start Off-Season Workout Plans

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There comes a time for every team in the MLS when you hit the off-season and it’s time to relax, regenerate and start your off-season workout plans. Unfortunately for the Montreal Impact this has come early. No thanks to the Houston Dynamo.

Most players will go through a time when they go off their diet, sleep a lot and tend to become overweight and out of shape. This is a good thing as many trainers and sports gurus will tell you. It’s the rebuilding phase.

According to the great modern boxer Micky Ward, he once said that he would train and eat all the right foods before a fight and then go out after the fight and eat hamburgers and pizza for weeks. He never had an issue being overweight for a fight and many top athletes feel the same way. There’s got to be something to that and it’s called off-season dieting.

Many times athletes will visit family and friends in the off-season and try to get away from it all or whatever sport like soccer and relax. I used to play college basketball and after the season was over I go right back to eating pizza and drinking beer on the weekends and neglect my training schedule especially running outdoors in the winter.

Same goes for many top professional athletes you’ll see them at movie premieres vacationing and making tabloid photos but what they’re not doing is participating in their sport. This is a great thing specially for the blind two relax and regenerate.

What it is time to get back into the gym and start eating right many athletes will grab their iphone armband and then start running.

Nowadays with training and workouts getting so advanced that athletes will hire a personal trainer. Athletes conduct themselves in the off-season sometimes harder than they do during the on-season. Many times shall see a soccer player get into plyometrics and strength training instead of endurance and running. The thought of this is they buildup strength in their muscles not so much endurance in their lungs.

No matter what exactly does the off-season it’s important to realize that everyone needs a rest and the getaway from their sport no matter how much they love it. It makes for better athlete and also gives peace of mind.

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Montreal Impact 2, CD Heredia 0


When it comes to winning Group 5, our MLS team is still alive.

With a 2-0 win over CD Heredia on Tuesday at Stade Saputo, the Montreal Impact fell short needing six goals to have a chance in the CONCACAF Champions League.

Forwards Andrew Wenger and Daniele Paponi had one goal each for the club that has now given a great chance to the San Jose Earthquakes to clinch the top spot in their group with a win at home against Heredia on October 23rd.
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Montreal Impact Fined by MLS for Swarming Referee

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It seems that whatever the Montreal Impact do, they just can’t help getting themselves in trouble when they play.

Unfortunately for the Impact, this means that Major League Soccer is coming down hard on them once again.

On Wednesday, the league told the media that it has had to fine the Impact, as well as their coach, Marco Schallibaum, for an incident in a game that occurred when the team played against the Vancouver Whitecaps.

At the match, in which the team lost 3-0, the players swarmed Jorge Gonzales, the game’s referee.
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Marco Schallibaum Pissed About Penalty Kick

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It’s been a rough start for Major League Soccer‘s Marco Schällibaum and The Montreal Impact after his team’s questionable loss to the Vancouver Whitecaps at Saputo stadium. Indeed the loss impacted Schällibaum as it is merely one of many upsets this season, his first season with the team at that.

It was obvious that the team had some issues in the first half of play but what really sent Schällibaum over the edge was referee Jorge Gonzalez overturning a penalty kick. It was a crucial call against Schällibaum and The Impact in the 38th minute as it arguably may have been the nail in the coffin. The call overturned, a handball by Vancouver defender Jun Marques Davidson, shocked Marco as it sent The Impact home with their second consecutive loss at home. This isn’t the scary maze game where you can just inject a call like that and not have it effect the outcome of the game. Read more ›

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Damn Penalty Kick – Montreal 0, Vancouver 3

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In the Montreal stadium the Vancouver Whitecaps was able to secure a 3-0 win over the Montreal Impact.

Kenny Miller from the Whitecaps put them ahead early in the game when he scored on an early penalty kick. Camilio Sanvezzo was able to secure the win late in the game with his two scoring goals. This was the first win for the Whitecaps in six games. This was also their first win out of seven away from home games. This win has helped them secure a place in the Western Conference.

The win over the Impact has put them in sixth place in their conference. They are still 41 point behind the LA Galaxy which is the fifth place team. Read more ›

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Montreal Impact Fans at the Airport

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Montreal Impact fans keep getting in to the Trudeau Airport to great team and players. Good for them!

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Rest Time and Recovery From Injuries. And Nose Spray Addiction?

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Hello, I’m Matthew and I have played professional soccer for five years and have been goalie for two. My nose spray addiction to Afrin gave me a big nosebleed and a migraine headache in the middle of a game and I passed out and had to miss the rest of the game.

My nose spray addiction started last year when I was having what I swear was the biggest congestion problem on earth. Last year, they apparently started experimenting different chemicals being sprayed onto the field grass and it made my nose swell to the point where I just couldn’t breathe worth a toot. My team, our coaches, Hedley and Rolfe were aware of this and made an exception for me to carry my Afrin hidden in my sock out in the field. Read more ›

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Montreal Acquires a Team in Major League Soccer (MLS)

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber and Montreal Impact President Joey Saputo announced Friday Montreal’s acquisition of a 19th Major League Soccer team, which is the first division of soccer in the United States and Canada. The team will begin play in the 2012 season, at Saputo Stadium, which will be expanded to more than 20,000 seats.

“We are proud to welcome Montreal, the second largest French-speaking city in the world and a multicultural metropolis whose residents are deeply passionate about the world’s game, to Major League Soccer,” Commissioner Garber said. “Joey Saputo and his family are a committed ownership group that truly loves the game and will provide extensive knowledge to MLS based on their years of involvement in the sport.”
Joey Saputo spearheads a group of investors composed of family members who have also contributed not given the silent treatment like some have suggested to the construction of Saputo Stadium, which has natural grass.

For the past 30 years, the Saputo family has invested in Canadian soccer, first the Montreal Manic in the NASL and in the 1990s as the owner of the second division Montreal Impact. On February 25, 2009, 55,571 fans saw the Impact defeat Mexican club Santos Laguna 2-0 in a quarterfinal match at Olympic Stadium. Read more ›

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