The Montreal Impact got a result in Mexico City. Now they get to come home to play in front of their fans.
Even against Club América, coming home suits the Impact well, but how well is the question. The answer could lie in the history of the CONCACAF Champions League.
MLSsoccer.com editors and Cobi Jones make their picks for Wednesday first leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final (8 pm ET, FOX Sports 2, UniMás in US, Sportsnet World, TVA Sports 2 in Canada, match preview).
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL: LEG 2
Montreal Impact vs. Club América
Stade Olympique, Montreal
CONCACAF Champions League final, second leg
April 29, 8 pm ET
TV in US: Fox Sports 2, UniMás, futbol.univision.com
TV in Canada: Sportsnet One, TVA Sports 2
For one reason or another, Dominic Oduro has consistently found himself at the center of attention throughout the Montreal Impact’s CONCACAF Champions League run.
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1. CAN THE IMPACT TAKE FINAL STEP INTO HISTORY?
Champions League: Montreal Impact's Ignacio Piatti motivated to take second chance to lift continental cup
MONTREAL – He who used to play for the Pope’s team is about to get his redemption.
As a crucial contributor for San Lorenzo – whose most famous supporter is Pope Francis – Ignacio Piatti helped the Argentine club reach the two-legged Copa Libertadores final last year, where they drew 1-1 at Nacional, in Paraguay, in the first leg Aug. 6.
MONTREAL – Ahead of the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final Wednesday against Club América (8 pm ET, Fox Sports 2, UniMás in US; Sportsnet World, TVA Sports 2 in Canada), the Montreal Impact’s team selection still raises two question marks.
MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact’s last training session before the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final against Club América was about to start. Players and staff gathered in a circle around a man dressed in a grey sports jacket. Club president Joey Saputo, of course.
What Saputo told the team, no one else knows yet. One can safely assume, though, that it had to do with the occasion, with what this game means for Montreal, a city whose love for its sports teams is unconditional – when they win, that is.
MONTREAL – As the saying goes, you get what you deserve. The last thing the Montreal Impact deserve is a CONCACAF Champions League title, according to Club América goalkeeper Moises Muñoz.
Despite the fact that it took the better part of 90 minutes for Las Aguilas to find a chink in the Impact’s armor at Estadio Azteca in the first leg of the final, it only took a few seconds for Muñoz to repudiate the notion that the underdog Canadians held any prospective claim to the title of CONCACAF’s best