Are Montreal poised to be magnifique?

Trying to predict how an expansion team will fare based on preseason is like trying to predict how a rock show will go based on the soundcheck. Everything changes when people show up and the lights are on.

But the early indications are that the Montreal Impact have the look of something special. Our man in Guadalajara, Tom Marshall, who saw the Impact a couple of times this past week, was duly impressed.