Cabrera was let go by the Dynamo last week. Garde had been in charge of the Impact since the 2018 season, compiling a 24-29-8 record including 10-13-4 this season. The club have won one of their last eight league matches and are currently in a three-way tie on points for the seventh and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
Currently, Montreal hold the seventh spot via the first tiebreak of total wins (10).
“Because I have so much respect for Rémi as a person and as a professional, it was a very difficult decision to make and it was well thought, but our latest series of failures in the past couple of months and the way the team acts on the field led to that change,” Impact president and CEO Kevin Gilmore said in a club statement. “We hope to bring back confidence to this group of players for the last stretch of the season, to get a playoff spot and to perform in the Canadian Championship final. I would like to sincerely thank Rémi Garde for his commitment and his professionalism with our club since he joined in November 2017. I wish him only but the best in the future.”
The Impact tied their last match 3-3 against FC Dallas, after taking a 3-0 lead at home.