Montreal Impact Confirm MLS Name Will Be ... Montreal Impact

Well-supported team will change their logo and uniform but keep colors

  • Live
1 Total Update since June 6, 2011
  • Updates 1
  • All Updates 1

Montreal Impact Confirm MLS Name Will Be ... Montreal Impact

The Montreal Impact, apparently not wanting to wait for the full impact of an impactful press conference, have let it slip that they will retain their name when they move to MLS. Does this qualify as news? The team has been called the Impact ever since their founding in 1993 and has been owned by the Saputo family ever since.

In a bit of a twist, though, the Impact will be changing their logo and jerseys when they enter MLS in 2012. The colors will stay the same, however.

When the Impact play their first MLS match, it will be the first time since 1983 that top division soccer will be played in Montreal. During the days of the original NASL, two different teams called Montreal home. Montreal Olympique competed from 1971-73 and the Montreal Manic played in 1981-83.

Since professional outdoor soccer returned with the Impact in 1993, the team has seen steady improvement at the gate and have now been averaging more than 11,000 fans every season since 2005.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.