Thursday, June 11, 2009


MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact and the French Football League announced Thursday the presentation of a friendly game between the Montreal Impact and the French Ligue 1 champion, FC Girondins de Bordeaux, July 28, at Saputo Stadium, in the scope of the Champions Trophy.

“We are glad to announce that a 5th international game will be played in Montreal this summer,” said Montreal Impact President Joey Saputo. “This game will be exceptional for Quebec soccer fans. The Impact will get the chance to measure up to a prestigious French club that stands strong with a 90-year-old history of honours.”

“Montreal is an incredible market to present world-class soccer,” added Joey Saputo. “The Champions Trophy was the ideal opportunity to present international games to Quebec’s great soccer community and to show our organization’s know-how.”

“We came with a good idea of how the Montreal Impact was and we haven’t been disappointed in any way,” mentioned the General Manager of the French Football League Jean-Pierre Hugues. “It’s a very professional organisation that owns superb facilities and equipment. Our partnership could not have started better. All this bodes well for the two upcoming July games.”

“Both French clubs are looking forward to match up together in the Champions Trophy, in a game that will be anything but friendly,” added Mr. Hugues. “This is a true competition and a trophy that is as important as all others. Bordeaux is coming to Montreal to defend its hard-earned title from last year.”

A reminder that the Champions Trophy, opposing the French Cup winner to the Ligue 1 season champion team, will be played at Olympic Stadium, in Montreal, Saturday, July 25, at 3 pm.

Ticket sales for the July 28 friendly game will start tomorrow, Friday, at 10 am, through Admission (514-790-1245 / or at the ticketing office of Saputo Stadium. Ticket prices will range between $10 and $30 (taxes included). Youth rates for spectators aged 16 and under, as well as special group rates, will also be offered.

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