Monday, June 15, 2009


MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced Monday the presentation of an international friendly game against Club Atlético River Plate, a first division club in Argentina, Tuesday, August 4, at Saputo Stadium.

“We are glad to add this international game to our calendar,” said Montreal Impact and Saputo Stadium President Joey Saputo. “River Plate is a great club in South America, among the two most prestigious in Argentina. It’s therefore an honour to have the opportunity to play against them. In the last years, we have maintained an ongoing collaboration with Argentinean soccer. This match will allow us to show our local talent and to stage once again top level soccer in Montreal.”

CA River Plate, under the helm of head coach Diego Simeone, won the Argentine Championship 33 times. River Plate is currently ranked fifth in the Clausura championship with a 7-4-6 record.

With this 6th international game added to its summer calendar in Montreal, the 5th one at Saputo Stadium, the Impact international game schedule is now completed.

“After seeing the enthusiasm for our international games last year, we made an exceptional effort to present this international programming,” added Joey Saputo. “Since the Impact is a non profit organization, it was important for us that the game tickets remain very affordable. It is now up to the population in Quebec and to local communities to respond.”

Tickets for the game against CA River Plate will go on sale Friday, at 10 am, through Admission (514-790-1245 / or at the ticketing office of Saputo Stadium. Ticket prices will range between $15 to $40 (taxes included). Youth rates for spectators aged 16 and under, as well as special group rates, will also be offered.

Saturday, June 27 – Haitian National Team VS Syrian National Team – Saputo Stadium – 3:30 pm
Wednesday, July 1 - Haitian National Team VS Impact – Saputo Stadium – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, July 8 – Syrian National Team VS Impact – Saputo Stadium – 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 25 (Champions Trophy) – EA Guingamp VS FC Girondins de Bordeaux – Olympic Stadium – 3 pm
Tuesday, July 28 – FC Girondins de Bordeaux VS Impact – Saputo Stadium – 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 4 – CA River Plate VS Impact – Saputo Stadium – 7:30 pm



Pierre Arpin said...

The game between Impact and River Plate will be known as the "St-Jean-Marie massacre (*)" because River Plate should win 10-0.

Impact is just a soccer team sample who would have difficulty to make the third division in Argentina.

I will be there for sure to see a real soccer team gives a historic lesson to Montreal Impact.

(*) St-Jean Marie AKA The Ars Priest is august 4th saint of the day.

Filial Catamarca River Plate said...

to river plate is one of the important clubs but of the important world and but and great one of Argentinean. it will be a difficult party by the physical task that they are realising the players.

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