EbeneInfo – CA – Montreal MLS team changes nickname to Club De Foot Montreal

0
0

This translation was generated automatically and has not been checked for correctness. Complete disclaimer

Montreal Impact celebrates the team’s winning goal against the DC. United in the second half at Audi Field on 8 November 2020 in Washington, DC.

The Montreal Impact is renamed and the Major League Soccer Club’s nickname is changed to Club De Foot Montreal – or CF Montreal

Team owner Joey Saputo said the Impact name must be withdrawn in order to make an impact It needs to be replaced with a new name that tells a story about the city of Montreal

More than 2000 soccer fans have already registered their displeasure with the rebranding and signed an online petition demanding that the Impact keep its name

The petition says the change will create a « rift » between the team and its fan base

The club has been known as the Impact since joining the American Professional Soccer League in 1992 following the breakup of its predecessor, the Montreal Supra,

Saputo chose the name because he wanted the franchise to have an impact on the city and the local football community

Montreal made its MLS debut in 2012. In 2015, the team finished top third in the Eastern Division before being ousted from the playoffs in the quarterfinals by the Columbus Crew

Last season, the club finished ninth in the east with an 8-13-2 record after border restrictions for COVID-19 forced all three Canadian MLS teams to move south of the border in mid-September

MLS commissioner Don Garber said the league is aiming for the 2021 campaign to start in mid-March

Bob Foose, head of the MLS Players Association, said Wednesday that the « best solution » for Canadian teams would be to delay the start of the season since the Canada U S Border remains closed

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s Commentary Community. This is an area where subscribers can connect with each other and with Globe employees. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments, but cannot engage with them in any way Click here to sign up

If you’d like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters @ globeandmail. com Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s Commentary Community. This is an area where subscribers can connect with each other and with Globe employees. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments, but cannot engage with them in any way Click here to sign up

If you’d like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters @ globeandmail. com Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is an area where subscribers can connect with each other and with Globe employees

If your comment is not published immediately, it will be reviewed by the moderation team and will be available for viewing shortly, usually within an hour

Montreal Impact, MLS

EbeneInfo – CA – The Montreal MLS team changes its nickname to Club De Foot Montreal

Source: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/soccer/article-montreal-mls-team-changes-moniker-to-club-de-foot-montreal/

Abonnez-vous à notre chaîne Youtube en cliquant ici

Vidéo du jour: De la cocaïne retrouvée dans une école maternelle de Seine Saint Denis, deux enfants hospitalisés

– Pub –