Impact look to bounce back

The Impact Montréal knows it may need eight or nine points to win the 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship. So to get on track, the Impact must win its upcoming Wednesday away match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Swangard Stadium. After an 0:2 loss to Toronto FC on Match Day One, the Impact will face Whitecaps FC on Match Day Two this Wednesday 5 May with a 19.30 local kickoff.

The Impact Montréal knows it may need eight or nine points to win the 2010 Nutrilite Canadian Championship. So to get on track, the Impact must win its upcoming Wednesday away match against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Swangard Stadium. After an 0:2 loss to Toronto FC on Match Day One, the Impact will face Whitecaps FC on Match Day Two this Wednesday 5 May with a 19.30 local kickoff.



The Impact-Whitecaps FC match will be broadcast live on Rogers Sportsnet East and Rogers Sportsnet West at 22.30 ET / 19.30 PT.



The Impact actually got a good “practice” run in on Saturday, a 1:0 win over the Puerto Rico Islanders in what was in truth a league match in the North American Soccer League. It was the Impact’s first win of the 2010 season. The Impact have one win, one draw and one loss in league play, with two goals scored and three goals allowed. The team’s Saturday goal scorer was Portugese newcomer Felipe Soares.



“We were disappointed with our loss in Toronto, so there’s no doubt that this win is good for us,” noted Filipe Soares. “The opponent closed up a lot. They were ready for counterattacking but we played better and I’m really happy for the team.”



The 5 May Nutrilite Canadian Championship match will be Montréal’s first trip to Vancouver this season. Last year, the Impact won the USL-1 playoff championship over Whitecaps FC after a 3:2 victory in Vancouver and then a 3:1 victory in Montréal.



In the Nutrilite Canadian Championship, the Impact has lost five straight matches and is winless in six straight matches. Overall, the Impact’s record is two wins, one draw and six losses.

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