History

March 17, 2010

The Impact officially ends its association with the Trois-Rivières Attak, its then-reserve team, and announces the foundation of the Montreal Impact Academy. The U23 team will play in the Canadian Soccer League (CSL) starting in May 2010.

 

April 18, 2011

The club announces the creation of its sport-études program and adds four teams to its Academy: U18, U16, U14 and U13. The Academy’s sport-études program officially gets underway on August 31. The U18 and U16 Academy teams play in the USSDA starting in the 2012-13 season.

June 5, 2012

The Montreal Impact signs defender Karl W. Ouimette to an MLS contract, and he becomes the first Homegrown Player developed at the Academy. Through the years to come, many more Academy players will follow.

December 10, 2013

The club announces the foundation of its Pre-Academy, adding five more teams – U8, U9, U10, U11 and U12 – who start playing in April 2014.

June 2014

In only their second season of USSDA play, the U16 and U18 Impact teams qualify for the playoffs for the first time. The Impact U18 would reach the semi-finals and finish third, beating FC Dallas 3-2.

September 4, 2014

Joey Saputo announces the construction of the Impact’s new training facility – Centre Nutrilait – starting in 2015, regrouping all Montreal Impact teams under the same roof. The club also announces the creation of a reserve team, FC Montreal, which starts playing in USL in 2015.

January 2015

Goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau becomes the first player to benefit from the association between the Montreal Impact and Bologna F.C. when he goes to train in Italy with the Serie A club. Many Academy players and ex-Academy players would also take advantage of this association to spend a few weeks training with the Italian first division club.

July 2016

The Montreal Impact hosts the first edition of the International U14 tournament, where D.C. United’s U14 team is crowned champion after beating Bologna FC in penalties. On top of the teams from Washington and Italy, the Montreal Impact and the Chicago Fire also took part in this first edition.

 

December 12, 2016

After two USL seasons, FC Montreal ceases activities, and the Impact affiliates with Ottawa Fury FC, also in the USL.