Impact and Attak will face off in three exhibition games

The first game will be held at Alphonse Desjardins Sports Centre, in Trois-Rivières, Friday, May 23, at 7:30 pm. The two teams will then play at Chauveau Park, in Quebec City, Saturday, August 2, at 1 pm. This game will be organized in collaboration with the Club de soccer Québec des Rivières (C.S.R.Q.). The last game will take place at Saputo Stadium, in Montreal, Sunday, August 10, at 3:30 pm. These match-ups are presented in collaboration with OASIS juices, a partner of the Attak and the Impact.

“ Even if we have a new stadium, our mission has always been to promote and develop soccer in Quebec,” said Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo. “For this reason, we want to ensure our presence throughout the province during the season. Those three games against the Attak will be a great window for players from both teams. And every time, it’s a unique occasion for us to play in front of fans in the region.”

“These games will be great to contribute to the development of our young players, who are Impact prospects,” said the Trois-Rivières team president Tony Iannitto. “By watching players from both teams, young soccer players will further aspire to play at a high level. The games are important if we want soccer to gain in popularity.”

“The CSRQ is proud to contribute to the presentation of this game in Quebec City,“ said general manager of the C.S.R.Q Danny Poirier. “All U4 to U11 teams playing in the Tanguay Soccer Festival will have the opportunity to see players of the Impact and the Attak. This tournament has always been an anticipated gathering for young players and to give them the chance to attend this game fits perfectly in this perspective.”

All young players from the region will be invited to attend this game for free, while all tournament activities will be interrupted during the match.

The Impact has played six regular season games in Quebec City. Last year, a total of 12,255 spectators had attended the game against the California Victory, July 1, at Laval University’s PEPS Stadium.

The two teams faced each other only once so far, last year in pre-season play, April 13, 2007. Montreal won 4-0, although the Attak players gave a good performance.


Sources :
Patrick Vallée, Impact de Montréal – (514) 328-3668
Martin DesGroseilliers, Attak de Trois-Rivières – (819) 374-0044
Danny Poirier, Club de soccer des Rivières de Québec – (418) 845-6413