Players excited to be in Montreal

The Impact’s 2012 pre-season will kick-off on Monday morning at Marie-Victorin Sports Complex, and players have arrived in the city that they will call their new home. While the temperature has been one of the main topics of conversation on Twitter, players have also been showing a lot of excitement about arriving in Montreal and joining their new MLS team.

Midfielders Sinisa Ubiparipovic, who had played with the team last season, as and Davy Arnaud have been settling well upon their arrivals a few days ago. Ubiparipovic even had a few comments to make about the lack of snow here in Montreal, while MLS veteran Arnaud seems really eager to begin training.


Patrice Bernier shared Arnaud’s excitement towards the pre-season, counting down the days until the start of the camp. Having grown up in Quebec, as well as having played in Denmark and Norway in the past 10 years, it is fair to say that he has no issues with the temperature.


Meanwhile, midfielder Jeb Brovsky has shown his willingness to try new things off the pitch by taking up French, and it's going very well for him.


Currently training with the U23 US National Team, Zarek Valentin and SuperDraft first pick Andrew Wenger have been very busy planning their move to Montreal, learning about the Metric system and looking for winter jackets and boots. Both players should be meeting the rest of team later this month.


Finally, SuperDraft second-round pick Calum Mallace has made his way to Montreal and is already liking the vibe around the city.


The Montreal Impact training camp will kick-off on Monday, January 16th, at 10am at Marie-Victorin Sports Complex and is open to supporters.