With less than 24 hours to go before the team heads to Orlando, Florida for the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic, Impact head coach Marco Schällibaum met Impact Media to talk about his approach leading up to the team's first preseason game, on Saturday against Sporting Kansas City (Watch all games LIVE on impactmontreal.com).
Schällibaum also confirmed that the entire roster would travel to Florida, except Impact U21 goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau and midfielder Zakaria Messoudi, who have been called up by the Canada U20 national team for a training camp.
"The players have been working hard for almost three weeks now," said the head coach to Impact Media. "Now, we start competing. We need to play games because that's how we establish a rhythm. It's also about being together for 18 days and getting to know each other a bit more. We have to be ready for everything when the season kicks off on March 2 in Seattle."