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<center>Voyageurs Cup 2004

Match 12Montreal Impact vs. Calgary MustangsWednesday, July 21, 2004 - 7:30 PM EDT

Claude-Robillard Sports Complex, MontrealTelevision: RDS (French)

Radio/Audio Webcast: CKAC 730 AM Montreal (French)</center>


Assuming that Edmonton continues to participate...

[*]If Montreal wins then Calgary will be eliminated from the possibility of winning Voyageurs Cup 2004.

Match Previews


   » VC:  3-2-0  9-2  11  /  A-League:  10-4-4  26-11  34

   » Impact media release

   » Pat Hickey, The Gazette - posted below

   » RDS (French)


   » VC:  1-1-2  5-5  4  /  A-League:  2-3-11  14-30  9


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From The Gazette:

Impact tests new 'keeper

Youngster Olivieri gets first start after Sutton barred for red card


The Gazette

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Impact coach Nick DeSantis says it was only a matter of time before Andrew Olivieri made his first A-League start.

But DeSantis found himself with no other choice for tonight's home game against the Calgary Mustangs at Claude Robillard Stadium (7:30 p.m., CJAD Radio-800), because the team's No. 1 goalkeeper, Greg Sutton, is serving an automatic one-game suspension after receiving a red card in last Friday's 2-1 loss in Syracuse.

"We know that Andrew's a capable goalkeeper who has played some big games for the Canadian Olympic team," DeSantis said. "He's been training well and we were planning to use him, because we have to find out how he handles a game situation, in case something should happen to Greg."

Olivieri is a 23-year-old Montreal native. He attended Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven on a soccer scholarship and was the Canadian Olympic team's No. 1 'keeper in 2003 and 2004. While Canada failed to qualify for Athens, Olivieri was a second-team all-star in the final round of CONCACAF qualifying.

He trained with the Impact as the team's No. 3 goalkeeper last season and played several games for the Vermont Voltage of the Premier Development League.

Olivieri saw his first action of the season after Sutton was tossed in Syracuse. He was in an unenviable position, coming in to face a penalty shot after Sutton pushed an opposing forward.

"Greg made an easy stop, but the forward kept coming and hit him," DeSantis said. "There should have been a foul called, but Greg reacted and pushed the guy. That gave them a penalty shot. Andrew went the right way but he missed by inches."

That gave Syracuse a 2-1 win and a sweep of a home-and-home series. DeSantis said he hoped that the Impact can get back on the winning track against the Mustangs, who are 0-9-0 on the road this season and 2-11-3 overall.

The Impact, three points out of first place in the A-League Eastern Division, travels to Atlanta Friday night and then plays seven of its eight remaining games at home.

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quote:Originally posted by François

You can practice your french listening to CKAC...

Well I was going to. Then I read that sportsnet has a CFL game on at the same time, so I'll be watching that instead. A lesson to be learned by the Canadian A-League teams. Get your games on the radio and/or TV or fans will just switch over to those sports that do.

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