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MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact Academy unveiled on Tuesday its inaugural season calendar in the Canadian Soccer League (CSL). The Impact’s reserve team will play a 24-game schedule, comprised of 12 matches at home and as many on the road.

All Academy matches in Montreal will be held Saturday at 1 pm, at Saputo Stadium, except the game on May 22. Time and place of that match have yet to be determined.

The Academy will play the first match in its history Saturday, May 15 against Milltown FC, at 1 pm at Saputo Stadium. The Academy’s regular season will end Saturday, September 25 at Saputo Stadium against the Toronto FC Academy.

“We have a title to defend and the Montreal Impact name to represent,” said Philippe Eullaffroy, director of player development and head coach of the Montreal Impact Academy. Our players are conscious that demands will be higher. Even though we start the season with a roster of 12 new players, we will have a team that will have a year of experience. This should translate into greater maturity that should be visible on the field.”

Only a special section in the north grandstands will be open during the Academy’s matches. Game tickets will only be sold on the day of the event at the door for $2. The Cage aux Sports will have an open concession but the Impact boutique will be closed. Stadium doors will open one hour prior to the match.

Montreal Impact season ticket holders will get free access to the Academy games.

The main objective of the Academy is to develop young club players within the first team’s professional environment and to foster the growth of homegrown talent. Academy players, mainly aged between 17 and 21, are recruited on the basis of their athletic performances and human qualities.

The CSL is a professional league comprised of 13 clubs, for the most part based in the Greater Toronto Area.



May 15, 2010 – Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - Milltown F.C.

May 22, 2010 – TBD – TBD - F.C. Hamilton Croatia

May 28, 2010 - Lamport Stadium – 8 pm - Portugal F.C.

May 29, 2010 - Esther Shiner Stadium – 1:15 pm - North York Astros

June 4, 2010 - Brian Timmis Stadium – 9 pm - F.C. Hamilton Croatia

June 5, 2010 - BMO Field – 7 pm - TFC Academy

June 12, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - St. Catharines Wolves

June 18, 2010 - Centennial Stadium – 8 pm - Serbian White Eagles

June 20, 2010 - Centennial Stadium – 8:15 pm - Toronto Croatia

June 26, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - York Region Shooters

July 3, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - Brantford Galaxy S.C.

July 10, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - London City

July 23, 2010 - Club Roma – 7:30 pm - St. Catharines Wolves

July 24, 2010 - Victoria Park Stadium – 3 pm - Brampton Lions

July 31, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - Serbian White Eagles

August 7, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - Portugal F.C.

August 14, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - Brampton Lions

August 21, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - North York Astros

August 28, 2010 - Bishop Reding SS – 4 pm - Milltown F.C.

August 29, 2010 - Lions Park – 6 pm - Brantford Galaxy S.C.

September 11, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - Toronto Croatia

September 17, 2010 - The Cove London – 8:38 pm - London City

September 18, 2010 - Bill Crothers HSS – 5 pm - York Region Shooters

September 25, 2010 - Saputo Stadium – 1 pm - TFC Academy



PROVOST, Dominique GK CAN 1993 17 Montreal-Concordia

CARLE, Maximilien GK CAN 1993 17 Conquérants de Laval

CREPEAU, Maxim G CAN 1994 16 Celtix du Haut-Richelieu

AUBEY, Bonheur D FRA 1988 22 UQÀM

AUGUSTIN, Francesco D CAN 1992 18 Montreal Impact

BENOMAR, Ismail D CAN 1994 16 Monteuil

DINKOTA, Serge D CAN 1991 19 Montreal Impact

LAPOINTE-SÉNÉCAL, Hugo D CAN 1993 17 Royal de Beauport

LOUIS-JEUNE, James D CAN 1991 19 Montreal Impact

MEFTOUH, Amine D CAN 1992 18 Montreal Impact

OUIMETTE, Karl D CAN 1992 18 Montreal Impact

TISSOT, Maxim D CAN 1992 18 Montreal Impact

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BOURGAULT, Bastien M CAN 1991 19 Royal de Beauport

CARDIN, Félix M CAN 1992 18 Montreal Impact

CORTESE, Giuseppe M CAN 1987 23 Montreal Impact

COSSETTE, Kevin M CAN 1990 20 Montreal Impact

LUARCA, Kevin M CAN 1993 17 Montreal-Concordia

MESSOUDI, Zakaria M CAN 1993 17 Montreal-Concordia

MORIN, Dominique M CAN 1993 17 Royal de Beauport

NANA, Diderot M CAN 1992 18 Montreal Impact

RADEVICH, Valentin M BLR 1989 21 FC Bate

RUMURI, Chris-Michel M BUR 1992 18 Montreal Impact

DAGROU, Armel F CAN 1991 19 FC Outaouais

HÉROUX, Guillaume F CAN 1985 25 Montreal Impact

ILCU, Mircea F CAN 1991 19 Montreal Impact

JACKSON-HAMEL, Anthony F CAN 1993 17 Montreal-Concordia

ROME-Gosselin, Yannick F CAN 1985 25 Montreal Impact

Head coach: Philippe Eullaffroy

Assistant coach: Olivier Brett

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The Impact also announced that it had come to terms with three players from its organization.

Forward Reda Agourram and goalkeeper Andrei Badescu signed two-year deals, while midfielder

Pierre-Rudolph Mayard obtained a contract extension until the 2011 season. All contracts are

pending USSF approval.

Agourram, a 19-year-old Montrealer of Moroccan origin, was the top scorer of the Canadian Soccer

League last season, scoring 13 goals with the Impact’s reserve team in 19 matches (14 starts) and

1,356 minutes of play. He was selected Rookie of the Year, both with the Attak and in the league at

the end of the 2009 season. He was invited at the Impact’s training camp January 25, 2010, and

joined the team during its pre-season tour in Portugal in mid-February. Agourram took part in all

three exhibition games of the team and scored a goal against Freamunde and Celta de Vigo. He also

wears the colours of the U-23 Canadian National Team.

Badescu, a 25-year-old Romanian goalkeeper, was in 2009 the first goalkeeper of the reserve team

and was the third goalkeeper of the Impact. With the Attak, Badescu tallied 13 wins in 16 matches

and posted a 0,95 Goals Allowed Average. He evolved with various second, third and fourth division

clubs in Romania, from 2000 to 2007.

Mayard, a 22-year-old Quebec midfielder, played his rookie season with the Impact last year. In

2009, he played eight matches, of which six as a starter, for a total of 478 minutes, tallying one goal

and one assist for a total of three points. He is a product of the club’s reserve team who had finished

the 2008 season as the top scorer of the Attak. Mayard has been loaned to the Charleston Battery, a

USL Second Division club, for a 5-month period from March 10 to August 13, 2010.

“These are three young players from our club, so it’s very positive,” mentioned Nick De Santis.

“These three players have the potential to play in 2010. They will need to keep up the work and

show consistency during training.”

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