San Jose Earthquakes vs. Montreal Impact CONCACAF Champions League
Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. PT at Buck Shaw Stadium
Television: Fox Sports 2
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Montreal Impact Scouting Report
The Montreal Impact (13-8-6, 45 pts.) enters the match third in the Eastern Conference. The Impact are coming off a 2-1 loss to the Columbus Crew at home. In CONCACAF Champions League action, the Impact is second in Group 5 with three points. C.D. Heredia leads the group with three points.
Earthquakes-Montreal Impact Connections
Earthquakes midfielder Shea Salinas and Impact midfielder Jeb Brovsky were teammates on Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2011 … Earthquakes defender Justin Morrow and Brovsky are both Notre Dame alumni, and played together for the Fighting Irish from 2007-09 … Earthquakes midfielder Ramiro Corrales beat Impact midfielder Justin Mapp in 2003 MLS Cup when Mapp was a member of the Chicago Fire … Earthquakes midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy and Impact midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic were teammates on the New York Red Bulls in 2010 … Earthquakes interim head coach Mark Watson, Earthquakes defender Nana Attakora, Impact midfielder Patrice Bernier have all represented Canada at the international level … Earthquakes forward Mike Fucito played with Impact goalkeeper Troy Perkins for the Portland Timbers in 2012.
History of the Quakes – Montreal Impact Rivalry
The Earthquakes played the Montreal Impact for the first time in club history on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012 at Saputo Stadium in Montreal with the hosts winning 3-1. The second meeting between the two teams ended in a 2-2 draw at Buck Shaw Stadium on May 4, 2013. In their last meeting, the Quakes lost 1-0 at Stade Saputo on August 7, 2013 to begin the CCL group stage.
CONCACAF Champions League Schedule
The Earthquakes will play four CONCACAF Champions League matches in group play after qualifying for the tournament by virtue of their Supporters’ Shield win in 2012. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, Aug. 7 – 5 p.m. PT – San Jose Earthquakes at Montreal Impact
Wednesday, Aug. 28 – 7 p.m. PT – San Jose Earthquakes at CD Heredia (Guatemala)
Tuesday, Sept. 17 – 7 p.m. PT – Montreal Impact at San Jose Earthquakes
Wednesday, Oct. 23 – 7 p.m. PT – CD Heredia at San Jose Earthquakes
NOTE: The Earthquakes’ match against Montreal on Tuesday, Sept. 17 will be Bonus Game B for the club’s season ticket holders. Season ticket holders will also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets for that match during an exclusive window starting on Monday, July 8 at 10 a.m. PT. The public on-sale date is Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. PT. Ticket details for the club’s second CONCACAF Champions League home game will be announced at a later date.
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