The Montreal Impact finished their regular season on Sunday with an emphatic 3-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls. Wilmer Cabrera opted to start a very strong 11 and it paid dividends. The Montreal side gave what their fans were clamoring for for some time now, goals, offensive flare and hope to close out the season.
Now the questioning begins.
What are the changes that are going to shape the future of Montreal Impact this off-season. Will Wilmer Cabrera be back. Will Nacho Piatti come back and have one more last go around Major League Soccer.
Will Nacho Piatti be back in 2020? (photo: Montreal Impact)
Will we see Samuel Piette, may I dare say the soul of this team, back for another season?
During his post-game comments, the Impact’s number 6 mentioned that he does have an option for next year but you never know in football and he is keeping his options open. A return to Europe is not out of the question, “It’s not like I’m actively telling my agent to get me back to Europe, but if a situation fits or an opportunity comes, I am open to listen.”
Samuel Piette playing for Izarra in 2017 (photo: CD Izarra)
Piette will be travelling to Toronto to represent Canada in a very crucial group stage match against the United States of America in the Concacaf Nations League on October 15th 2019.
Samuel Piette of the Canadian Men’s National team versus French Guiana in March 2019, PHOTO DARRYL DYCK, LA PRESSE CANADIENNE
A busy off-season now rests on the shoulders of Olivier Renard, the new sporting director of the Montreal Impact.
Hard decisions to come.
Cover Photo: Montreal Impact