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MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact didnt even need to step on the field to clinch a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarter-finals. Brett Cecil Jersey .The idle Impact advanced to the Champions League knockout stage late Wednesday night after the New York Red Bulls failed to earn a victory in El Salvador in Group-3 action. The 0-0 draw between the Red Bulls and C.D. FAS in Central America means New York cannot catch Montreal in the standings, thus guaranteeing the Impact top spot in the three-team group.As a result, Montreals Olympic Stadium will be awash with blue and white when the Impact play a quarter-final match at home next February, the teams first in six years.To qualify without having to play the last group game shows how much effort we put into it, and the types of performances we put in, said Jack McInerney on Thursday. Its great exposure for the club. Goals were reached last night.Montreal opened its 2014-15 CCL campaign with back-to-back one-goal victories against FAS a€” 1-0 at Saputo Stadium and 3-2 in San Salvadors Estadio Cuscatlan in August. Last week, the Impact defeated a largely inexperienced Red Bulls side 1-0 at home to take a six-point lead atop the group.New Yorks failure to win on Wednesday helped Montreal partly redeem an embarrassing Major League Soccer season. With the Impact (6-17-6) in last place in the Eastern Conference and eliminated from the MLS playoffs, the teams fans have had little to celebrate this season.The promise of February soccer in the city is the years silver lining.Were in the best eight teams in North America, said Marco Di Vaio, who scored four goals in three matches so far in the CCL group stage. Its a big day for the club. In February, theres a big game in the teams history. Its a historic moment for the city and the fans.Although he was instrumental in getting the club to the quarter-finals, Di Vaio will likely play his final game with the Impact next month, and thus miss Februarys CCL showdown.Last week, the 38-year-old strongly suggested he would return to Italy after his contract with the Impact expires in October regardless of Montreals Champions League aspirations. The teams guaranteed spot in the quarter-final has done little to sway the Italian striker.I cant come back just for two games, said Montreals fourth all-time leading goal scorer. This doesnt change anything. If I come back, it will be for the full year, not just two months.The Impact are returning to the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2009, when the team was eliminated by Mexicos Santos Laguna 5-4 on aggregate. Montreal was still competing in the lower-tier North American Soccer League at time.After beating teams from Honduras and Trinidad and Tobago in the group stage that year, the Impact were sitting pretty after their first quarter-final leg, a 2-0 victory played in front of more than 55,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium.Impact Academy product Maxim Tissot, who was 17 at the time, remembers the game like it was yesterday. He watched from the Big O grandstands as Impact great Eduardo Sebrango scored twice to give Montreal the victory.The atmosphere was something else, said Tissot, who was playing for Montreals farm team, the Trois-Rivieres Attak, at the time. I remember it well. What a game!Two weeks later, Montreal took a one-goal lead into halftime in Torreon, Mexico, before a stunning second-half meltdown sent the Impact tumbling out of the competition.I thought for sure we would win, said Tissot, now 22 years old. For the guys who watched that game, we dont want a repeat of that. We have to move past the quarter-finals this time with that game in mind.Despite already qualifying for the knockout stage, Montreal still has a lot to play for in its last CCL group stage match against New York at Red Bull Arena on Oct. 22.The eight teams that qualify for the quarter-finals will be seeded according to the number of points accumulated in the group stage. The top-four seeded teams will have the benefit of playing their return leg at home, a luxury not afforded to the Impact squad that conceded five goals in Mexico in 2009.The last game still means a lot, said McInerney, who will likely see his playing time on the rise between now and the end of the season. You can miss some big teams in the next round if we go to New York and get a result. Its definitely on our mind right now.With more group-stage matches still to be played, only three other clubs have secured their place in the quarter-finals. D.C. United, Mexicos Pachuca, and Costa Ricas Herediano could face Montreal in late February and early March. And barring final-game collapses, fellow MLS teams Sporting Kansas City and Portland will also clinch a spot in the quarter-final.With travel time in mind, Impact players are already indicating their preference to face a team in the United States.If you have to travel down south, its going to be tough, said McInerney. An MLS team would be ideal for us. But whether we go to Mexico or D.C., its a big opportunity.Added Tissot: Wed be more comfortable with what we know. We may not want to face Mexican teams because theyre so good. But well be ready in any case.Notes: Montreal will play the first leg of its quarter-final either Feb. 24 or Feb. 25. The return leg will be played either March 3 or March 4. a€| Montreal is representing Canada in this edition of the Champions League after winning the Canadian Championship in June. The Impact hoisted the Voyageurs Cup after beating rivals Toronto FC 2-1 on aggregate in the final. R.A. Dickey Blue Jays Jersey . Brooks scored 10 of his 14 points in the fourth quarter against his former club, spearheading a 101-92 victory over Boston on Friday night and helping snap a franchise-record eight-game home losing streak. Bazemore had 15 points, including a pair of clutch 3-pointers less than 2 minutes apart during the final 4:20 as the Lakers outscored the Celtics 38-18 in the final period. Jose Bautista Blue - The Memphis Grizzlies are fully recovered from a stomach virus that plagued nearly half the team earlier in the week.MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact hope their backup goalkeeper can help the team return to winning ways.Evan Bush will get the start in goal for the second consecutive game when the Impact, hoping to halt a three-game losing skid, take on Real Salt Lake on Thursday night in Utah.The 28-year-old Bush, who had yet to start for the Impact in Major League Soccer this season prior to last Saturdays 2-1 defeat in Columbus, is getting the nod in place of veteran goalkeeper Troy Perkins.Why wouldnt he?, said manager Frank Klopas when asked if Bush would start against Salt Lake. He deserves the opportunity to be in there and he had a very good game against Columbus, regardless of the score line.Bush made four saves on six shots in Columbus, giving up two goals to midfielder Bernardo Anor. The Venezuelan beat Bush low to his left in the 56th minute with a strike from the top of the 18-yard box. In the 75th, Anors right-footed shot from distance curled away from Bush and flew into the top corner of the net for the game-winner.Since joining the Impact in 2011, Montreals backup keeper has started just three MLS matches (0-3-0), played in four CONCACAF Champions League games (2-2-0), and led the team to back-to-back Canadian Championships (3-2-3) in 2013 and 2014.Thats part of being on a team, said Bush, who has yet to record a victory in North Americas highest league. Within a team, you have changes based on different situations. You have to step in when they call upon you.Bush was called upon to replace Perkins, Montreals starter since being acquired by the Impact in 2012. The Ohio native had made all 17 starts for the Impact in MLS before last Saturdays match. The week before, in the dying minutes of a game against Sporting Kansas City, a defensive mistake by Perkins cost Montreal a point and may have ultimately cost Perkins his starters role.Klopas, however, insists the decision to start Bush is simply to reduce Perkins workload.Troy is very good. But with the amount of games, maybe hes not as sharp, maybe hes a little bit tired, said Klopas. Its just about form. Its the same with players on the field. The guys have to understand that if they work hard, theyre going to get opportunities to play. Guys are going to come in and out of form. You have to use the depth of a squad.We have two very good goalkeepers, including a younger guy whos pushing, whos eager to play, but who needs time. (Bush) has been looking good and sharp in training sessions and in the game hes played.If the Impact (3-10-5) hope to record their first road victory of the year, Bush will likely have to put together the best performance of his young MLS career against third-place Real Salt Lake (7-4-8). The last-place Impact have offered their goalies little offensive support this season, scoring a league-low one goal per game.The numbers are even worse on the road. Montreal has just six goals away from Saputo Stadium for a minus-11 goal differential.The lone bright spot going into Thursday may be Maarco Di Vaios rejuvenation. Jose Bautista Replica Jersey. The Italian striker, who had scored just once in eight appearances to start the year, has three goals in his last four games.Di Vaio will be looking to add to Real Salt Lakes recent woes. After starting the 2014 campaign unbeaten in their first 12 games, Jeff Kassars men have lost four of their last seven, scoring just five goals over that stretch.Despite the poor run of form, Real Salt Lake can always rely on Joao Plata and Costa Rican international Alvaro Saborio, who have scored eight and six times respectively this season.Its going to be a good challenge, said defender Hassoun Camara. Theyre one of the best teams of the league. Why not win over there? If were going, its because we think we can get something out of the game. Were not going there just to look pretty.Theyre a good possession team, theyre good with the ball, added Klopas. They have quality players who are comfortable on the ball and in their decision-making. They give good tempo to the game - they know when to speed things up and when to slow things down. They push numbers forward; their outside backs get involved in the game.Since returning from the World Cup break last month, the Impact have put together a few solid performances, but have a 1-3-1 record to show for them.With 16 games remaining on the season, Montreal is currently nine points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Their current three-game losing streak is the teams longest since opening the season with three straight losses.Theres a lot of frustration, for sure, said captain Patrice Bernier. You play well, but you dont get the result, you arent rewarded.Were losing because of minor details. Were losing by one goal; were not getting crushed. At this point in the season, were paying the price for the smallest misstep. Theres a bit of bad luck, sure. We cant give up even the slightest of chances.Bernier assures the question marks surrounding the teams starting goaltender are not an added distraction.Nobodys thinking about that, he said. Were in a period of changes. There may be more changes coming on Thursday. Theres no single player that can be blamed. We all want to win — the coach, the entire team. Were just looking for that winning recipe right now. Its up to us, collectively, to make sure we support all players who have seen better days.Notes: Winger Justin Mapp is questionable for Thursdays game. Mapp, who has been dealing with a groin injury this season, walked out of training on Tuesday after less than an hour. … Defender Eric Miller and newcomer Gorka Larrea will not dress for the Impact on Thursday. … Perkins sports one of the lowest save percentages this season amongst goalies with at least 10 starts (64 per cent). … The Impact play a third game in nine nights when they face the Portland Timbers at home on Sunday. … Montreal opens its 2014-2015 Champions League campaign when the team welcomes El Salvadors FAS to Saputo Stadium on Aug. 8. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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