FC Tampa Bay at Montreal Impact
Saturday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m.
Saputo Stadium, Montreal, Quebec
The match can be seen live online at www.montrealimpact.com
Crowley's Downtown Grill & Bar in St. Petersburg will be hosting a Watch Party. Crowley's is located at 269 Central Avenue North in downtown St. Petersburg - (727) 821-1111.
FCTB leads the series, 1-0.
What’s at Stake:
FC Tampa Bay’s first match on the road of the 2011 season comes against the Montreal Impact. This is the second of four games against Montreal.
FC Tampa Bay started the 2011 season with a 1-0 win over the Impact at Al Lang Stadium on April 9. The match remained scoreless until the 85th minute when midfielder Takuya Yamada scored the game-winner. FCTB goalkeeper Daryl Sattler posted the shutout with eight saves against Montreal.
On Sunday night FC Tampa Bay fell 2-0 to Puerto Rico even though FCTB outshot the Islanders 23-10. Puerto Rico’s goals both came from midfielder Jonathan Fana, who found the back of the net in the 35th and 79th minutes.
Montreal lost 2-1 against the Carolina RailHawks last Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park, in Cary, North Carolina. Kevin Hatchi (11th minute) scored the only goal for the Impact, while Étienne Barbara (22nd minute) and Pablo Campos (35th minute) scored for Carolina.
Andres Arango will be eligible to make his FC Tampa Bay debut against the Impact. He sat out the first two matches this season because of a red card in his final postseason match with Minnesota in 2010.
Following the match, FC Tampa Bay returns home for a season-long three-match homestand starting on Saturday, April 30 against Atlanta at 7:00 p.m.