The first few months of the Montreal Impact’s inaugural season in MLS have been both exciting and frustrating. Last Wednesday, I grabbed my camera and took a trip up to Montreal with a good friend. We took in the Canadian derby between Montreal and Toronto FC. We danced with the Montreal ultras. We saw Marco Di Vaio’s debut for the club, and we surprisingly crossed paths with the newly signed Alessandro Nesta. The two were teammates almost two decades ago in Rome, which Lazio fans refer to as “the golden days, when we were winning.” The Impact is still in transition, but the football culture in Montreal has been anything but boring. The potential is there, and hopefully we’re seeing the birth of a new hub for Le Foot in North America.
I wrote more about Montreal’s transition into MLS in my piece for the New York Times, where I will now be writing from time to time.
Thanks for all the continued support, Eric.