MONTREAL, Quebec. December 7 (T90) –Montreal Impact have reportedly disbanded their reserve team, FC Montreal.
According to TSN Radio 690 host, Tony Marinaro, the MSL team have decided to no longer field a club branded reserve side.
Adam Braz had met with FC Montreal players today to break the news that they would no longer play for the club.
The players were afterwards presented with 3 options going forward. (1) They could choose to play in the Premiere Ligue Soccer Quebec (PLSQ), Quebec’s provincial semi-professional soccer league. (2) Be granted a tryout with Ottawa Fury FC, but would not be guaranteed a spot on the team as the club already has 15 players on the roster. (3) Be released from the club but the Impact would still own their rights for one year.
— Tony Marinaro (@TonyMarinaro) December 8, 2016
Recently, the Montreal Impact have penned a deal to have the Ottawa Fury be their official affiliate team. The Ottawa Fury will play in the United Soccer League (USL) for the upcoming season after leaving the North American Soccer League (NASL). In addition, the Fury also field an academy team in the PLSQ.
FC Monteal had played in the USL for the entirety of its existence since debuting in 2015, but with news of the Fury now joining the USL it would no longer be able to continue operations.
However, if enough FC Montreal players choose to play in the PLSQ, the Fury Academy team would eventually be renamed to FC Montreal. The renamed team would also play tournaments in Europe and friendlies versus USL teams.
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