If Quebec is experiencing a heat wave on heat wave by the time that run, Florida, is well known for its temperature that way. For the players of the Montreal Impact, who are preparing for the tournament “The MLS is back”, this does not change large-thing, even if they would take well a few degrees less.
“In Orlando, it is much warmer than Montreal,” said with a smile Maximiliano Urruti after training on Monday morning, he who is pleased to see that the intensity has not dropped a notch, despite it all.
To avoid the sun, the attacker is headed straight to the hotel after workouts to keep your cool. Nevertheless, the return of the routine affects somewhat the athlete’s 29-year-old.
“It is difficult at times because we spent three months at home and then we can train together,” said the Argentine. The situation is the same for all teams in the league. For me, the important thing is to stay focused. We will be at 100 % for the first game.”
For several seasons already, the Impact is entering its phase of preseason in the southern State of the United States. However, the temperature is a little different in the spring as it can be in the summer. The defender Rod Fanni promises, however, that everything will be fine, to start with the training.
“[It was] a good feeling, but after that, it gets very, very hot, ” said French. Going to have to quickly get used because it is not obvious at all. It is very hot. […] He’s going to have to manage this heat, but it’s going to be okay.”
A small fright
The players of the montreal club have offered a good scare at the weekend, as news from Orlando reported a positive case to the COVID-19 in the membership of the Blue-White-Black. Fortunately for all, it was only a false alarm and the routine was able to reinstall.
“For the moment, this is going pretty well. We had a few scares, but everything is going well”, simply said the veteran Fanni.
The long-awaited moment for the players and the supporters, because the Impact will return to action Thursday in confronting the Revolution in New England. Duels the face of Toronto FC, and then against the D. C. United, will come next.
– The channel TVA Sports will broadcast from Wednesday matches in the tournament resume of the activities of the MLS. It will present in particular the three parts of the Impact in group phase.