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CF Montréal to Face Vancouver Whitecaps FC in 2021 Play Unified Competition Beginning Tuesday

September 3, 2021 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Club de Foot Montreal News Release

MONTREAL - As part of the Club's partnership with Special Olympics Quebec, CF Montréal will face Vancouver Whitecaps FC beginning this Tuesday, September 7, in the 2021 PLAY UNIFIED competition.

Unveiled Friday and reflecting our unified partners, the full roster consists of 11 Special Olympics Quebec players and 11 CF Montréal Academy players.

This year, participating CF Montréal Academy players include Christopher Jean-Léger (U17), Adam Rodrige (U17), Medgy Alexandre (U23), Jefferson Alphonse (U23), Abdul Binate (U23), Renaud Caron (U23), Loïc Cloutier (U23), Matisse Hébert (U23), Jérémie Omeonga (U23), Jordan Therrien (U23) and Charles-Étienne Volcy (U23).

Played though October 31 in a friendly and virtual format, the competition will consist of biweekly challenges between members of both clubs. The results of each biweekly challenge will be compiled HERE and the team having won the most challenges will be declared the competition's winner.

Since 2017, the objective of this initiative has been to offer athletes the opportunity to live a different and unique experience, while also offering additional motivation to work out and remain active. In addition, it offers our unified partners an opportunity to get involved in the community and become more sensitized to issues of diversity. All participating players are committed to collaborative, open, and meaningful shared experiences. Beyond being teammates, Academy players will also have the role of accompanying and mentoring their assigned athletes. In 2017, 2019 and 2020, the Club faced Toronto FC.

MLS and CF Montréal are committed to placing diversity, equality, and inclusion at the forefront of the sport, at every level. Both organizations will continue to support programs that increase accessibility to soccer in order to promote active and healthy lifestyles.



Adam Rodrigue Partner Varennes 13

Medgy Alexandre Partner Montréal 17

Renaud Caron Partner St-Hubert 26

Matisse Hébert Partner St-Jérôme 99

Jérémie Omeonga Partner St-Hubert 77

Abdul Binate Partner Laval 18

Charles-Étienne Volcy Partner Blainville 11

Jefferson Alphonse Partner Montréal 5

Jordan Therrien Partner Montréal 23

Loic Cloutier Partner Île Perrot 4

Christopher Jean Léger Partner Repentigny 19

Alexandre Côté Athlete Jonquière 10

Olivier Martel Athlete Jonquière 16

Pierre-Luc Castonguay Athlete Québec 9

Matthieu Besnier Athlete Québec 7

Vincent Rousseau Athlete Jonquière 44

Stéphane Morin Athlete Jonquière 15

Jean-Philip Maltais Athlete Jonquière 20

Olivier Séguin Athlete St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu 3

Jade Lavoie Athlete Jonquière 14

Renée Pelletier Athlete Boucherville 8

Tania Beauchamp Athlete Québec 74

Serge Gagnon Coach Jonquière NA

Marie-Michèle Thériault Coach Québec NA

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