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Impact Faces the Philadelphia Union Friday in Jacksonville

February 14, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Montreal Impact News Release

ORLANDO, Florida - The Montreal Impact plays its third preseason game on Friday at 7:30pm (ET), taking on the Philadelphia Union at EverBank Field in Jacksonville.

"This game will give us another chance to see certain players against MLS level competition," said Impact assistant coach Mauro Biello. "We will have to deal with two back to back games so the lineups will be different. It'll be good for our preparation as we can evaluate some players whom haven't had a lot of time on the field."

Last season, the two clubs played on two occasions, with Philadelphia taking the first game at home 2-1 at PPL Park, on July 14.The Impact avenged the loss on August 4 at Stade Saputo, blanking the Union 2-0 on goals by Andrew Wenger and Felipe.

The game will be played outside of the Walt Disney World Pro Classic tournament, being played in Orlando. The Impact is currently tops in its group having beaten Sporting Kansas City and the Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL), while Philadelphia is last in its group with a draw to Orlando City (UL Pro) and a loss to Columbus.

The Union made a number of changes to its roster this offseason, bringing back French forward Sebastien Le Toux to the fold, and adding former American international Conor Casey from the Colorado Rapids. Defender Jeff Parke was also brought in following the departure of former captain Carlos Valdes.

Matchup versus D.C. United The Impact returns to tournament action on Saturday at 1pm (ET) to play its third game of the Disney Pro Classic against D.C. United. The game will be streamed live onimpactmontreal.com.

The Impact needs a draw to clinch first place in Group B and with it, a spot in the championship final, set for February 23, at 8pm (ET) against the top team from Group A.

Season Tickets2013 season tickets are now available in seven categories, at a cost of $295, $385, $475, $580, $770 and $1070. You can assure your spot for the 2013 season by contacting the Impact's sales and services team at 514-328-3668. Show your support for your club by paying for your tickets using your Montreal Impact BMO credit card.

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