MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact may be riding a four-game winning streak, but head coach Remi Garde isn’t ruling out roster changes now that the Major League Soccer summer transfer window is open.
Even with Montreal’s recent resurgence in the standings, Garde says he still wants to add a few key players to the team. The sixth-place Impact are aiming for five wins in a row when they take on New York City FC at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
The month-long transfer window opened Tuesday and closes on Aug. 8.
“I won’t say too much on transfers but the team is working on it,” said Garde before training on Monday. “I’ve identified where we need improving. I would like to balance this team more between the three lines — defence, midfield and offence. Right now we’re a little short on midfield players.”
The first-year coach has been outspoken this season about the team’s dire need for reinforcements. The former Lyon manager has repeatedly bemoaned Montreal’s lack of talent and depth.
Garde’s men were last in the Eastern Conference six weeks ago with a 3-10-0 record …read more