Tonight’s the night…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you know tonight’s the night for the Montreal Impact to go up against Santos Laguna in the first leg of their CONCACAF Champions League quarter-final. Final approval has been given to the play inside the decrepit Olympic Stadium, and if the projections are accurate, there could be 100,000 eyeballs crammed inside that dome to witness the match. This could be quite the spectacle for Canadian soccer.

Which, of course, means if you want to watch the game live, you’ll have to work for it. If you’re one of the 50 people across the country who has CBC Bold, tune in tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern; or, if you enjoy squinting, catch the live stream at If you’re near a computer anyway, you could also check out the OOT live blog. Or, if you’re in the unfortunate situation of being out of the house as the action takes place, catch the replay on regular CBC at midnight local.

And if you’re looking for yet another uninformed, baseless prediction: Impact 2 – Santos 1.

3 Responses to “Tonight’s the night…”

  1. Squizz, your casual supposition that everyone in that crowd will have a pair of eyes in their head is going to get us sued. I’m already in hot water with the Canadian Eyepatch Artisans’ Guild, and don’t think the the North American Monocle Enthusiasts Organization has forgotten about their beef with Grant.

    As for the pirates, well, I don’t think I need to tell you how *that* could play out.

    Uhhh…also: Go Montreal!

  2. It’s probably more likely that we DO get sued by the Canadian Eyepatch Artisans’ Guild than for there to actually be 50,000 people at the Big O tonight. Of course, I didn’t want to suggest as much, since Duane Rollins has already gotten mercilessly shit upon for questioning the overwhelming infatuation that Montreal has, supposedly, developed with the sport of soccer.

  3. I squinted my way through a bit of the online feed here at work, Squizz, and the place looked pretty packed.

    But I can’t verify the 100,000 eyeballs were in attendance.


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