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                 === Montreal parts ways with coach Marsch ===
 
 Montreal,  QC  (Sports  Network)  - The Montreal Impact and coach Jesse Marsch
 mutually agreed to part ways Saturday, just one week after expansion franchise
 wrapped up its first MLS season.
 
 The 38-year-old  Marsch led Montreal to a  12-16-6 record and seventh place in
 the Eastern Conference in his first season as a head coach. Despite the strong
 debut, the  decision was "made mutually for the benefit of the club," Montreal
 president Joey Saputo said.
 
 "While we had the same long-term  objectives for this team," Saputo added, "we
 realized over the  past few weeks that we did not share the same philosophy as
 how to get there."
 
 "I had several discussions ... on how we could make it work and the conclusion
 was that this amicable split is the best solution for the club," Marsch said.
 
 Marsch enjoyed a long playing career in MLS, starting in the first year of the
 league with D.C. United in 1996. He also played for D.C. in 1997, was with the
 Chicago Fire from 1998-2005, and with Chivas USA from 2006-09.
 
 Montreal also  announced goalie coach Preston Burpo physical preparation coach
 Adam Rotchstein will not return next year. The Impact retained assistants Mike
 Sorber, Denis Hamlett and Mauro Biello.
 
 
 
 11/03 15:07:32 ET

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