PLSQ All-Stars Set To Face CF Montreal
The CF Montreal first team will square off against a PLSQ All-Stars team at the Olympic Stadium on Friday, February 3 before transitioning their preseason camp to Florida.
The event will be closed doors to public, but will be open to media as well as PLSQ and Soccer Quebec staff.
See Also: Soccer Quebec Open To CPL, PLSQ Double Headers
The all-star team representing Quebec’s semi-professional league will be helmed by Boubacar Coulibaly, who helped FC Laval to a title win last year, earning PLSQ Coach of the Year plaudits whilst locking in a spot for the 2023 Canadian Championship.
The PLSQ All Stars will host a few former CF Montreal talents like Pierre-Rudolph Mayard and Wandrille Lefevre, while the next generation of talent like CPL-U SPORTS Draft picks Julien Bruce and Guillaume Pianelli will fight to impress the MLS side.
The PLSQ All-Star team roster is as follows:
Bey, Riad (FC Laval)
Bruce, Julien (AS Blainville)
Chaouki, Saad (CS Saint-Laurent)
COBUZZI, Sebastian (AS Blainville)
DIAS MANINI, Renan (CS Mont-Royal Outremont)
GOULET, Nathan (CS Saint-Laurent)
KEITA, Mamadou (FC Laval)
KHENOUSSI, Aylan (AS Blainville)
KEWMI, Loic Adrien (CS Saint-Laurent)
LAMOULIE, Valentin (CS Longueuil)
LEFEVRE, Wandrille (FC Laval)
LENOURS, Kevin (CS Longueuil)
MAYARD, Pierre-Rudolph (AS Blainville)
MLAH, Safwane (AS Blainville)
NZANZIMFURA, Patrick (CS Saint-Laurent)
OLIVERI, Maxime (CS Mont-Royal Outremont)
PIANELLI, Guillaume (Celtix Haut-Richelieu)
QSIYER, Billal (CS Mont-Royal Outremont)
SISSOKO, Adama Makan (FC Laval)
TISSEUR, Jordan (FC Laval)
WANDJE DJOMZE, Yves Wesley (CS Saint-Laurent)
“We know the PLSQ is a good league with a talented player pool,” says CF Montreal Academy Director Marinos Papageorgopoulos. “The collaboration between its clubs, the league and Soccer Quebec regarding the roster selection process and the event’s organization were incredible and we are grateful.
New CF Montreal head coach Hernan Losada kicked off his preseason camp earlier this month with plenty of optimism, though he’s seen a few bumps on the road already. The match could offer a first glimpse at CF Montreal youngsters Sean Rea and Jonathan Sirois following their solid loan spells in the CPL, and will be a good fitness test for Quebec’s only professional soccer team.
Two days after its friendly against the PLSQ All-Stars, CF Montreal will travel to Florida to test themselves against Florida International University, the Houston Dynamo, Inter Miami CF, and the Tampa Bay Rowdies.