"I would be very surprised if we did not obtain a franchise."
-- Montreal Impact president Joey Saputo on the chances of obtaining an MLS team. Montreal's bid to gain one of the two bids that went to Vancouver and Portland in March collapsed last fall over questions about how the expansion of Stade Saputo would be funded. Saputo is working with the Quebec government on a joint project to underwrite the cost of the stadium work. (ruefrontenac.com)