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SpreeEndaz 05-11-2008 04:34 PM

CONFIRMED: Kovalev playing soccer at Saputo Stadium for celebrity game
 
For the Saputo Stadium home opener, there's going to be a celebrity soccer game the day before on Sunday May 18th. Even if it's not confirmed on websites I searched, in an interview with an actor this morning on TVA, he said he'll play in this game and he's a big Habs fan and discussed how cool it will be to play on Kovalev's team. Here's the game announcement but there's no mention of Kovalev on there:

http://www.montrealimpact.com/News/N...ID=881&Focus=0

Anyways, if anyone has more details, please tell us here.

EDIT: Also, Kovalev already has good relations with the Impact coach and a good friend with a player. He is also pretty good at soccer too:

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazett...7-918a8868c87f

EDIT 2: This article says that Kovalev might possibly play:
http://www.canada.com/topics/sports/...f-7c38a8eb016b

EDIT 3: RDS confirms the rumor:

http://www.rds.ca/impact/chroniques/251874.html

The n00b King 05-11-2008 04:44 PM

i remember when he was younger he had to pick between soccer or hockey. Kind of glad about his decision :)

Phil Parent 05-11-2008 04:55 PM

I say he becomes dual sport. Like Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson.

Tricolore#20 05-11-2008 05:52 PM

I was in England 2 years ago, just prior to the World Cup. On BBC, they had a match with several high profile celebrities called Soccer Aid. , and it was featured on a reality show of how those guys trained for the match, etc... Low and behold, amidst all the footballing legends, Sergei Fedorov played for one of the teams... He played pretty well too.

I'd wager that most European players are damn good footballers.

SpreeEndaz 05-11-2008 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tricolore#20 (Post 14074661)
I was in England 2 years ago, just prior to the World Cup. On BBC, they had a match with several high profile celebrities called Soccer Aid. , and it was featured on a reality show of how those guys trained for the match, etc... Low and behold, amidst all the footballing legends, Sergei Fedorov played for one of the teams... He played pretty well too.

I'd wager that most European players are damn good footballers.

Back in the days when England was still good at soccer ? :sarcasm:

Kachino 05-11-2008 06:02 PM

How many post until a Kovalev/Habs hater say that he's going to dive on the football field? :sarcasm:

IIRC, I think Tomas Plekanec said that he would be a footballer if he didn't play hockey and that his favorite player is Tomas Rosicky...

SilverLine 05-11-2008 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kachino82 (Post 14074788)
How many post until a Kovalev/Habs hater say that he's going to dive on the football field? :sarcasm:

IIRC, I think Tomas Plekanec said that he would be a footballer if he didn't play hockey and that his favorite player is Tomas Rosicky...

I actually think it's cool he can play soccer and might make a semi-pro/pro soccer team (I don't know if they are pro/amateur/semi-pro, please forgive me.)

Besides maybe he can bring some grit and show that the best way to play a game is to not fall like you've been shot, and stick with the play and try to finish it off.

Spectaculard 05-11-2008 06:32 PM

Pleks does look like a soccer player...

Ice Poutine 05-11-2008 06:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tricolore#20 (Post 14074661)
...
I'd wager that most European players are damn good footballers.

Well, up here we call it jogging, in Europe they jog in a stadium and go after a ball. Still is just jogging.

mcphee 05-11-2008 07:14 PM

He was on the Team990 the other day, had a long relaxed interview with them. He was there taking a look at the stadium. He's apparently a good friend of Charles Gbeke [?] an Impact player. He said he intends to play in that game.

They asked him if he was any good and he said that he wasn't the fastest runner, but he was good on penalty kicks.

Subban Fan 05-11-2008 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpreeEndaz (Post 14073833)
For the Saputo Stadium home opener, there's going to be a celebrity soccer game the day before on Sunday May 18th. Even if it's not confirmed on websites I searched, in an interview with an actor this morning on TVA, he said he'll play in this game and he's a big Habs fan and discussed how cool it will be to play on Kovalev's team. Here's the game announcement but there's no mention of Kovalev on there:

http://www.montrealimpact.com/News/N...ID=881&Focus=0

Anyways, if anyone has more details, please tell us here.

EDIT: Also, Kovalev already has good relations with the Impact coach and a good friend with a player. He is also pretty good at soccer too:

http://www.canada.com/montrealgazett...7-918a8868c87f

EDIT 2: This article says that Kovalev might possibly play:
http://www.canada.com/topics/sports/...f-7c38a8eb016b

I confirm...The actor is my brother...He cant wait to meet Kovy!!!

Le depisteur 05-11-2008 07:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Komi#1 (Post 14075545)
I confirm...The actor is my brother...He cant wait to meet Kovy!!!

Then, the Impact's president is also your uncle? :amazed:

Subban Fan 05-11-2008 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Le depisteur (Post 14075569)
Then, the Impact's president is also your uncle? :amazed:

Vice-president...

SpreeEndaz 05-11-2008 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Komi#1 (Post 14075545)
I confirm...The actor is my brother...He cant wait to meet Kovy!!!

Haha, tell him he's a good actor, by an anonymous Internet dude.

Subban Fan 05-11-2008 07:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpreeEndaz (Post 14075594)
Haha, tell him he's a good actor, by an anonymous Internet dude.

No problem...:laugh:

Iwishihadacup 05-11-2008 11:40 PM

the real soccer player in our team is in fact no more with us

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/topstory/sport...mike040411.jpg

:sarcasm:

anarmandaleb 05-12-2008 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iwishihadacup (Post 14079914)
the real soccer player in our team is in fact no more with us

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/topstory/sport...mike040411.jpg

:sarcasm:

Dude, he's so good he could play in Europe.

albathegreat* 05-12-2008 12:43 AM

Sorta OT..

What is the talk in Montreal about them getting an MLS team?

Spectaculard 05-12-2008 10:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ice Poutine (Post 14075174)
Well, up here we call it jogging, in Europe they jog in a stadium and go after a ball. Still is just jogging.

I'd like to see you put in a real game with real pro's and see how you "jog" with them.

Watsatheo 05-12-2008 11:46 AM

I heard they're going to put him net because of his ability to cover the upper net well.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...g?t=1210607109

Maxpac 05-12-2008 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phil Parent (Post 14074055)
I say he becomes dual sport. Like Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson.

Dion Sanders should of never played baseball to start with, he never had enough time to finish the season

Maxpac 05-12-2008 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ice Poutine (Post 14075174)
Well, up here we call it jogging, in Europe they jog in a stadium and go after a ball. Still is just jogging.

huh? please tell me your kidding, soccer is the hardest sport to play, it's even more demanding then hockey because you can't stop moving and you you stay on the field for alot more then a 1:30 min. shift. That was a sad sad post

Watsatheo 05-12-2008 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maxpac (Post 14083576)
huh? please tell me your kidding, soccer is the hardest sport to play, it's even more demanding then hockey because you can't stop moving and you you stay on the field for alot more then a 1:30 min. shift. That was a sad sad post

I disagree. The only reason why hockey players have to take shift IS because it's so demanding. The game speed is so much faster in hockey and there is more physical contact. The only reason why soccer players are able to stay out there for so long is because they can stop moving or slow down for a while on the field because it's so huge. Not saying soccer's not demanding, but I wouldn't say it's more demanding than hockey because players take shifts.

Maxpac 05-12-2008 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Watsatheo (Post 14084360)
I disagree. The only reason why hockey players have to take shift IS because it's so demanding. The game speed is so much faster in hockey and there is more physical contact. The only reason why soccer players are able to stay out there for so long is because they can stop moving or slow down for a while on the field because it's so huge. Not saying soccer's not demanding, but I wouldn't say it's more demanding than hockey because players take shifts.

well i play both, i would say that you lose your breath alot faster qwhen your on the ice, but you burn way more calories playing soccer. Anyways soccer is still alot more then jogging for a ball

Habs 4 Life 05-12-2008 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by albathegreat (Post 14080531)
Sorta OT..

What is the talk in Montreal about them getting an MLS team?

Not there yet,they are in talks and that is the plan for the future.I hope within 3 years we have a franchise


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