The Montreal Impact appear to have looked to their own pitch to make a change on the sidelines. Jaire Alexander Super Bowl Jersey . According to an online Sports Illustrated report, the Impact are set to name defender Alessandro Nesta as their next head coach. The club is yet to make a formal announcement on the fate of current head coach Marco Schallibaum, but his days at Stade Saputo appear to be numbered after a scrappy 3-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo in Thursdays MLS Cup Knockout Round match-up. The Impact saw three players sent off during the match, including a pair – Marco di Vaio and Andres Romero – as a result of an altercation in the 89th minute of an already out-of-reach match. Major League Soccer fined the Impact $25,000 and Schallibaum $2,500 on Friday for their parts in the melee. The punishment prompted the following response by MLS insider Ives Galarcep: “Wonder if Schallibaum pays fine if hes no longer Montreals coach[?]” Galarcep, who is the editor in chief of soccer site soccerbyives.net tweeted on Friday night. “Getting sense he wont be around to pay it. Maybe Alessandro Nesta can.” Galarcep followed that tweet very shortly with another, more informative statement. “By the way, when I mentioned Nesta before, it wasnt to say hell be playing. Hearing growing rumblings Nesta could wind up Montreals coach.” Both di Vaio and Romero have been suspended for the first three games of the 2014 season for Thursday nights actions. Should the change occur it would mark the third full-time coach the Impact have employed since entering MLS in 2012. The club made its debut in the league under Jesse Marsch, who parted ways with the club after leading the Impact to a respectable 12-16-6 mark. Schallibaum would take over from Marsch in January of 2013 and would enjoy early success, guiding the Impact to the top of the MLS Eastern Conference for much of the first half of the 2013 season. However, the Impact would register just one win over their last eight matches and fall all the way to fifth, forcing a do-or-die, one-game playoff on the road in Houston. Nesta, 37, appeared in 31 games with the Impact over the past two seasons after being acquired in July of 2012. The former Serie A standout has been capped 78 times for the Italian national team including appearances in the 2000 and 2004 European Championships as well as the 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cups. He was a member of Italys World Championship 2006 squad, although injuries forced him out of the knock-out matches matches at that tournament, forcing him to celebrate his countrys first Jules Rimet Trophy in 24 years from the sidelines. Billy Turner Super Bowl Jersey . Watch the announcement live on TSN.ca at 12:30pm et/9:30am pt. This years honourees will be recognized at the 2014 Hockey Canada Foundation Celebrity Classic, scheduled for June 23-24 in Vancouver. Marcedes Lewis Super Bowl Jersey . Nick Holden scored two goals and had an assist and the Avalanche held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.Sunderland and Newcastle legends Michael Gray and Rob Lee look ahead to arguably the biggest Tyne-Wear derby ever on the Soccer AM sofa. The rivals head into the match at St James Park on Sunday lunchtime, live on Sky Sports, struggling near the foot of the table and both in desperate need of a win. And Gray and Lee, who represented the Black Cats and the Magpiies respectively, preview the huge contest in the north east. Preston Smith Super Bowl Jersey. atch the above video to hear what the duo had to say about the game... Also See: Portsmouth video Portsmouth fixtures Portsmouth stats Bet ￡5 Get ￡20 Free ' ' '
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