After leading the Impact to a 12-16-6 record in their inaugural season, Marsch departs in a move that has shocked Impact supporters.

The scuttlebutt amongst those in the know suggests the news out of Montreal this morning isn’t surprising, though many laud the job Marsch — who made the effort to learn French — did. Is Joey Saptuo out to Europeanify (Italianize) — making up words is fun –  his outfit? Today’s announcement suggests that may be the case.

Owner Joey Saputo:

“It is important to clarify that this is not a dismissal or a resignation, but rather an amicable parting of ways,” said Impact president Joey Saputo. “Although the decision was a tough one to make, it was made mutually for the benefit of the club. While we had the same long-term objectives for this team, we realized over the past few weeks that we did not share the same philosophy as how to get there. Jesse always had the club at heart and he did his very best to succeed.”

One wonders when those ‘long-term’ objectives will be presented to the club’s supporters.