Striker Eduardo Sebrango signs with the Montreal Impact
MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday the signing of striker Eduardo Sebrango for the club’s inaugural season in Major League Soccer. As per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Sebrango, a 38-year old Canadian originally from Cuba, was on trial with the club since the beginning of training camp.
Sebrango is one of the most successful players in the history of second division soccer in North America, winning five championships, two with the Impact in 2004 and 2009, two with Vancouver in 2006 and 2008, as well as one with the Rochester Rhinos in 2000.
He currently ranks second place all-time in North American second division scoring, with a total of 104 goals, 31 assists for 239 points in 270 games and 18,430 minutes of play.
“Eduardo has proven during the camp that he can be effective at the next level and we are very pleased to include him in our team for 2012,” said Impact head coach Jesse Marsch. “We know he will bring total commitment to this project every day as he did during his whole career.”
“I am really excited, happy and proud to be part of the Impact in MLS,” said Sebrango. “I’ve been with the club for a long time and it’s special for me to be a part of its first season in the top league in North America. I will try to do my best to represent all the former Impact players that wore the team’s colours proudly over the years.”
Sebrango played with the Impact between the 2002 and 2005, and the 2009 to 2011 seasons. With the Impact, he registered 51 goals and 11 assists for 112 points, in 149 regular season games. He is currently ranked second place all-time in team history for most goals and points, behind Mauro Biello, current assistant coach of the team.
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In 2011, coming out of retirement on June 21, he scored six goals and added one assist, while finishing second on the team in points in 13 games, seven as starter, and 771 minutes of play.
In 2009, Sebrango scored three goals in two matches during the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals against Mexican club Santos Laguna, scoring twice in front of 55,571 supporters at the Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2009.
On the International scene, he scored 16 goals in 24 games for the Cuban National Team between 1992 and 1998.
Weight: 178 lbs
Birth date: April 13, 1973, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba
Place of residence: Montreal, Quebec
Former club: Montreal Impact (NASL)
Acquired: February 21, 2012