Mallace, James and Garcia under contract

The Impact unveils a 28-player roster

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact unveiled on Thursday the 28 players on its roster, in order to be compliant on March 1 with MLS roster guidelines. The club has signed Scottish defender Calum Mallace, Canadian forward Evan James and Mexican defender Gienir Garcia. As per MLS and club policy, terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Mallace, the first pick of the second round (20th overall) in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, was named in 2011 the Big East Conference Midfielder of the Year and a member of the All-Big East Conference First Team after registering three goals and six assists in 16 games with Marquette University. He also suited up for the Chicago Fire Premier in 2011, in the Premier Development League, participating in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

James, the first pick overall of the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft, played in all 25 games for the UNC Charlotte 49ers in 2011, including 23 as a starter. His five goals and seven assists for a total of 17 points helped the 49ers reach the 2011 NCAA National Championship game, narrowly falling to the number-one seed University of North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 1-0. He was named to the All-Atlantic 10 First Team and the NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team. He has also been involved at the national level, training with Canada’s U23 team in January and February 2011.

Mexican defender Gienir Garcia was acquired by the Impact on January 17 from the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in return for the discovery rights to forward Étienne Barbara. The second overall pick of the 2012 Supplemental Draft played 10 games with Cruz Azul Hidalgo in the Mexican second division over the last two years. He began his career in the youth ranks of top Mexican club Cruz Azul, making his first division debut on July 3, 2010, during the 2010-11 season. He has also played two games with Cruz Azul in the preliminary round of the 2010-11 CONCACAF Champions League, scoring one goal.

The Impact also announced that forward Aaron Schoenfeld has not received a contract for the 2012 season, forward Steven Miller will continue to train with the team for further evaluation, while midfielder Gerson Mayen has been waived.

Players waived today by MLS clubs will be a part of tomorrow’s Waiver Draft at 3 pm (ET).

2012 Roster

NAME

FIRST NAME 

DOB 

POS

HT

WT

CIT 

BIRTH PLACE

LAST CLUB

MTL/MLS EXP.

ARGUEZ

Bryan

1989-01-13

M

6'2

185

USA

Miami, FL (USA)

Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)

1st/1st

ARNAUD

Davy

1980-06-22

M

5’11

160

USA

Nederland, TX (USA)

Sporting Kansas City (MLS)

1st/11th

BERNIER

Patrice

1979-09-23

M

5’9

175

CAN

Brossard, QC (CAN)

Lyngby BK (Danemark/Denmark)

1st/1st

BRAUN

Justin

1987-03-31

A/F

6’2

191

USA

Salt Lake City, UT (USA)

Chivas USA (MLS)

1st/5th

BROVSKY

Jeb

1988-12-03

D/M

6'1

163

USA

Lakewood, CO (USA)

Vancouver Whitecaps FC (MLS)

1st/2nd

BUSH

Evan

1986-03-06

G

6’1

185

USA

Concord Township, OH (USA)

Impact de Montréal (NASL)

1st/1st

CAMARA

Hassoun

1984-02-03

D

6'2

188

FRA

Noisy-le-Sec (FRA)

Impact de Montréal (NASL)

1st/1st

FERRARI

Matteo

1979-12-05

D

6'1

170

ITA

Aflou (ALG)

Besiktas (Turquie/Turkey)

1st/1st

FUCITO

Mike

1986-03-29

A/F

5'9

165

USA

Westford, MA (USA)

Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

1st/4th

GARCIA

Gienir

1989-10-08

D

6'0

160

MEX

Zacatepec (MEX)

Cruz Azul (Mexique/Mexico)

1st/1st

GARDNER

Josh

1982-09-14

D/M

5’10

168

USA

Brazosport, TX (USA)

Columbus Crew (MLS)

1st/5th

JAMES

Evan

1990-06-19

A/F

5’8

158

CAN

Mississauga, ON (CAN)

UNC Charlotte (NCAA)

1st/1st

MALLACE

Calum

1990-10-01

M

6’1

186

SCO*

Torphichen (SCO)

Marquette (NCAA)

1st/1st

MAPP

Justin

1984-10-18

M

5’10

161

USA

Brandon, MS (USA)

Philadelphia Union (MLS)

1st/11th

MARTINS

Felipe

1990-09-30

M-A/F

5’7

150

BRA

Engenheiro Beltrao (BRA)

FC Lugano (Suisse/Switzerland)

1st/1st

MONTAÑO

Miguel

1991-06-25

A/F

5’10

163

COL

Palmira (COL)

Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

1st/1st

NEAGLE

Lamar

1987-05-07

M

5'11

165

USA

Federal Way, WA (USA)

Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

1st/3rd

NYASSI

Sanna

1989-01-31

M-A/F

5'8

140

GMB*

Bwiam (GMB)

Colorado Rapids (MLS)

1st/4th

RICKETTS

Donovan

1977-07-06

G

6'4

210

JAM*

Montego Bay (JAM)

LA Galaxy (MLS)

1st/4th

RIVAS

Nelson

1983-03-25

D

5’10

209

COL

Pradera (COL)

Inter Milan (Italie/Italy)

1st/1st

SEBRANGO

Eduardo

1973-04-13

A/F

6’0

178

CUB**

Sancti Spiritus (CUB)

Impact de Montréal (NASL)

1st/1st

SUTTON

Greg

1977-04-19

G

6’6

205

CAN

Hamilton, ON (CAN)

New York Red Bulls (MLS)

1st/10th

THOMAS

Shavar

1981-01-29

D

6'1

195

JAM*

Hannah Town (JAM)

Sporting Kansas City (MLS)

1st/10th

UBIPARIPOVIC

Sinisa

1983-08-25

M

5’8

162

BIH*

Zenica (BIH)

Impact de Montréal (NASL)

1st/5th

VALENTIN

Zarek

1991-08-06

D

5'11

156

USA

Lancaster, PA (USA)

Chivas USA (MLS)

1st/2nd

WAHL

Tyson

1984-02-23

D

6’0

183

USA

Newport Beach, CA (USA)

Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

1st/7th

WARNER

Collen

1988-06-24

M

5’9

177

USA

Denver, CO (USA)

Real Salt Lake (MLS)

1st/3rd

WENGER

Andrew

1990-12-25

D

6'0

185

USA

Lancaster, PA (USA)

Duke (NCAA)

1st/1st

The Impact and the Whitecaps will meet on March 10 at 6pm (ET), at B.C. Place, in Vancouver, as Montreal will play its first ever regular season game in Major League Soccer. The Impact will then play its home opener at Olympic Stadium on March 17, against the Chicago Fire, at 2pm (ET).

Season tickets are available online at impactmontreal.com or by calling 514-328-3668 while individual tickets for the five games presented at Olympic Stadium are available through Admission.

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