Roster update: 25 players make the trip to Italy
MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact unveiled on Friday the 25-man roster travelling to Italy, from November 5-17.
Goalkeepers Evan Bush and Troy Perkins, defenders Jeb Brovsky, Hassoun Camara, Matteo Ferrari, Dennis Iapichino, Alessandro Nesta, Karl W. Ouimette and Zarek Valentin, midfielders Bryan Arguez, Davy Arnaud, Patrice Bernier, Calum Mallace, Justin Mapp, Lamar Neagle, Sanna Nyassi, Sinisa Ubiparipovic and Collen Warner, as well as forwards Marco Di Vaio and Andrew Wenger.
Five players from the Impact U21 team will also accompany the pros in Europe. Goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau, defender Maxim Tissot, midfielders Wandrille Lefevre and Zakaria Messoudi, along with forward Mircea Ilcu will travel with the team.
Defender Nelson Rivas will also make the trip in order to continue treatment on his left knee, while midfielder Felipe will not travel due to his operation in mid-October for a sports hernia.
Defenders Shavar Thomas and Josh Gardner, as well as forward Evan James, were not included in the list for the Italy tour. Therefore, they will not be returning to the team for the 2013 season. Thomas and Gardner will both be eligible for the next MLS Re-entry Draft.
In Italy, the Impact will play two games against Serie A opponents (first division). The team will face off against Bologna FC on November 8, Stadio Renato Dall’Ara, and then versus Fiorentina, November 15 at Stadio Artemio Franchi.