Impact exercises 2013 options on 11 players
MONTREAL – With just a couple of hours before the MLS Re-entry draft, the Montreal Impact announced on Friday that the club exercised its option on 11 players. The Impact now has 20 players under contract for the 2013 season.
The club exercised its option on goalkeeper Evan Bush, defenders Jeb Brovsky, Hassoun Camara, Dennis Iapichino, Calum Mallace, Zarek Valentin and Karl W. Ouimette, as well as midfielders Lamar Neagle, Sanna Nyassi, Collen Warner and Sinisa Ubiparipovic.
Nine other players were confirmed for 2013 in the post-mortem conference: Patrice Bernier, Davy Arnaud, Marco Di Vaio, Alessandro Nesta, Matteo Ferrari, Nelson Rivas, Felipe, Troy Perkins and Andrew Wenger.
“We are very pleased to be able to bring back the majority of our team for 2013, including several key members.” said sporting director Nick De Santis. “We feel very strongly about the foundation of the team that has been put in place. We look forward to seeing this group continue to grow together as we direct our focus on the challenges of 2013.”
In addition, midfielder Bryan Arguez, as well as forwards Bernardo Corradi and Miguel Montano will not be back with the club in 2013.
The two stages of the Re-entry draft are set for this Friday at 3pm and then Friday, December 14, while the MLS SuperDraft will be held on January 17 in Indianapolis.
2013 roster (as of December 7, 2012)
Goalkeepers (2): Bush, Perkins
Defenders (8): Brovsky, Camara, Ferrari, Iapichino, Nesta, Ouimette, Rivas, Valentin
Midfielders (8): Arnaud, Bernier, Felipe, Mallace, Neagle, Nyassi, Ubiparipovic, Warner
Forwards (2): Di Vaio, Wenger
2013 Training Camp
For a second consecutive year, the Montreal Impact will take part in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic tournament in Orlando, Florida, in preparation for the 2013 season, from February 9 to 23. Packages to travel to Florida are available via impactmontreal.com.
2013 season tickets are now available in seven categories, at a cost of $295, $385, $475, $580, $770 and $1070. You can assure your spot for the 2013 season by contacting the Impact’s sales and services team at 514-328-3668.