Defender Heath Pearce joins the Impact training camp in Florida

Nelson Rivas returns to Montreal

Heath Pearce New York Red Bulls

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American defender Heath Pearce joined the Impact in Orlando, Florida, where the team is currently holding training camp and where it will take part in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic.

Pearce, 29, has played five seasons in MLS, with the New York Red Bulls, Chivas USA and FC Dallas. He was selected to take part in three MLS All-Star games. Prior to that, the American international played in the Danish first division with FC Nordsjælland and in the Bundesliga with Hansa Rostock.

Pearce, who is not under contract with the club, will train with group and could play in the tournament.

Rivas slight injury

Central defender Nelson Rivas suffered a slight injury to his hamstring during the friendly versus Orlando City SC on Sunday.

After an MRI, the injury was determined to be minor. However, Rivas left the group to receive individualized treatment back in Montreal. More details about his absence should be known in the next few days.

The Impact takes on Fluminense FC U23 this Wednesday at 8pm, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, as part of the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic in Orlando, Florida. The game will be streamed live on

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