De Santis - "We still have one or two positions where we could improve"

The Montreal Impact announced on Friday that 11 more players were returning from the 2012 edition of the squad, bringing its roster for next season to 20.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to bring back the core guys from last season,” said Impact sporting director Nick De Santis. “We felt that we had a good group at the end of the season and that we grew together as a group. It’s satisfying to know they will be back.”

However, the Impact still has some work to do moving forward.

“We still have one or two positions that we feel we could improve," he explained. “We are mainly looking for an offensive midfielder and a forward. It’s important that we remain patient in order to find the right players that will fit with the club and make us better.”

As it stands now, the club has just two forwards on its roster, if you count the versatile Sanna Nyassi as a midfielder, and the attacking position will have to be addressed, but there are also only two goalkeepers, so depth will have to be addressed as well.