The Impact acquires Justin Braun and Gerson Mayen

MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact announced Wednesday that the club has acquired striker Justin Braun and midfielder Gerson Mayen from Chivas USA, in return for defender James Riley, who was selected during the Expansion Draft along with allocation money.

Braun, a 24-year-old forward from Utah, played a total of 96 matches, 72 as a starter in four seasons with Chivas USA. He scored 24 goals, which places him second on the list of all-time Chivas USA goal scorers. In 2011, he tallied eight goals and five assists in 29 games (2,055 minutes played). He was invited to the last two January training camps for the United States National Team.

Mayen, a 22-year old midfielder from Los Angles, played for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the North American Soccer League (NASL) on loan from Chivas USA in 2011. In 16 career games in MLS, Mayen registered four assists, in 12 games during the 2009 season, which led the team. Mayen has played with the United States U20 National Team in 2008 and 2009, including the FIFA U20 World Cup in Egypt.