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FC Montreal roster unveiled

MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact unveiled its official roster on Friday, for the first edition of FC Montreal, which will be competing in the USL championship, starting March 28 against Toronto FC II, at Olympic Stadium.

26 players will make up FC Montreal’s first ever roster in USL in 2015. The team is composed of 20 Quebecers, five Ontarians, as well as one player from Switzerland.

GOALKEEPERS: Yann-Alexandre Fillion, Luca Leone, David Paulmin
DEFENDERS: Mitchel Bringolf, Janouk Charbonneau, John Dinkota, Jems Geffrard, Chakib Hocine, Zachary Sukunda, Mélé Temguia, Franck Zoué
MIDFIELDERS: Yacine Ait Slimane, Nazim Belguendouz, Michael Bilak, Marco Dominguez, Emad Houache, Mastanabal Kacher, Philippe Lincourt-Joseph, Kevin Luarca, Zakaria Messoudi, Alessandro Riggi, Jonathan Vallée
FORWARDS: Charles Joly, Frédéric Lajoie-Gravelle, Fabio Morelli, Victor Omar Ndiaye

In addition, players from the first team will complement the roster depending on playing time needs.

“A team in USL is a key piece of the puzzle,” said head coach Philippe Eullaffroy. “In the previous years, we didn’t have that transitional level to go from the Academy to the first team.”

In addition to having played in the PDL in 2014, several players with FC Montreal have also played in MLS reserve league matches over the past two years, including Philippe Lincourt-Joseph, Frédéric Lajoie-Gravelle, Fabio Morelli, Charles Joly and Janouk Charbonneau.

Winger Alessandro Riggi, 21, returns to the club after spending three years with the Academy from 2010 to 2012. He represented Canada with the U20s in 2013.

Forward Charles Joly, as well as midfielders Kevin Luarca and Zakaria Messoudi have also played with the Canadian U20 selection, while winger Yacine Ait Slimane was part of the U18 national team.

Three Impact U18 players have also been named to the FC Montreal roster, including goalkeepers David Paulmin and Yann-Alexandre Fillion, as well as midfielder Marco Dominguez, who represented Canada at the U17 FIFA World Cup in 2013.

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NAME

FIRST NAME

POSITION

AGE

WITH THE CLUB

RESIDENCE

NATIONALITY

AMATEUR CLUB

As of Jan. 15

since (years)

AIT SLIMANE

Yacine

Winger

19

4

St Constant (QC)

Canadian

CS Longueuil

BELGUENDOUZ

Nazim

Midfielder

23

1

Montreal (QC)

Canadian

Mont-Royal Outremont

BILAK

Michael

Winger

20

3

Etobicoke (ONT)

Canadian

Toronto FC (Ontario)

BRINGOLF

Mitchel

Central defender

19

4

Kirkland (QC)

Canadian

Lakeshore

CHARBONNEAU

Janouk

Full back

19

3

Gatineau (QC)

Canadian

Hull

DINKOTA

John

Central defender

20

3

Québec (QC)

Canadian

Québec-Centre

DOMINGUEZ

Marco

Midfielder

18

2

Montreal (QC)

Canadian

Braves Ahuntsic

FILLION

Yann-Alexandre

Goalkeeper

18

3

Ottawa (ONT)

Canadian

Hull

GEFFRARD

Jems

Central defender

20

3

Montreal (QC)

Canadian

C.S.R.D.P.

HOCINE

Chakib

Central defender

23

1

Montreal (QC)

Canadian

Mont-Royal Outremont

HOUACHE

Emad

Winger

20

3

Nepean (ONT)

Canadian

Hull

JOLY

Charles

Forward

19

4

Ste-Mélanie (QC)

Canadian

Repentigny

KACHER

Mastanabal

 Midfielder

19

4

Montreal (QC)

Canadian

Lakeshore

LAJOIE-GRAVELLE

Frédéric

Winger/Forward

21

3

Gatineau (QC)

Canadian

FC Outaouais

LEONE

Luca

Goalkeeper

21

1

Oakville (ONT)

Canadian

Brampton United (Ontario)

LINCOURT-JOSEPH

Philippe

Midfielder

20

4

Laval (QC)

Canadian

Boisbriand

LUARCA

Kevin

Midfielder

21

5

Montreal (QC)

Canadian

C.S. Élite Concordia

MESSOUDI

Zakaria

Midfielder

21

5

Laval (QC)

Canadian

C.S. Élite Concordia

MORELLI

Fabio

Winger/Forward

19

2

Neuchâtel (CH)

Swiss

Neuchâtel Xamax (Suisse)

NDIAYE

Victor Omar

Winger/Forward

22

4

Québec (QC)

Canadian

Ste Foy

PAULMIN

David

Goalkeeper

18

4

Ste-Thérèse (QC)

Canadian

St-Eustache

RIGGI

Alessandro

Winger

21

3

St-Léonard (QC)

Canadian

C.S.R.D.P.

SUKUNDA

Zachary

Full back

19

3

Ottawa (ONT)

Canadian

Hull

TEMGUIA

Mélé

Central defender

19

4

Sherbrooke (QC)

Canadian

Verts de Sherbrooke

VALLÉE

Jonathan

Midfielder

19

4

Gatineau (QC)

Canadian

Hull

ZOUÉ

Franck

Full back

20

1

Montreal (QC)

Canadian

A.S.S.O.M.

 

 

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