MONTREAL – The Montreal Impact announced on Friday that U23 midfielder Louis Béland-Goyette signed a professional Homegrown contract with the club. As per MLS policy, details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Béland-Goyette, who turns 19 on Monday, recorded two assists in eight games in the PDL this season, totaling 556 minutes, as well as appearing in three MLS Reserve League games.
Native of Pointe-Claire, he joined the Impact Academy in September 2011, playing with the U18, U21 and U23 teams.
At the international level, Béland-Goyette made his debut for the Canadian U20 team in 2014, taking part in its preparatory camp last May for the Dale Farm Milk Cup, held in July in Ireland. He also spent time with the Canadian U18 team.
Béland-Goyette becomes the eighth player from the Academy to sign a professional deal with the club in MLS, following defenders Karl W. Ouimette, Maxim Tissot and Wandrille Lefèvre, goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau, midfielders Zakaria Messoudi and Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé, as well as forward Anthony Jackson-Hamel.
Weight: 140 lbs
Date of birth: September 15, 1995, Montréal, Québec
Place of residence: Montréal, Québec
Previous team: Impact U23
Date acquired: September 12, 2014