The Montreal Impact have just announced that both the club and Justin Mapp have agreed on terms for a new contract. No disclosures of exact terms but we do expect that many fans and media will be eager for the next salary update provided by the MLS Players Union.
Justin Mapp is a player that has mixed the good and the bad while showing apparent talent to be a positive contributor to the club. Member of the Nike version of Generation Adidas, Nike Project-40 program, at the age of 18, Mapp has definitely proved to be a very technical player with excellent skills with the ball.
Yet the references to the timing of his passes will come back to haunt him. At this point, we can assume that his relationship with Marco Di Vaio should not be too bad if the player still decided to stay in Montreal. Technically he fits the profile of the technical player that the Montreal Impact love to have and can be added value for the club.
MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday that the club has come to terms with midfielder Justin Mapp for the 2013 season. As per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mapp, 28, he played 27 games in 2012, including 21 as a starter, scoring twice and adding five assists in 1,641 minutes.
Named to the MLS Best XI squad in 2006, Mapp has played in 248 career games in MLS since 2002, with Montreal, D.C. United, the Chicago Fire and the Philadelphia Union. He won the 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. He has also appeared in eight games for the U.S. National Team, winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007.
"I'm very excited to be back. I appreciate the opportunity given to me by the Impact to return for another year," said Mapp. "I'm looking forward to 2013 following the success we had in our inaugural season in MLS."
"We are very happy that we were able to come to a new agreement with Justin," said Impact sporting director Nick De Santis. "Last season, Justin showed some very good moments. He is one of the most technical and gifted players on our team. We look forward to our technical staff continuing to work with Justin to help him find more consistency in his game, while helping him reach his fullest potential."
The Impact now has 21 players under contract for the 2013 season.
2013 Training Camp
For a second consecutive year, the Montreal Impact will take part in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic tournament in Orlando, Florida, in preparation for the 2013 season, from February 9 to 23. Packages to travel to Florida are available via impactmontreal.com.
2013 season tickets are now available in seven categories, at a cost of $295, $385, $475, $580, $770 and $1070. You can assure your spot for the 2013 season by contacting the Impact's sales and services team at 514-328-3668.