That brings the total number of international spots to 11 for the Montreal Impact.
With both Mike Fucito and Lamar Neagle out of Montreal, there is no more trace of the Eddie Johnson trade between the Montreal Impact and the Seattle Sounders. With 23 games played with the Impact, Lamar Neagle seemed to be man out in the midfield since the arrival of Andrea Pisanu.
Sporting Director did talk about getting an offensive player (midfield or forward) in the summer and having more international spots would be part of the process.
Lamar Neagle's reaction on Twitter
I want to thank all the Impact fans for all the support last season, you guys were amazing!— Lamar Neagle (@LamarNeagle) January 27, 2013
Lamar Neagle's reaction to the trade via the Seattle Sounders
It's amazing. It's going to be nice to be able to see my family and be around my little sister and everything like that. I know the fans are going to enjoy it. They had so much support for me when I left originally ... It's going to be good to hear from them again. I know my family is going to be ecstatic. I can't imagine what my mom and my grandma are going to say when they find out. And the teammates. I know a lot of guys have changed. In the offseason I came back and I connected with a few of the guys so it'll be a good homecoming.
Full Press Release from the Montreal Impact
MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact acquired an international roster spot for the 2013 and 2014 season on Sunday from the Seattle Sounders FC for midfielder Lamar Neagle.
The Impact now holds 11 international roster spots for the 2013 season, with eight of them currently filled.
Neagle was originally acquired by the Impact in a trade with Seattle on February 17, 2012.
Training camp in Orlando
Following two weeks of training in Montreal, the Impact heads to Orlando, Florida, from February 7 to 24, to take part in the Disney Pro Classic tournament. The Impact will take on MLS sides Sporting Kansas City on February 9 and D.C. United on February 16, while facing the NASL's Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) on February 13. The last game will be played on February 23, determined by the final tournament standings. The Impact will also face the Philadelphia Union in a preseason game on February 15, at EverBank Field, in Jacksonville.
2013 season tickets are now available in seven categories, at a cost of $295, $385, $475, $580, $770 and $1070. Show your support to the club by paying with your BMO Montreal Impact MasterCard. Assure your spot for the 2013 season by contacting the Impact's sales and services team at 514-328-3668 .