The Montreal Impact made it official as it just announced the signing of Hernan Bernardello, as its second Designated Player in MLS history. After signing an experienced older striker in Marco Di Vaio, the Impact opted for a 27-year old defensive midfielder with a good amount of experience in La Liga.
The international spot needed to add Bernardello to the squad will come from putting Maximiliano Rodriguez on the long-term injury list. Looking for a high quality player, Nick De Santis is happy with signing as the Argentinean fits with the club's vision.
We are very pleased to have finalized the acquisition of a player who has played at the highest levels. He fits in well with the identity of the club and we believe he will play an important role for us moving forward. Hernán has consistently played between 25 and 30 games a season over his career. He is a player with great quality in midfield that covers a lot of ground, all while displaying great technical skills and great ability to relaunch attacks. He plays the game with a lot of passion and emotions. --- Nick De Santis
It will be interesting to see how Bernardello will change the tactics and formation of the Montreal Impact and if this will trigger personnel changes. The newest member of the Impact will be presented to the media tomorrow morning at 9:45 AM EST.
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birth date: August 3, 1986 in Rosario, Argentina
Residence: Rosario, Argentina
Acquisition: July 23, 2013
Experience: Newell's Old Boys (Argentina), UD Almería (Spain), Atlético Colón (Argentina)