The Montreal Impact was probably looking to make changes after a difficult start to the season. The club has just announced a trade with the Philadelphia Union. Both clubs exchange strikers as Andrew Wenger goes to Philadelphia and Jack McInerney finds a new home in Montreal.
Taylor Twellman of ESPN broke the news that was more than just a rumor
Wenger never seemed to find his place with the Impact, a club that has had three coaches in three years. Known as a versatile player out of college, he was put in as a striker under Jesse Marsch, who drafted him in 2012. Physically ready for the MLS grind and with a good soccer IQ, Wenger's demise was his lack of finishing.
Nick De Santis, Sporting Director
We'd like to thank Andrew for everything he did both on and off the field for this club. He is a very talented player who played an important role in the history of this club as we transitioned into MLS. We wish him all the best moving forward.
As per McInerney, the young striker went cold during the summer of 2013 after scoring a flurry goals, early last year. With twelve goals scored in 25 games started, the Chattanooga native has a profile of a more efficient striker, something that the Impact needed.
Nick De Santis on the new striker
We are extremely pleased to be able to bring in a player of Jack McInerney's quality.At a young age, he's already showed the ability to score goals in this league and we feel his qualities and soccer sense fit well within our style of play.
How will Jack McInerney fit under Klopas' system? He is in his last year of his contract which might give him extra motivation to perform, show his worth and sign a lucrative contract, whether it is with the Impact or not.