Victor Cabrera is the latest addition by the Montreal Impact as the club continues to be very active in the MLS and international market. The 21-year old central defender comes to Montreal on-loan from legendary Argentinean juggernaut, River Plate.
Doubts will come around the arrival of a young south-american after the lack of impact from previous "primavera" signings, including Maxi Rodriguez and Santiago Gonzalez. What we can say for sure, it's that the Impact is continuing to bolster its defense even though Cabrera has been playing as a starter with River Plate's reserve team in 2014/2015.
Club's Press Release
The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday the acquisition of Argentine central defender Víctor Cabrera, on loan from River Plate for the 2015 season. As per MLS policy, details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Cabrera, 21, was a member of the renowned first division club from Argentina, River Plate, during his first two seasons as a professional (winter championship 2013/2014 and fall championship 2014/2015).
"He comes from one of the two most prestigious clubs in Argentina, where a lot of good players are developed through their Academy," said Impact head coach and director of player personnel Frank Klopas. "We're adding depth to our defence with a strong and fast defender that we were able to see play in Argentina. He did not get enough playing time with the first team as he was behind high-profile players but he will now have the opportunity to continue to progress in Montreal."
Developed by River Plate's Academy, Cabrera has mainly evolved as starter with the reserve team in 2014/2015, starting 13 games and totaling more than 1,000 minutes played, helping River Plate finish as the top team in the standings.
Weight: 165 lbs.
Birthdate: February 7, 1993, Lules, Argentina
Previous club: River Plate (Argentina)
Acquired: January 8, 2015