Panamanian midfielder Pedro Jeanine's 10-day tryout with IMFC has ended. After not being offered a contract by the club, Jeanine will re-join his previous team, San Francisco FC in Panama, who had allowed for Jeanine to join the Impact in Orlando for the tryout.
Jeanine was part of an already clogged central midfield which includes the likes of Marco Donadel, Patrice Bernier, Calum Mallace, Eric Alexander, Kyle Bekker, some academy products, and possibly Ignacio Piatti. This is after the team parted ways with yet another central midfielder, Nigel Reo-Coker, on what was reportedly good terms.
Camp d’entraînement terminé pour Pedro Jeanine et Keegan Smith. They won’t be back at camp Monday. #IMFC— Impact de Montréal (@impactmontreal) February 5, 2016
This likely means that Impact fans should expect to see more of Eric Alexander in 2016. Alexander was an important part of a strong Red Bull midfield when he played in New York and was considered by some to be the piece that "won" the Felipe/Oyongo trade for the Impact.
Alexander has been more a victim of circumstance than of not performing. The Impact's depth chart in the middle of the pitch may not be top-heavy, but it was and still is relatively deep. However, 2016 could be the year that Alexander makes his mark in Montreal.