The Impact has just announced a trade with the Houston Dynamo, sending veteran midfielder Eric Alexander in change for general and targeted allocation money. It was a known fact that the Bleu-Blanc-Noir was right against the MLS salary cap as it was trying to find some more wiggle room for future imminent acquisition via the transfer market.
This transaction gives us some salary cap flexibility for potential changes to keep improving the roster in the short- and long-term -- Impact technical director Adam Braz.
With rumours and reports from Europe and Montreal, bringing Hernan Bernardello and Dzemaili, it was clear that Montreal was going to be active and find a way to re-structure its roster. A MLS veteran, Alexander was brought in to bring his experience and versatility on the pitch as both a holding midfielder and offensive player.
With Montreal, he mostly played as a holding midfielder that can participate offensively in the midfield. But with the bottleneck in the midfield, this trade does make sense.