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Montreal Impact acquires left-back Shaun Francis from the San Jose Earthquakes

Montreal add more depth on the defensive left side

San Jose Earthquakes v Houston Dynamo Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images

The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that the club has acquired Jamaican left-back Shaun Francis through a trade with the San Jose Earthquakes to add depth on the defensive left side due to the injury of Oyongo.

In exchange for Shaun Francis, the San Jose Earthquakes get a second round pick in the 2018 MLS SuperDraft or $50,000 in General Allocation Money in January 2018, contingent on certain stats during the 2017 season.

The 30-year-old Jamaican international is currently playing in his 8th MLS season. He has played 98 games, including 81 starts, and 7,323 regular-season minutes since 2010. Drafted by Columbus Crew SC, where he played for three years, he made a stint in Chicago in 2013, before going to San Jose. With the Earthquakes, he played 69 games, starting 59 times, and spent 5,305 minutes on the field. This term, he started all eight games he played.

Shaun Francis won't be joining the Montreal Impact until the Gold Cup run for Jamacia is over as he is currently playing for them at the 2017 Gold Cup.

"We are happy to have acquired Shaun. He gives us an additional option in the squad at left-back," said Montreal Impact technical director Adam Braz. "He has experience in MLS as well as at the international level, and does not take an international roster spot."


Position: Full-back

Height: 6'0''

Weight: 160 lbs

Birthdate and birthplace: October 2, 1986, in Mandeville, Jamaica

Citizenship: Jamaican

Previous Club: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

Date acquired: July 13, 2017