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Fresh meat: Alejandro Silva & Rudy Camacho

New comers on the verge of being announced in the team. Get the insider look at who they are!

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Player Profile:

Alejandro Silva Gonzalez

Born: Montevideo, Uruguay

Date of Birth: September 4th, 1989

Height: 5’10

Weight: 152 LBS

Position(s): Right back, right midfielder

It has been reported that Alejandro Silva will be joining the Montreal Impact from Argentinian side, Lanus.

The Uruguayan native played for a variety of clubs across South America before making his way to Montreal.

In his early years, he crafted his trade with Fenix of the Uruguayan Primera Division before he transferred to Olimpia of Paraguay. After a 2-year spell with Olimpia, where they were the runner-up of the Copa Libertadores in 2013, he joined Lanus of the Argentine Primera Division in 2014. He has been with Lanus apart from a loan spell with Penarol in 2015.

The 28-year old appeared on the Uruguayan side on 2 occasions.

Alejandro Silva will help Remi Garde’s side in a number of ways. He brings versatility to the lineup as he can operate as a right-back and a right-midfielder. He has an abundance of offensive tools at his disposal. He’s capable of passing, dribbling, and crossing to set up his teammates for prime scoring chances.

If Silva’s deployed as a midfielder, he’ll be given the opportunity to utilize his skill set to distribute the ball to Matteo Mancosu and Anthony Jackson-Hamel. It’s likely that he will be provided a substantial amount of minutes to see how he gels with the team.

Player Profile:

Rudy Camacho

Born: France

Date of Birth: March 5th, 1990

Height: 6’1

Weight: 169 LBS

Position(s): Centre back

Rudy Camacho played the majority of his professional career in France where he made stops for AS Nancy B (2010-12), AS Lyon-Duchere (2012-14) and CS Sedan (2014-16). After his brief spell with CS Sedan, he joined Waasland-Beveren of Belgium on a free transfer.

The 27-year-old would undoubtedly solidify the backend, in doing so, he’d provide some much-needed depth. The Impact has a gaping weakness at the center-back position, however, with the acquisition of Rudy Camacho, his arrival would resolve any problems on the backend. In comparison to Zakaria Diallo, Camacho has a very similar skill set. Both players use their strength to challenge aerial duels, which is a visible weakness in the Impact’s game.