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Shamit Shome Loaned to Ottawa

Young midfielder to spend 2018 in the capital . . . .

MLS: New England Revolution at Montreal Impact
Shamit Shome, replacing Patrice Bernier in the captain’s last-ever appearance.
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Montreal Impact has sent 20 year-old midfielder Shamit Shome on loan to Ottawa Fury for the 2018 season, subject to the normal conditions per right of recall at any time.

The Albertan native, who also qualifies to play internationally for Bangladesh, joins a growing contingent of Montreal Impact loanees at TD Place. Maxime Crepeau, Thomas Meilleur-Giguere and Michael Salazar are already there, and are joined by former left-sided defender/midfielder, Maxime Tissot, after his successful season with Marc Dos Santos led San Francisco Deltas, which decided to close operations in 2017.

Shamit has made one MLS appearance for the Impact, coming on as 82nd minute sub for Patrice Bernier in the captain’s last-ever match in bleu/blanc/noir, against New England Revolution, on the final day of 2017 regular season. He’s also been an unused sub on three other occasions; twice in MLS and once in the Canadian Championship.

Ottawa Fury began its season last Saturday, losing 1-4 to Charlotte Independence (an affiliate club of Colorado Rapids) in North Carolina. The only Impact player who featured was Michael Salazar, who came off the bench in the 56th minute to assist with Spaniard, Sito Seoane’s goal which brought the score back to 1-2.

Fury has a free weekend coming up, before there’s an opportunity for Shome to feature in a derby match-up in Toronto, against TFC II’s, March 31.

Shome, has played 7 times for the Canadian u20 national team and was selected by IMFC in the second round, 41st overall, at the 2017 MLS SuperDraft as a Generation Adidas Canada member.

He was a nominated finalist as Canadian U20 Player of the Year in 2016.