Some welcome news arrived for Impact fans this afternoon when it was announced that Romell Quioto has agreed to a two-year contract extension, with an option for 2023.
The Honduran international topped the team in goals scored and assists during the 2020 MLS regular season, tallying 8 and 6 respectively. He managed 19 appearances (17 starts).
Quioto’s goal tally was a personal best for him in MLS and he added a further two with goals in the play-off match against New England Revolution and in the CONCACAF Champions League against Deportivo Saprissa in Costa Rica back in February.
His total of 10 goals (all competitions) makes him only the seventh different Impact player to achieve this feat in one season in the MLS-era.
“We are happy to announce this contract extension for Romell, because it was important that he stayed with us,” declared Montreal Impact sporting director Olivier Renard.
“All year long he has proved his value on the pitch through his performances, but also with his winning and leader mentality. That’s the fruit of his labor, now it’s up to him to continue that work in order to achieve the club’s goals in the years to come.”
Quioto, 29, has played four seasons in MLS, tallying 15 goals and 17 assists in 72 regular season matches during his previous three-year tenure with the Houston Dynamo.
Beforehand, the Rio Esteban native had played three and a half seasons with upcoming Champions League opponents, CD Olimpia, in the Honduran Liga Nacional.
Internationally, Quioto has scored eight goals in 47 matches with the Honduran national team.