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Montreal Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS Player - Group E

SOCCER: MAR 19 MLS - Impact at FC Dallas
Two of Group E’s contenders seen here as Laurent Ciman heads away a goal bound effort from Maxi Urruti then of FC Dallas...
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Group E is sure to provide a tight race for the top two places...

Whichever Impact man past or present, from Andres Romero, Laurent Ciman, Maxi Urruti or Rod Fanni topping the poll looks certain to avoid Didier Drogba in the round of 16. Drogba is currently surging ahead in the current live vote to establish the winner of Group D.

So it’s the wing play of an Argentinian, the generalship of a Belgian, the bow and arrow goal celebration of another Argentinian or the cool effectiveness of a Frenchman. Which will it be... who will win the day in Group E?

Here is the Group E line-up -

Andres Romero -
Andres Romero stands fifth in appearances (all comps) for IMFC in the MLS-era with 117. He’s tenth in the goalscorers list with 16 (all comps) and ninth in assists with 10. The former Argentinos Juniors player spent four seasons with the Impact after coming initially on-loan from Tombense Futebol Clube, then a second-tier club in Brazil.

Andres is a former Argentina u20 international.

Montreal Impact v Sporting Kansas City
Andres Romero takes on the SKC defence.
Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Laurent Ciman -
Laurent became a very popular player with IMFC fans soon after his arrival from Belgium’s Standard Liege in 2015. He was thrust straight away into the memorable CONCACAF Champions League run and played his best football for the Impact during that first season in which he earned MLS All-Star recognition. Nicknamed The General, he stayed at the club for three seasons before moving to LAFC scoring from a wonder-strike for his new club on his first visit back to Stade Saputo in 2018.

Made 107 appearances (all comps) (8th in MLS-era), scoring 4 goals and providing as many assists. Third highest overall in yellow cards (24) and joint-2nd in red cards with three (all in the same season).

Ciman has 20 international caps for Belgium (1 goal) and represented his country at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2016 Euros in France.

Friendly match”Belgium v Mexico”
Red Devil - Laurent Ciman in the colours of his country.

Maxi Urruti -
Arrived at Montreal Impact from FC Dallas at the beginning of the 208 season. Struggled for goals, but impressed with his high levels of work-rate.

41 appearances (all comps), 7 goals and 8 assists. Top scorer in MLS early season 2020 with 3 goals. Began his career with hometown Newell’s Old Boys (Rosario) in Argentina.|

SOCCER: AUG 28 MLS - Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Montreal Impact
Trademark - the bow and arrow of Maxi Urruti...
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Rod Fanni -
Whenever you’re stuck for a centre-back, what are you gonna’ do? ‘Send for Rod Fanni’, would be the answer in Montreal!

That’s exactly what’s happened on more than one occasion.

Has played for several clubs in France, most notably Marseille and been capped by Les Bleus on 5 occasions. A very cool, classy ball-playing defender who not only inspires confidence despite advancing years, but provides leadership and a calming influence.

35 appearances (all comps) - 1 goal.

Paris Saint-Germain v Olympique de Marseille - Ligue 1
Rod Fanni in the colours of previous club, Olympique Marseille...
Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

So there it is folks....

Please vote for your top player from these four. You have until 10pm tomorrow night to vote in our poll, below.

Top two in the percentage votes advance to the Round of 16. The other two are eliminated from the competition.

We will issue the voting template for Group F tomorrow evening.


Impact’s Greatest-ever MLS Player - Group E

This poll is closed

  • 31%
    Andres Romero
    (16 votes)
  • 39%
    Laurent Ciman
    (20 votes)
  • 7%
    Maxi Urruti
    (4 votes)
  • 21%
    Rod Fanni
    (11 votes)
51 votes total Vote Now