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Montreal Impact offseason 2018-19

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Impact did mention that they have had options on seven players including all 3 Canadian goalkeepers. Cabrera, Azira, Krolicki and Vargas have also had their option exercised. 

Rod Fanni and Bacary Sagna's options haven't been extended, but they are still negotiating with them. 

As mentioned earlier, Béland-Goyette, Salazar and Fisher won't be back. David Choinière will get a training camp invite though.

They didn't mention who on their roster is already under contract. I think Bush, Amarikwa and Mancosu are the only 3 who are out of contract from what I know. So, the players who weren't mentioned are probably all under contract.

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Painful to see 3 Canadian goalkeepers behind a diop who was very weak with galaxy..1-2 of them need to move somewhere to play if they are still judged to be behind him

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I don't understand why Cabrera was extended at 270k a year unless they think they can trade him. He was injured most of the season and has never been worth his salary even when not injured.

As for Diop, he looked good the few times we saw him this year which is what he should be judged on, definitely a pretty good level for a backup keeper. The Galaxy were the worst team in the league in 2017 so it is not surprising that their keeper looked poor. I do agree Crepeau should move on though unless Bush is not re-signed. Diop only played in the VC games and friendlies last year so even if Crepeau beats him for the backup position he probably will not get much playing time.

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Not impressive..most recently played 3 games in Malaysia with Corbin-Ong and got pulled out every time then got replaced by other foreigners..of course that was on the top team in the country and expectations were very high but hes bounced around a bunch of countries and most of the time wasnt successful..hopefully not on a high salary and a type of we'll give you a shot and lets see what you can do

https://www.thestar.com.my/sport/football/2018/06/02/jdt-sign-marquez-looking-to-snap-up-another-argentine/

https://www.foxsportsasia.com/football/asian-football/malaysia-super-league/894582/jdt-sign-argentine-fernando-elizari-to-join-marquez/

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Patrick Leduc named director of soccer operations. I like him and he seems knowledgeable but the continual hiring of former players/club insiders is always worrying with the Impact and makes one wonder how much independence these people have in their jobs.

 

https://www.impactmontreal.com/en/post/2018/12/06/patrick-leduc-named-administrative-director-soccer-operations-impact

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12 hours ago, Grizzly said:

Patrick Leduc named director of soccer operations. I like him and he seems knowledgeable but the continual hiring of former players/club insiders is always worrying with the Impact and makes one wonder how much independence these people have in their jobs.

  

https://www.impactmontreal.com/en/post/2018/12/06/patrick-leduc-named-administrative-director-soccer-operations-impact

Like Saputo's brother-in-law who is leading the Impact's North American's scout team? 

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First small window is tomorrow for four hours

https://www.mlssoccer.com/post/2018/12/08/mls-offseason-begins-sunday-when-half-day-trade-window-opens-closes

The confetti will have scarcely completed its descent to the Mercedes-Benz Stadium turf at Saturday's 2018 MLS Cup (8 pm ET | FOX, UniMas, TSN, TVAS) when the first stage of the new offseason begins on Sunday morning.

Starting at 9 am ET, MLS teams will have four hours to begin making new signings or trade players. This represents MLS clubs' first chance to do so since rosters were frozen in mid-September.

While it may be a short window, a lot can happen. For example, last year, the trade of Kei Kamara to the Vancouver Whitecaps and Walker Zimmerman's move to LAFC were both completed during the four-hour stretch.

Once the window closes, no roster adjustments may occur until FC Cincinnati makes its selections in the MLS Expansion Draft on Tuesday. Following that, Free Agency begins later on Tuesday, with the MLS Waiver Drafts and the MLS Re-entry drafts to follow later in December.

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