Impact come to terms with defender Mapp on new deal

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12/12/2012 4:06:08 PM
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MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday that the club has come to terms with midfielder Justin Mapp for the 2013 season. As per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mapp, 28, he played 27 games in 2012, including 21 as a starter, scoring twice and adding five assists in 1,641 minutes.

Named to the MLS Best XI squad in 2006, Mapp has played in 248 career games in MLS since 2002, with Montreal, D.C. United, the Chicago Fire and the Philadelphia Union. He won the 2003 and 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. He has also appeared in eight games for the U.S. National Team, winning the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2007.

"I'm very excited to be back. I appreciate the opportunity given to me by the Impact to return for another year," said Mapp. "I'm looking forward to 2013 following the success we had in our inaugural season in MLS."

"We are very happy that we were able to come to a new agreement with Justin," said Impact sporting director Nick De Santis. "Last season, Justin showed some very good moments. He is one of the most technical and gifted players on our team.  We look forward to our technical staff continuing to work with Justin to help him find more consistency in his game, while helping him reach his fullest potential."

The Impact now has 21 players under contract for the 2013 season.

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