Soccer

Rivas re-signs with Impact for 2014 campaign

{eot}
The Canadian Press
1/17/2014 6:39:44 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

MONTREAL - Defender Nelson Rivas, who was ejected from the only game he played in 2013, has signed a new contract with the Montreal Impact, the Major League Soccer club announced Friday.

The 30-year-old Colombian missed the entire regular season after knee surgery and then was shown the red card for charging an opponent in the 69th minute of Montreal's 3-0 loss to Houston in the knock-out round of the playoffs.

The club said Rivas will return for the 2014 campaign but gave no financial details of the deal.

"We are extremely happy to have Nelson back next season," sporting director Nick De Santis said in a statement. "After the retirement of Alessandro Nesta, it was important to have another centre back on the roster.

"We know he has not played a lot in his first two seasons but he has been healthy for months now. Nelson is still at a good age and is a player with power and strength. He also brings that intimidation factor on the field."

The former Inter Milan defender was the first player signed by Montreal for their entry into MLS in 2012.

Nelson Rivas (Photo: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Podcasts

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Frank Klopas: Sept. 18

Following Wednesday night's Champions League win, we catch up with the Impact's Head Coach

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Tommy Smyth: Sept. 18

We recap the UEFA Champions League Matchday 1 and sneak a peak at Tommy's legendary prediction ways.

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 15

Luke, Jason and KJ are back in-studio to talk Toronto FC dysfunction, Tim Leiweke's comments, the Whitecaps playoff push, EPL & more.


More Podcasts

Premier League Shows on TSN.ca

TSN.ca is Canada's exclusive home to highlight and feature programs from the Barclay's Premier League. Check out the latest programs on VOD below.


Net Busters

See all the goals, saves, bloopers and quotes from each week

- Episode 4

Previous episodes:3 | 2 | 1


BPL Match Pack

Weekly match preview show using interesting facts & figures

- Week 5

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television