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Rivas re-signs with Impact for 2014 campaign

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The Canadian Press
1/17/2014 6:39:44 PM
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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)

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