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Impact exercise options on 15 players ahead of 2014 season

TSN.ca Staff

12/19/2013 2:47:37 PM

The Montreal Impact confirmed on Thursday that 15 more roster members from their 2013 team would be returning for 2014.

The team announced that it exercised the options on 15 players including goalkeepers Evan Bush, Maxime Crepeau and Troy Perkins, defenders Matteo Ferrari, Karl W. Ouimette and Maxim Tissot and midfielders Patrice Bernier, Felipe, Wandrille Lefevre, Calum Mallace, Justin Mapp, Zakaria Messoudi, Sanna Nyassi, Blake Smith and Collen Warner.

Already under contract for next season were defenders Jeb Brovsky, Hassoun Camara and Adrian Lopez, midfielder Hernan Bernardello and forward Andrew Wenger.

The team had previously confirmed in October that star striker and leading scorer Marco Di Viao would also be returning to the club in 2014.

"We are happy to announce that 21 players will be back in 2014," said Impact sporting director Nick De Santis in a team release. "It's a very good core of players that will give us stability next season. The process to build a strong roster is well underway."