When the MLS season resumes on April 17 with a game against Toronto, there will be plenty of new faces in CF Montréal, formerly Montréal Impact. Nine members of last year’s team won’t be returning, but there will be eight new players: Kiki Struna, Kamal Miller, Joaquin Torres, Sunusi Ibrahim, Bjorn Johnsen, Zorhan Bassong, Ahmed Hamdi, and Djordje Mihailovic.
Of course, the biggest news in CF Montréal personnel is the departure of manager Thierry Henry, the most legendary player in Premier League history. Henry will be going back to London to spend time with his family, whom he did not see for most of 2020.
CF Montréal’s sporting director Olivier Renard says that although most of his transfers are done, there are still players who could be signed. What options does CF Montreal have?
This 34-year-old from Kansas City, Missouri, most recently played as a left-back for the New England Revolution, but he spent most of his career at Sporting Kansas City, where he made over 200 appearances over eight years. Sinovic was actually selected by Montreal back in 2011 as part of the draft, but he was sent packing within five days in exchange for Davy Arnaud. Maybe it would be fitting for him to finally play in Montreal.
One of only ten players who has scored more than 100 goals in MLS history and currently fifth on the all-time scoring list, Kamara most recently played for Minnesota United. This 36-year-old’s numbers speak for themselves.
Name another player who has suited up for 14 teams in ten years. Németh is a striker who has made appearances with Columbus Crew SC, Al Gharafa SC, and Roda JC, to name a few. He is a veteran player with international experience who could bring depth and proven goal scoring to Montreal.
This veteran of Canada’s national team most recently played for Los Angeles FC. A centre-back with good pass-interception and forward marking skills, Jakovic has spent his career in Serbia, America, and Japan, but has yet to play for a Canadian club team.
Dwyer is an English player who has spent the past few seasons with Orlando City. In fact, he led the team in goals in 2018. Injuries recently sidelined him, but it’s likely that this 30-year-old has some productive years left in him.