Impact re-sign keeper Clement Diop to one-year deal with 2021 option


Montreal Impact goalkeeper Clement Diop (23) holds the Voyageurs Cup after defeating Toronto FC in the second leg of Canadian Champion soccer action in Toronto, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (Cole Burston/CP)

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact have signed French goalkeeper Clement Diop to a one-year contract with an option for 2021.

The 26-year-old has spent the last two Major League Soccer seasons with the Impact and was in goal for both legs of Montreal’s Canadian Championship victory over Toronto FC.

He started four games over the tournament, allowing three goals while recording two shutouts. He also started two MLS regular season games in 2019.

Diop was selected by the Impact in the 2017 MLS Waiver Draft, after two seasons with the LA Galaxy.

"We are glad that Clement extends his contract with us and we are happy to count on him for the next season," Impact sporting director Olivier Renard said in a statement. "He’s a goalkeeper that showed his skills at the end of last season in cup and regular season games."

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