Montreal Impact head coach Jesse Marsch: Bryan Arguez’s signing was a coincidence

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Montreal Impact head coach Jesse Marsch: Bryan Arguez’s signing was a coincidence

The newly added club to the MLS roster, Montreal Impact has signed a new player to their squad. The Impact landed Bryan Arguez at Saputo Stadium on Sunday after finalizing the talks on Saturday.

Arguez played the 2011 season with USAL outfit Ft. Lauderdale Strikers along with teammate Gerson Mayen. Mayen was with the Strikers on loan from CD Chivas USA this year. The player was also signed by the Impact head coach Jesse Marsch on Wednesday after the 2011 Expansion Draft in exchange of James Riley.

The Impact boss had been in advanced talks with Arguez prior to the Draft however; he did not reveal the player before concluding the drafting process.

According to Marsch, Arguez came under the Impact’s radar by coincidence. He was scouting Mayen at the Strikers but Arguez’s skill-set also made him a strong contender for a midfield position at the Impact.

“Arguez caught my attention when I was watching Mayen’s progress with the Strikers,” Marsch admitted. “Bryan had been the best player in that team.”

The player becomes the 17th player in the Impact’s roster. With seven spots still vacant in the squad, the head coach is still looking for talent and it is probable that two of the spots might be filled with designated players.

“There will be more announcements to come soon,” Marsch said.

Prior to Impact’s final decision, the club acquired Mayen and Justin Mapp from Chivas USA. Marsch picked up Seattle Sounders FC midfielder, Riley in the Expansion Draft and immediately exchanged him with the Rojiblancos for Mayen and Mapp.

“The idea is the same as when I went to South America, only with different prospects,” he told the media. “We added a few attacking players during the expansion draft, but we’re still looking for more players in that role.”

The latest signings in the MLS and Marsch’s trip to Latin America show signs that the club is focusing mostly on young talent. The only veteran acquired so far is Houston Dynamo striker Brian Ching. However, Ching’s status is still in doubts as the player is hesitant in relocating from Texas to Quebec.

 

 

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