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MONTREAL – FC Montreal midfielder Louis Béland-Goyette has signed as an MLS Homegrown Player with the Montreal Impact, starting with the 2017 season.
Béland-Goyette has captained FC Montreal over the past two seasons in the USL, making 41 appearances and logging 3,256 minutes. The central midfielder recorded four goals and one assist in that span, including earning the USL Goal of the Month for August this past season. He also earned one selection to the USL Team of the Week.
“We are excited to add Louis to our roster for next season. He has done very well with FC Montreal this past season and has developed well over the course of two seasons with FC Montreal,” said Montreal Impact technical director Adam Braz. “He has shown that he also deserved a spot within the first team. He’s a central midfielder with a good understanding of the game and good range of passing.”
“This is a new step in my career for which I am very happy and excited,” said Béland-Goyette. “This is a reward for much work and determination. My situation wasn’t easy, but I managed to show the character that I have. I want to think the FC Montreal and Academy staff that has shown confidence in me and helped me develop both as a person and as a player.”
A native of Pointe-Claire, Béland-Goyette joined the Impact Academy in September 2011, playing with the U18, U21 and U23 teams. He registered two assists in eight games and 566 minutes in 2014 in the PDL and also played in three MLS Reserve League games.
On the international scene, Béland-Goyette played two games with the Canadian U23 national team at the Pan-American Games as well as four games with the U20 at the CONCACAF U20 Championship in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 2015. He has also played with the U18 selection.