Impact bring club legend Greg Sutton back to Montreal
Then there were three. The Montreal Impact added a third goalkeeper on Friday, announcing the return of former Impact star Greg Sutton.
Per club and Major League Soccer policy, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.
Sutton joins Donovan Ricketts, recently acquired in a trade with the LA Galaxy, and Evan Bush, who started in the nets for the NASL Impact in 2011.
“We are very pleased that Greg will be joining us for 2012,” Impact head coach Jesse Marsch said in a statement. “His experience in MLS, with Toronto FC in their inaugural season and with New York, as well as his experience with the Impact franchise, makes him a terrific fit for our organization. His addition to our goalkeeping corps gives us great depth, knowledge and talent at that position.”
Sutton, 34, spent the last four years in MLS. He made 34 appearances for Toronto in the club’s first three seasons. In April 2010, he joined the Red Bulls, where he made 10 starts in a mostly backup role for the Big Apple club.
Before his MLS adventure, Sutton was a living legend with the Impact. Between 2001 to 2006, he starred for the club in the second division, earning league Goalkeeper of the Year honors four straight years from 2003-06. He remains the club’s all-time leader in shutouts, wins, and appearances.
Sutton, who has 16 caps for Canada to his name, returned to the Impact on loan midway through the 2011 season. He made one start.