Montreal Impact announce Homegrown signing of U-23 forward Anthony Jackson-Hamel
The Montreal Impact announced on Friday that U-23 forward Anthony Jackson-Hamel has been signed to the first team as a Homegrown player.
As per MLS policy, details of the contract were not disclosed.
Jackson-Hamel, who will turn 21 on Saturday, has scored four goals in six PDL games this season with the Impact U-23s. He has also scored three goals in four starts in the MLS Reserve League in 2014, all coming with a hat trick against the New York Red Bulls on April 6.
Originally from Quebec City, Jackson-Hamel joined the Impact Academy in 2010, playing for the U-21s before the team entered the PDL and evolved into the U-23 side. He most notably helped the Impact U-21s reach the final of the Canadian Soccer League in 2012.
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At the international level, Jackson-Hamel played two games with the U-20 Canadian men’s national team during the 2013 U-20 CONCACAF Championship in Mexico.
He becomes the seventh Impact Academy product to sign a pro deal in MLS, alongside defenders Karl W. Ouimette, Maxim Tissot and Wandrille Lefèvre, goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau, as well as midfielders Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé and Zakaria Messoudi.