Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed on October 20, 2016 as a Homegrown Player.
OUTSIDE MLS: In his only USL season, with FC Montreal, Tabla recorded five goals and five assists in 21 games and 1,685 minutes. He was voted the USL Player of the Week and selected to the Team of the Week for the 21st week of activity. He also appeared with the first team in the international game against A.S. Roma last August 3 at Stade Saputo.
YOUTH: After joining the Impact Academy setup for the first time in August 2012, Tabla left on December 9, 2013, and then continued his formation in April 2015, after a stint with Montreal amateur club Panellinios. He was part of the Impact U18 team that finished the 2014-2015 season top of the USSDA general standings. At the individual level, he was named Canadian U17 Player of the Year in 2014 and the Quebec Soccer Federation Male Youth Player of Excellence in 2014 and 2015.
INTERNATIONAL: Though born in the Ivory Coast, Tabla has represented Canada internationally at the U-17 and U-20 levels, where he has scored three goals in 14 games.