Iapichino joins the Impact after spending much of his development years with FC Basel, one of the most prestigious clubs in the Swiss first division, playing 29 games with the Under-21 team in 2008-09 and 2009-10.
The Swiss defender was loaned by the club to FC Biel-Bienne for the second half of the 2009-10 season, where he played 12 games in the Challenge League, the country’s second division.
He then joined FC Lugano on loan for the 2010-11 season, playing 25 regular-season games and two Swiss Cup games, alongside current Impact midfielder Felipe. He made a permanent move to Lugano for the 2011-12 season, adding 20 regular-season games and two Swiss Cup games.
Internationally, he took part in six friendly games with the Swiss U-20 national team, including games vs. the Italian U-20 national team and the German U-20 national team.
Iapichino will count as an international player on the Impact roster.
PROFESSIONAL 2011/2012: Started the season with FC Lugano, after completing a permanent transfer from FC Basel… Played 1,455 minutes in 20 games, also playing two Swiss Cup games… Took part in a tryout with the Impact in June, before officially joining the club on July 11… Played seven games, including five starts, in his first season in Major League Soccer… Recorded his first career MLS assist and first point on July 18 against New England… Played 45 minutes in the international match against Olympique Lyonnais on July 24 at Stade Saputo… Also started three MLS Reserve League games, registering one assist.
2010/2011: Loaned to FC Lugano, in the Swiss Challenge League, scoring one goal in 25 games (1,632 minutes)… Also played in two Swiss Cup games.
2009/2010: Scored one goal and played 1,210 minutes in 15 games with FC Basell II, before being loaned to FC Biel-Bienne for the second half of the season, where he played 12 games in the Challenge League, the country’s second division.
2008/2009: Played 14 games with FC Basell II, the club’s U21 team playing in the Liga Promotion.
Played in six friendly games with the Swiss U20 National Team, including games versus the Italian U20 National Team and the German U20 National Team.
Developed by FC Winterthur before joining prestigious Swiss club FC Basel.