The Montreal Impact announced on Tuesday that they have signed midfielder Sinisa Ubiparipovic for their debut MLS season in 2012. Per league and team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“I’m extremely happy to be joining the Impact family for Major League Soccer,” Sinisa Ubiparipovic told montrealimpact.com. “I am looking forward to helping this team make the transition into the new league, and also start working on winning championships.”
Ubiparipovic joined the NASL Impact on August 2, starting eight of his 10 appearances for the club. The Bosnia-Herzegovina-born US midfielder registered a team-leading four assists while notching three goals.
Prior to joining the Impact, Ubiparipovic played four seasons with the New York Red Bulls, scoring two goals and assisting on five in 69 appearances for the club. Ubiparipovic was also a member of the 2008 Red Bulls squad that went to MLS Cup, starting all four games on their run to the final.
The 28-year-old midfielder becomes Montreal's fourth MLS signing, following deals with Colombian defender Nelson Rivas, French midfielder Hassoun Camara and American goalkeeper Evan Bush.
“As a club, we are excited to have come to terms with Sinisa,” Impact head coach Jesse Marsch said. “With his MLS experience and success in the NASL this year, we think he will be an important piece moving forward for our move in MLS.”