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Montreal Impact bring in help on defense with signing of Nigerian international Gege Soriola

In last place in the Eastern Conference and featuring one of MLS’ worst defenses, the Montreal Impact have added help in the form of Nigerian international center back Gege Soriola.

The 25-year-old’s signing was announced Tuesday, and as the Impact look to improve their team in the season’s busy final stretch – which also includes two CONCACAF Champions League matches against the New York Red Bulls – Soriola will likely fill an immediate need.

Details of the deal were not disclosed, per MLS policy.

Soriola (above, left) has played the last three seasons in the South African top flight with the Free State Stars, making 40 appearances (37 starts).

He previously played in Nigeria for JUTH, FC Bayelsa United FC and Heartland.

At the international level, he’s been capped eight times with Nigeria’s senior national team after coming up through the U-23 ranks.