The Montreal Impact announced the signing of Homegrown midfielder Jérémy Gagnon-Laparé on Thursday, marking the Sherbrooke, Quebec, native's rise from the club's academy system and Under-23 team to the senior squad.
A Canadian international with four caps to his name, Gagnon-Laparé is Montreal’s sixth Homegrown Player signing, following in the footsteps of Karl Ouimette, Maxim Tissot, Wandrille Lefèvre, Maxime Crépeau and Zakaria Messoudi. He becomes the 15th MLS Homegrown player signed in 2014.
The 19-year-old has trained with the first team since the start of the season, featuring for the Impact's PDL team, starting two games in the MLS Reserve League and making his pro debut against FC Edmonton in the semifinals of the Amway Canadian Championship.
Gagnon-Laparé joined the Impact Academy in 2011 and played for the club's U18, U21 and U23 teams.