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Montreal Impact re-sign goalkeeper Clément Diop

Diop agreed to a one-year contract with an option for the 2021 season.

Canada; Montreal Impact goalkeeper Clement Diop (23) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Toronto FC at the Canadian Championship at BMO Field. (Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports)
Canada; Montreal Impact goalkeeper Clement Diop (23) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Toronto FC at the Canadian Championship at BMO Field. (Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports)

The Montreal Impact have re-signed goalkeeper Clément Diop, the club announced Friday. Diop agreed to a one-year deal with an option for the 2021 season. 

“We are glad that Clément extends his contract with us and we are happy to count on him for the next season,” Montreal sporting director Olivier Renard said in a statement. “He’s a goalkeeper that showed his skills at the end of last season in cup and regular-season games.”

The Senegal international holds a green card and will not occupy an international roster slot. 

Diop sat out the entire 2018 Major League Soccer regular season and played two Canadian Championship games. The goalkeeper then led the Impact to a Canadian Championship title in 2019 and played the last two regular-season games.  

The 26-year-old arrived in Montreal from the LA Galaxy through the 2017 waiver draft. He spent two seasons with the Galaxy and made 15 appearances in 2017, when LA finished last in the Western Conference with an 8-18-8 record. 

At the international level, Diop has one appearance for the Senegal men’s national team in a 2017 friendly against Uganda. He was also called up for five 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying games. 

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