The expansion club gave up an international roster spot, $50,000 in general allocation money and $50,000 in targeted allocation money to get Lovitz.
The Wydmoor, Pa., native joined the Impact in 2017 from Toronto FC. In Montreal, Lovitz made the transition from winger to left back. He was named the 2017 Impact defender of the year.
Lovitz earned his debut for the United States men’s national team in January 2019. He went on to earn 12 caps for Gregg Berhalter and the national team.
At the club level, Lovitz played 91 games for the Montreal Impact in all competitions, 75 of them at left back. He won two Voyageurs Cups, one for the Impact in 2019 and the other in 2016 with Toronto FC.