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Stefano Mauri linked with Montreal Impact. 34 year old offensive midfielder, Captained Lazio. Was also implicated in Calciopoli betting scandal for non divulgation.

http://www.transfermarketweb.com/?action=read&idsel=136009

http://www.calcioweb.eu/2014/02/mercato-lazio-il-montreal-vuole-mauri-il-giocatore-ci-pensa/82484/

Also Nick DE Santis confirming that Santiago Gonzalez will sign with IMFC, but not as a DP

Olivier Brett ‏@Olivier_Brett 2h

Nick De Santis confirme que si Santiago Gonzalez signait avec @impactmontreal, il n'aurait pas le statu de joueur designe. #IMFC

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The Gonzalez signing is now official. We definitely needed another striker but can't say I am really excited about this. Not much experience, most of it is at a pretty low level and I don't have much faith in NDS scouting and talent evaluation abilities. I think we still need a more experienced and dependable striker to play with Di Viao. I hope he proves me wrong though.

http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2014/02/uruguayan-forward-santiago-gonzalez-joins-impact

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It is crazy they were talking about young DP and now amortized salaries for Gonzalez. I don't see anything in his background that suggest he should be paid above $100 000.

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Impact played its first friendly of the year in a 2-1 win against Orlando. Gonzalez and Romero scored the goals.

First Half: Crépeau; Ouimette, Camara, Ferrari, Miller; Bernardello; Mapp, Warner, Felipe, Smith; Di Vaio

Second Half: (I assume that Crépeau was in net) Mallace, Rivas, Lefèvre, Meftouh; Nyassi, Laparé, Messoudi, Romero; Di Vaio, Gonzalez

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Heath Pearce officially signed yesterday. An excellent signing if he stays healthy. http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2014/03/impact-adds-defender-heath-pearce-its-roster

Also not sure I buy it, but here is Saputo's explanation of the lack of off-season signings this year: http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2014/03/joey-saputo-blog-we-have-united-group-led-experienced-leadership

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Let's play, "Which Argentine #10, If Any, Will Be Unveiled In May As The Third DP, Based On Unsubstantiated Rumours?".

 

Not only does it have a catchy name, it's fun!

 

Obviously it will be either Riquelme, Trezeguet, or Ignacio Piatti, because the internet says so.

 

Can't be Cambiasso because there are too many DMs already.

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Seems crazy to spend $3m+ a year on a guy who had a a couple mediocre seasons with a small Italian club, who doesn't seem anywhere near the Argentina national team. You could get half a Michael Bradley for that, and you'd still be overpaying.

 

Have you ever seen him play?

 

As for the salary, it's Tony Marinaro who came up with the $3m figure so I wouldn't put too much faith in that number. He's the same guy who said Del Piero to the Impact was a done deal in 2012 and constantly throws out bogus rumors.

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Seems crazy to spend $3m+ a year on a guy who had a a couple mediocre seasons with a small Italian club, who doesn't seem anywhere near the Argentina national team. You could get half a Michael Bradley for that, and you'd still be overpaying.

 

Sure the Portland Timbers were crazy to signing a guy who had a couple mediocre seasons in Portugal and Spain where he couldn't play regularly that only got into the Argentina team because it wasn't at a FIFA date. He could be making 3M pesos a year for whatever reason (Which is about $375K US, 25K less than Valeri), = I'll wait until I see the MLS PU's report to comment on his salary or if someone else than Marinaro corroborates to the story.

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Seems crazy to spend $3m+ a year on a guy who had a a couple mediocre seasons with a small Italian club, who doesn't seem anywhere near the Argentina national team. You could get half a Michael Bradley for that, and you'd still be overpaying.

 

Yeah that's right ... cause paying $6M for Michael Bradley isn't over paying, for a guy who rode the pine at AS Roma. Piatti has scored some important goals leading San Lorenzo, to the coppa libertadores, and viewed by many as that teams best player.

 

Nick Sabetti: Ignacio Piatti would be an exciting signing for the Montreal Impact

 

http://www.goal.com/en-ca/news/4175/major-league-soccer/2014/03/28/4714357/nick-sabetti-ignacio-piatti-would-be-an-exciting-signing-for-the-

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Montreal Impact trade Andrew Wenger for Jack McInerney which seems like a more lopsided trade than Rogers for Magee.  How did we manage to trade a striker that can't score for one who can and is 2 years younger? Wenger is from Pennsylvania and McInerney is in the last year of his contract but it just does not make any sense. I am not complaining though, welcome to Montreal and the Impact Jack! The season is starting to look a bit better now.

 

http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/news/2014/04/impact-acquires-forward-jack-mcinerney-trade-philadelphia-union

 

http://www.mlssoccer.com/news/article/2014/04/04/philadelphia-union-trade-top-scorer-jack-mcinerney-montreal-impacts-andrew-w

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