Archive for November 25th, 2011

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First Mayen, now Arguez: Strikers definitely made an impression on the Montreal brass

Now that the MLS expansion draft is done, the Montreal Impact wasted little time going back to the NASL well.

The team announced Friday that it has signed American midfielder Bryan Arguez, who spent the 2011 season with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Even before Jesse Marsch came on as coach, the team vowed that it would mine NASL for players — not just from its own roster, but from around the league — to make the jump with the Impact to MLS. The team confirmed that Arguez was a pick made through the MLS Discovery process.

Arguez represented the Americans at 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada and played for for U-20s again in 2009.
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Farenik will be on FC Edmonton roster in 2012

Justin Farenik

FC Edmonton confirmed that defender Justin Farenik will be on the 2012 roster.

The 24-year-old Calgarian has been training with the club from the end of October, when coach Harry Sinkgraven brought the team together to begin its offseason training program. FC Edmonton is not taking a winter break — instead, the players are working indoors to prepare for the 2012 NASL season.

Farenik has played at Trinity Western University and enjoyed a great career at Calgary’s Mount Royal University. He is yet another example of Edmonton taking a chance on a Canadian collegiate player. Standout centre back Paul Hamilton and striker Paul Craig are Canadian university products.
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