Will the Montreal Impact’s loss be FC Edmonton’s gain?
The Eddies confirmed Monday that Canadian midfielder/defender Fabrice Lassonde — who has been playing the left back position in the majority of preseason matches — has inked a deal with the club. Lassonde confirmed that it’s a one-year deal.
Lassonde, a Quebec native who has played both left and right back for various Canadian national youth team, had been on the books of Bundesliga side FC Ingolstadt until 2011. When he was released, he trained with his hometown Montreal Impact over the summer — but wasn’t signed. He went back to Germany, but couldn’t find an offer that suited him, and then took the opportunity to come to FCE on trial, where he has impressed at camp.
“Of course, it is disappointing to not get signed when you are training with a team,” said Lassonde of the Impact experience. “But at the end of the day, I wasn’t part of their plans. And I am excited about the opportunities here in Edmonton.”
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