Camara becomes first player from Impact’s NASL roster to make MLS squad By Steven Sandor Posted on October 11, 2011 Comments Off on Camara becomes first player from Impact’s NASL roster to make MLS squad 0 582 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Hassoun Camara Hassoun CamaraHassoun Camara is the first member of the Montreal Impact’s NASL squad to crack the MLS roster for 2012. Camara, the Impact’s player of the year and the only member of the team to make the NASL’s Best XI, was re-signed by the Impact on Tuesday, and joins Colombian defender Nelson Rivas as a member of the club’s inaugural MLS roster. The Impact confirmed Tuesday that it did not have to use a discovery claim or any kind of allocation to retain Camara’s services — it has first right of refusal on all members of the club who were under contract for the 2011 NASL season. “It is with great pride and joy that I am joining the Impact in MLS in 2012,” said Camara in a release issued by the club. “I hope to continue improving as a player and to live some great experiences with the club. I am pleased that I have earned the confidence of the management and I hope to make them proud on the pitch.” Camara, a native of Senegal, can play in the midfield or in the back. He came to Montreal from French side SC Bastia in 2011. Camara was an odds-on favourite to remain with the Impact. Now fans will wait to hear news on keeper Evan Bush, who won the Golden Glove Award for having the best season (statistically speaking) in NASL in 2011, and would have been the choice of a few fans for Team MVP ahead of Camara.