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Montreal Impact sign Raitala, Edwards

Milos Markovic in MLS, Transfer News & Rumours 13 Dec 2017

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MLS side Montreal Impact have announced the arrival of Finnish defender Jukka Raitala and Canadian midfielder Raheem Edwards in the expansion draft ahead of the new season.

Aiming to improve the overall quality of the team the club management decided to trade defender Laurent Ciman for a pair of players who were initially selected by Los Angeles FC on Tuesday night.

Jukka Raitala arrives from Columbus Crew where he made 28 appearances during 2017. Having made 20 starts for his first-ever MLS side, Raitala registered 2 assists and total of 1,920 minutes of competitive action.

The 29-year-old midfielder boasts great international experience, having already played for the likes of Hoffenheim, Osasuna and Heerenveen.

Raheem Edwards scored a goal and made six assists for Toronto FC in 2017. The talented 22-year-old Canada international made two appearances for his country thus far, making his senior appearance in Montreal earlier in 2017.

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Milos Markovic


Formerly a Chief Editor at the largest sports site in Serbia Sportske.net, Milos Markovic is an avid football writer who contributes to a variety of online football magazines - most prominently Soccernews.com and Futbolgrad.com. His feature articles, editorials, interviews and match analyses have provided informed opinion and views, helping the football aficionados keep up to date on relevant events in world football.

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