New deal between Impact and defender Hassoun Camara

New deal between Impact and defender Hassoun Camara

MONTREAL — Defender Hassoun Camara has agreed to a new contract with the Montreal Impact, the Major League Soccer club announced Friday.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Camara, whose option was not picked up by the Impact this week, removed his name from the list of eligible players for Friday’s MLS re-entry draft.

The 31-year-old Frenchman, who plays right fullback or in the central defence, earned US$235,000 last season, when he was limited mainly by injuries to nine regular season appearances, and was expected to take a salary cut in his new deal.

“Hassoun is one of the more experienced players on the team and we are happy that he will continue to provide leadership and continuity within our group,” general manager Adam Braz said in a statement.

Camara has five goals in 89 career MLS matches for Montreal. He joined the club in 2011, the year before it entered MLS.

“Very happy with my new deal with the club,” Camara wrote on Twitter.

Captain Patrice Bernier tweeted: “Happy to have the player, leader, ambassador and most of all friend @HassCamara6 still in our colours. The adventure continues.”

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