FURY FC ADD MIDFIELDER ZAKARIA MESSOUDI ON LOAN FROM MONTREAL IMPACT
The Montreal Impact announced on Friday that midfielder Zakaria Messoudi has been loaned out to Ottawa Fury FC for the 2014 North American Soccer League (NASL) season.
"It's a good opportunity to gain valuable experience," said Impact head coach Frank Klopas. "He'll get more playing time in real game situations, which is very important for his development as a young player."
Messoudi, 20, joined the Academy in 2010, playing three seasons with the U21 team before signing a professional contract with the first team on June 4, 2013.
That year, he tallied three assists in 10 starts and 900 minutes in MLS Reserve League play. The previous season, he scored one goal and added an assist in four reserve league games. At the international level, Messoudi played three games with the U20 Canadian national team at the 2013 CONCACAF Championships, in Mexico.
"We are happy to be playing a role in Zakaria's development," said Fury FC Head Coach Marc Dos Santos. "This is also a positive step for our club to be working with MLS clubs, especially a quality organization like the Montreal Impact."
Heading into Saturday's pre-season friendly against Syracuse University at the Complexe Branchaud-Brière in Gatineau, the updated Fury FC roster is as follows:
Goalkeepers (3): Marcel DeBellis, Chad Bush, Devala Gorrick
Defenders (6): Ramon Soria, Omar Jarun, Andrés Fresenga, Maykon Araujo, Drew Beckie, Mason Trafford
Midfielders (8): Nicki Paterson, Richie Ryan, Mauro Eustaquio, Hamza Elias, Sinisa Ubiparipovic, Philippe Davies, Tony Donatelli, Zakaria Messoudi
Forwards (5): Oliver Minatel, Carl Haworth, Tom Heinemann, Pierre-Rudolph Mayard, Vini Dantas