Sutton returns to Montreal
Montreal, QC – The Montreal Impact announced the return of legendary goalkeeper Greg Sutton on Friday, as the Canadian stopper signed on to become the club's third 'keeper on the books. Per club and Major League Soccer policy, terms of the agreement will not be disclosed.
Sutton previously played for the Impact in the second division from 2001 to 2006 and enjoyed a successful career during that time. He earned Goalkeeper of the Year honors four straight years from 2003-06 and remains the club's all- time leader in shutouts, wins, and appearances.
"We are very pleased that Greg will be joining us for 2012," Impact head coach Jesse Marsch said in a statement. "His experience in MLS, with Toronto FC in their inaugural season and with New York, as well as his experience with the Impact franchise, makes him a terrific fit for our organization. His addition to our goalkeeping corps gives us great depth, knowledge and talent at that position."
The 34-year-old has spent the last four seasons in MLS, making 34 appearances for Toronto FC before making the switch to Red Bull New York ahead of the 2010 season.
Sutton joins a deep contingent of Impact 'keepers after the club traded up for Donovan Ricketts from the Los Angeles Galaxy and signed its 2011 NASL goalkeeper Evan Bush to an MLS contract this winter.