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Montreal Impact sign Canadian midfielder Samuel Piette to three-year contract

MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact signed Canadian midfielder Samuel Piette to a three-year contract on Wednesday. The deal includes an option for the 2023 season.
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MONTREAL — The Montreal Impact signed Canadian midfielder Samuel Piette to a three-year contract on Wednesday.

The deal includes an option for the 2023 season.

"We are very happy, as he is, to have found an agreement that shows mutual respect, as there was interest from both sides to reach this conclusion," said Impact sporting director Olivier Renard. "We wanted Samuel to stay with the club and I want to thank him to have trust in our project.

"He will be able to continue his contribution on and off the field."

Over the last three seasons with the Impact, the 25-year-old from Repentigny, Que., has started 70 regular-season games for the Major League Soccer club and recorded four assists.

Piette made US$143,160 in 2019, 15th highest on the Montreal payroll according to the MLS Players Association.

At the international level, Piette has four assists in 46 games — including 32 starts — with the Canadian national team.

Piette has previously played in Spain, Germany and France.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on Dec. 18, 2019.

The Canadian Press