By Steve Bottjer RedNation
Bringing back Mapp a smart move by Montreal
The Montreal Impact announced on Wednesday that the club has come to terms with midfielder Justin Mapp for the 2013 season. As per MLS and club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Mapp, 28, played 27 games for Montreal in their first season in the MLs, including 21 as a starter. He scored twice and added five assists in 1,641 minutes.
“I’m very excited to be back. I appreciate the opportunity given to me by the Impact to return for another year,” said Mapp. “I’m looking forward to 2013 following the success we had in our inaugural season in MLS.”
“We are very happy that we were able to come to a new agreement with Justin,” said Impact sporting director Nick De Santis. “Last season, Justin showed some very good moments. He is one of the most technical and gifted players on our team. We look forward to our technical staff continuing to work with Justin to help him find more consistency in his game, while helping him reach his fullest potential.”
In analyzing the move on a number of levels, it looks to be a smart one by Montreal to bring Mapp back.