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Montreal Impact Sign Italian Striker Bernardo Corradi

Kyle DegabContributor IIIMarch 15, 2012

After a 2-0 defeat in their MLS debut, it became fairly evident that the Montreal Impact had very limited attacking options in their side.  

And it seems they have wasted little time in bolstering their strike force. is reporting the signing of Italian striker Bernardo Corradi. 

"The Montreal Impact announced on Thursday that the club has come to terms with Italian striker Bernardo Corradi. He will officially be added to the Montreal Impact roster and be eligible for selection in competitive matches pending receipt of his ITC. As per MLS and club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed."

Corradi is a 35-year-old striker who has scored 68 goals in Serie A.  Now in the twilight of his career, Corradi was most recently a bench player with Udinese.  However, his pedigree is vast, having played in the top flight of European football, including Italy, Spain and England.  

This deal is at an apparent very low risk: A three-month contract with a club option to extend the deal. 

Corradi said of the deal: 

“I’m happy to join the club and the Impact family. I had a feeling early on that it would be a good fit for both sides. Now, I will do my best to help the team reach the level that this club and this city deserve.”

At 6'3", Corradi is a big, tall striker who Montreal will look to center their attack around.  With a very heavy Italian population, this looks to be a good fit for both sides.

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