The Montreal Impact have acquired midfielder Issey Nakajima-Farran and allocation money from Toronto FC in exchange for Collen Warner.
Nakajima-Farran, 30, is fresh off of his performance in the semi-final leg of the Amway Canadian Championships where he scored the winning goal on a penalty kick on Wednesday. The Calgary native is also a member of the Canadian national team.
He has scored two goals in five games this season and made two starts. He has one goal in 30 appearances with the National team. He has been a member of the team since 2007.
“We’d like to thank Collen for everything he did both on and off the field during his time with the Impact and we wish him well moving forward,” said Impact head coach Frank Klopas in a press release.
“We are very pleased to be able to add Issey Nakajima-Farran to our roster. He is a player whose qualities will fit well within our group and style of play. We feel his experience with both the national team and abroad will benefit our team.”
This is a move to try and get some results this season. Warner was in and out of the lineup this year and the Impact are hoping that the veteran presence of Nakajima-Farran can settle down a team that – let’s face it – has been really struggling this season.
He’s not a saviour by any means, but it’s another veteran to put in the midfield with Justin Mapp and Felipe who will improve the situation for the team this season.