CF Montreal acquires Alistair Johnston

Nashville SC defender Alistair Johnston playing against CF Montreal
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CF Montreal acquires Canadian player, Alistair Johnston. the Canadian, who is heading back to Canada. The defender was traded to CF Montreal from Nashville FC. In return, Montreal agreed to send one million dollars in allocation money spread over 2022 and 2023, and if they decide to sell him that Nashville will get a portion of the profits.

CF Montreal acquires Alistair Johnston from Nashville SC

It was reported by MLSSoccer.com that after being traded the team and Johnston have agreed on a contract extension that was reported as a four-year deal. The Vancouver native has spent some time as a child in Montreal before he and his family moved to Toronto. Also, he can play two positions as a defender. This can be as a wing-back or as a right-sided centre-back in a back three.

He was taken in the 2020 MLS Draft back in 2020 by Nashville as their 11th overall selection from Wake Forest University and he has spent the last two seasons playing in 48 games in all competitions. Johnston is also part of the Canadian national team and a regular defender in the team’s formation.

He made his international debut last March and so far has played 18 games for Canada mostly in World Cup qualifying and the Canadian can either be used as a wingback or a right-sided center back in Wilfred Nancy’s formation. The move follows a busy off-season last year that brought Kamal Miller, Djorde Mihailovic, Romell Quioto, and Mason Toye.

Alistair Johnston contribution last year and the first few games for Montreal

Johnston played 44 games with Nashville in which he scored one goal and added one assist in those games played and internationally he has one goal in those 18 games played. Neither club has officially made the deal official. Montreal will start its 2022 campaign on February 15. This is where they will face Santos Laguna on February 15 and 22. Montreal’s first MLS game will be on the road against Orlando City SC on February 27. They will then host the Philadelphia Union on March 5.

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