Quebec goalkeeper Maxime Crépeau will continue his professional soccer career with the Portland Timbers, who signed him on Wednesday to a two-year contract including an option year for 2026.
The news is therefore intended to be a confirmation of what The Athletic website reported via its journalist Tom Bogert earlier this month. The 29-year-old athlete will join an organization that has recently hired other former Montreal Impact players, including James Pantemis, Kamal Miller and Eric Miller.
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Crépeau won the MLS Cup with Los Angeles FC in 2022. He suffered a broken leg during the Major League Soccer finals this year, limiting him to playing in just seven games since last season. Despite everything, the Cerberus managed two shutouts: he has 23 in his career at the Garber circuit.
“His ability and character are traits that will improve our group,” Timbers general manager Ned Grabavoy said on the club’s website. Max has the leadership skills and experience we need in this role and I am very pleased to have him take over.”
The former Impact goalkeeper also played for the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS. On the international stage, he represented Canada in 15 matches across all categories and competitions.