MONTREAL (Sporting Alert) — Former Italian international Alessandro Nesta has signed with MLS club Montreal Impact from AC Milan.
The veteran defender had served his time well with the Serie A side and is now joining the growing international group in U.S. Major League Soccer.
Montreal Impact made the announcement on Thursday and the 36-year-old 2006 World Cup winner is delighted to start over again some where else.
”I’m very happy to be here,” Nesta said. ”Despite some offers to continue my career in Europe, I was looking for a new challenge and wanted to play in MLS.
”Upon visiting my friend Marco (Di Vaio) to see him play his first game with Montreal, I met great people in this club. I really liked what I saw and I was convinced Montreal was where I wanted to be.”
The MLS has been growing for several years with the likes of David Beckham and Robbie Keane being some of the most high-profiled players captured.
It is also being rumoured that clubs are interested in bringing England international and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard to the United States as well.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder David Beckham has been suspended for one game and also fined by the league for “confrontational and provocative behavior” which happened during and after the Galaxy’s 4-3 defeat to the San Jose Earthquakes last Saturday.