The Montreal Impact announced that the club has acquired Canadian centre back Joel Waterman, following a transfer from Cavalry FC, from the Canadian Premier League. Waterman signed a two-year contract with the club, with options for 2022 and 2023.
“We are happy to welcome Joel to the Impact,” said sporting director Olivier Renard. “He’s a centre-back that can play every position in a three or four man defensive line, and also as a defensive midfielder. He’s a player with the right mentality, and he comes to Montreal following a good season in CPL.”
Waterman, 23, played the last season with Cavalry FC, helping the team finish atop both the Canadian Premier League Spring and Fall Seasons’ standings, before appearing in the first leg of the league final. He played 25 regular season games and 1,719 minutes, scoring one goal, and three Canadian Championship games. He was selected by Calgary in the second round of the 2019 CPL U-Sports Draft.
He previously played four seasons with the Trinity Western University Spartans, in British Columbia, registering nine goals and four assists in 47 career games, including 38 starts.
Waterman also played three seasons in the USL Premier Development League, suiting up with the Kitsap Pumas in 2016, TSS FC Rovers in 2017 and the Calgary Foothills in 2018, with whom he won the league playoff championship. He also appeared in two Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games in 2016.
Transaction: The Montreal Impact acquired defender Joel Waterman, following a transfer from Cavalry FC, from the Canadian Premier League. Waterman signed a two-year contract with the club, with options for 2022 and 2023.