Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - The Montreal Impact announced on Monday the
club has signed 2013 SuperDraft selection Blake Smith.
Smith, 22, was selected eighth overall by the Impact out of the University of
New Mexico, where he scored three goals and added 13 assists in 21 games
played last season. Smith was also named a First Team NSCAA Far West All-
Region and a First Team All-Mountain Pacific player in 2012.
"We are very pleased to have come to terms with our first draft pick," said
Impact sporting director Nick De Santis. "He has shown good progress
throughout camp. There is a big difference between the college game and the
pros, so there will be an adjustment period for him. He has all the qualities
to be a successful outside midfielder in MLS."
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