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Transfer: Montreal Impact Buys Indy Eleven Goalkeeper Kristian Nicht Ahead Of CONCACAF Champions League Final

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Washington, D.C. (Stone Sports Management, LLC) – April 27, 2015

Veteran goalkeeper Kristian Nicht is on the move again to the Montreal Impact.  But this time it is Indy Eleven permanently transferring him to Major League Soccer that puts him in a position to be the last line of defense in the most important game in Canadian club history and one of the most important games in Major League Soccer's history: The CONCACAF Champions League Final Second Leg against Mexican side Club America.

The match is expected to be the most attended match in Canadian history with 61,004 tickets sold at Olympic Stadium.  After scoring an important away goal in Mexico's Azteca stadium, the Impact will advance to the FIFA World Club Championships this December in Japan should it post a clean sheet or any victory margin.  

The Montreal Impact were in desperate need of a goalkeeper after its starter Evan Bush received his second yellow card in as many games triggering an automatic suspension. After the Impact's attempt to appeal the suspension was denied, the Impact turned to a familiar face in Nicht after he had been on loan previously this season and backed up Bush during three matches in the CONCACAF Champions League in previous rounds.  

"We are very pleased to acquire an experienced goalkeeper who is having success this season and who has had success in the past," said Impact Technical Director Adam Braz.  "We know how he will integrate within the group with ease and he has spent a few weeks with us during training camp as well as  for games in Mexico and Olympic Stadium."

SSM's President and Players' Agent Justin B. Stone had already made plans to travel to Montreal for this historic ocassion but now the game has even greater implications. "This is such a special moment for Kristian and cannot wait to see him perform at a high level in front of such a large audience," remarked Stone. "Kristian has been playing really well this season for Indy Eleven and has played in front of crowds larger than 60,000, so his experience will help him and the Impact against Club America."

Nicht leaves Indy Eleven as the only player to play every minute of every game and will always be known for being the first player signed in the club's history.  He earned the 2014 Player of the Year Award and owns the NASL Modern-Day record for consecutive clean sheet minutes with 397.  His impact on the club and community can be summarized by Eleven Heaven's Editorial by clicking HERE

"It is our desire to be a player-friendly club, and we are honoring that by allowing Kristian to join Montreal at this time," said Indy Eleven President and General Manager Peter Wilt. "This move will provide an incredible opportunity for Kristian, and everyone at Indy Eleven wishes him the best luck during this tremendous moment in his career."

The move is bitter sweet for Nicht who has established himself within the club and community. "I want to thank the Indy Eleven organization for giving me the chance to follow through on this wonderful opportunity," said Nicht. While I am very excited to join Montreal, thanks to the support I received from Indy Eleven's tremendous fans and the Indianapolis community as a whole, I will always consider myself 'Indy Forever.'"

"I also want to echo everyone's comments by thanking Indy Eleven, Montreal Impact, Major League Soccer and of course Kristian Nicht for their efforts in working quickly to make this happen," said Justin B. Stone. "Everyone has been extremely professional, and I am sure that the Impact just gained thousands of Indiana based supporters.  We are all pushing for the Impact to bring home the Champions League trophy!" 

SSM would like to wish Kristian Nicht all the best on his transition and especially in the Champions League Final! The game starts at 8pm EST and will be featured on Fox Sports 2, Unimas, UDN, Sportsnet One and TVA Sports. Please enjoy the related medial by clicking below.

(Media Summary - Click on Green Hyperlinks)

Indy Eleven's Official Announcement  

Montreal Impact's Official Announcement 

MLSsoccer.com's Champions League: Ahead of deciding game, Montreal Impact acquire goalkeeper Kristian Nicht 

NASL.com's Kristian Nicht Transfers to Montreal Impact 

11th Heaven.com's Adieu Kristian Nicht: Why Being #Indy Forever Means You're Now a Montreal Impact Fanatic 

Indystar.com's Indy Eleven GK Kristian Nicht Joins Montreal Impact

Goal.com's Montreal Impact acquire goalkeeper Kristian Nicht from Indy Eleven

EmpireofSoccer.com's Indy Eleven Transfer Star Keeper Kristian Nicht to Monteal Impact


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