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The Montreal Impact have acquired the rights to the Charleston Battery’s Canadian international midfielder Tyler Hemming. Terms of the acquisition include Montreal sending their midfielder Pierre-Rudolph Mayard to The Battery on a season long loan that is still pending USSF approval.
We just received this breaking news via press release:
“Pierre-Rudolph is a left-sided player with good pace and qualities and we have high expectations that he will make a positive contribution to our 2010 squad,” said Charleston Battery head coach, Mike Anhaeuser. “He has represented Canada at the youth levels and hopefully will continue to grow as a professional.”
Pierre-Rudolph Mayard, 6-0, 170 lbs., 21 yrs., is a product of the Montreal Impact development system. The Laval, Quebec native played two seasons for the Impact’s Canadian Soccer League side the Trois-Rivières Attak winning the Open Canada Cup in 2007 and finishing as runner-up in the CSL in 2008.
Pierre-Rudolph Mayard signed with the Montreal Impact in 2009, appearing in eight games and registering a goal and an assist for the current USL1 champs. Mayard has represented Canada at the U15 – U20 levels.
Hemming, a 24 year-old Ontarian midfielder, played for the Charleston Battery in 2009. He tallied three assists in 26 matches, for a total of 2,066 minutes and also made his senior debut for Canada in an early summer friendly against Cyprus with the senior team.