Montreal waives Kristian Nicht after acquiring him for CCL final 2nd leg
The Kristian Nicht era in Montreal entailed one match, the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions League final.
The Montreal Impact waived the goalkeeper, acquired from NASL's Indy Eleven specifically for the second leg against Club America, ending his one-match stint with the club.
The German veteran was brought in because regular starter Evan Bush was suspended for the second leg, and Montreal's other goalkeeping options were either cup-tied or injured. Nicht started the final and played all 90 minutes, as Montreal let a slight lead get away in a hurry, falling 4-1 on the night and 5-3 on aggregate as America captured its record-tying sixth regional championship.
“Kristian did well during his short time with us, but he found himself in a position of third or fourth goalkeeper. It would have been difficult for him to get playing time,” Impact technical director Adam Braz said in a statement. “This gives him a chance to find another team where he will have a better chance to play.”
Bush is expected to resume his starting duties as Montreal returns to action Wednesday in the Canadian Championship against Toronto FC in the club's first match this season at Stade Saputo (the Champions League matches were all played at Stade Olympique).
The Impact continue league play this weekend against the Portland Timbers.
The club's last league game was April 11, a 3-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo, and Montreal is 0-2-2 in league play.