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Montreal Impact sign France international center-back Rod Fanni

Alphonso Davies scored his first career MLS goal and set up new teammate Kei Kamara for another as the Vancouver Whitecaps opened their season with a 2-1 win over the Montreal Impact.

Montreal Impact have confirmed the signing of France international center-back Rod Fanni on a short-term deal.

The 36-year-old, who was a free agent after being released by Ligue 1 club Marseille, will join the Impact as a replacement for Zakaria Diallo -- who tore his Achilles tendon last week.

"Rod's addition to the group was needed to help fill the void in our defensive line after Zakaria's injury," Impact technical director Adam Braz told the club's official website.

Rod Fanni
Rod Fanni carved out 15-year career in the French first division with the likes of Marseille, RC Lens, OGC Nice and Stade Rennais.

"He is a consummate professional who showed a strong desire to join our club. The fact that he was out of contract as well as his experience at the highest level in Europe were contributing factors to his signing."

Fanni's contract runs through June 30, 2018, with an option for the remainder of the MLS season.

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