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The 28-year-old midfielder will be returning to the Montreal Impact in January after successfully negotiating a new contract with the club.

After being removed from the MLS re-entry draft last week, Justin Mapp reached an agreement with the Montreal Impact on a new contract on Wednesday and the midfielder will thus be returning to the club next year.

Mapp told MLSsoccer.com that he had always been very optimistic of being able to come back to Montreal.

“I was confident from Montreal’s feedback after this year that they wanted me back, and I wanted to be back,” Mapp stated. “It was just a matter of getting something worked out.”

In a club press release, sporting director Nick De Santis expressed his content in being able to bring back one of the Impact's more technically adept players.

“We are very happy that we were able to come to a new agreement with Justin,” said De Santis. “Last season, Justin showed some very good moments. He is one of the most technical and gifted players on our team.  We look forward to our technical staff continuing to work with Justin to help him find more consistency in his game, while helping him reach his fullest potential.”

Mapp scored two goals and had five assists in 27 appearances with the Impact last season.

Details of his new contract have not been released.

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