Canada international and Montreal Impact goalkeeper Greg Sutton to retire

The 35-year-old spent time with several teams in North America, with his most notable spell as a member of the Montreal Impact
Montreal Impact goalkeeper and former Canada national team member Greg Sutton will call time on his career at the end of the 2012 season, the club announced on Friday.

Sutton made 16 appearances for the Canucks between 2004 and 2009, playing in three CONCACAF Gold Cups. During a long career, the Hamilton, Ontario native played for a number of clubs. Drafted by the Chicago Fire in 1999, Sutton spent several spells on loan with lower-league sides, and moved to the Metrostars in his sophomore season, but his real breakthrough came when he joined the Montreal Impact in 2001.

In six seasons with the Impact, Sutton made 132 appearances and posted 72 wins, with 67 shutouts, backstopping the Impact to a USL title and five straight Voyageurs Cup wins. Following his success with Montreal, Sutton played for Toronto FC and the New York Red Bulls, before finishing his career with a second spell at Montreal.

"I am proud of the great career that I've had," said Sutton in a club press release. "It's been everything that I could have expected. To be a part of the changes over the years and from the ownership has been great. We've won a couple of championships and to be a part of the changes and the growth has been great. I am proud to have been able to contribute and be a part of the successes here."

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