Former Maryland soccer player Amar Sejdic makes first MLS appearance with the Montréal Impact

Midfielder Amar Sejdic makes a pass during Maryland men's soccer's 2-1 loss to Wisconsin at Ludwig Field on Sept. 21, 2018. (Alex Chen/The Diamondback)

The 2018 National Champions have started to make an “impact” on the MLS. Former Maryland midfielder Amar Sejdic made his MLS debut with the Montréal Impact in their Sept. 21st match against the Los Angeles Galaxy. Sejdic started in a central midfield role and would play 68 minutes in the Impact’s 2-1 loss. 

The Impact selected Sejdic with the 34th overall pick in the 2019 MLS SuperDraft, making him one of the four Maryland players to be drafted, along with Dayne St. Clair, Chase Gasper and Andrew Samuels. Maryland was the only school to have four draft picks this year, and undrafted defender Donovan Pines has been a regular for DC United. After drafting Sejdic, Montréal loaned him to Ottawa Fury FC of the USL Championship, where he played three matches, before calling him up to the first team for Saturday’s match.

While at Maryland, Sejdic served as team captain in the national championship season and was named first-team All-Big Ten twice.

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