LAFC Adds Laurent Ciman From Montreal Impact
LAFC today acquired 2015 MLS Defender of the Year Laurent Ciman in a trade with the Montreal Impact in exchange for Jukka Raitala and Raheem Edwards, the fourth and fifth selections in the 2017 MLS Expansion Draft.
A member of the Belgian National Team since 2010, Ciman, 32, has enjoyed a decorated three-year career in MLS, earning a spot on the league’s Best XI team in 2015 in addition to winning Defender of the Year. Ciman is a two-time MLS All-Star (2015, 2016) who has played and started 85 career regular games, logging 7,589 minutes and scoring two goals.
“Laurent is a top defender who provides leadership and great distribution,” LAFC Head Coach Bob Bradley said. “His experience in the league and with the Belgian National Team will be invaluable as we build our club.”
Ciman has also played for Standard de Liege in Belgian’s First Division, appearing in the UEFA Champions League while also playing for Brugge, RSC Charleroi and KV Courtai.