The Montreal Impact announced the acquisition of Canadian defender Zachary Brault-Guillard on loan from French side Olympique Lyonnais for the 2019 season.

The 20-year-old has captained Lyon's reserve squad since August 2018. He also wore the armband while playing on the club's Under-19 team.

"Zachary will reinforce the Impact's defensive unit. He's a young Franco-Quebecois who grew up humanly and sportingly within Olympique Lyonnais' youth teams," Impact head coach Remi Garde said in a statement Tuesday. "He's a defensive fullback who has potential to progress through daily contact with the Impact's other professional players. I would like to welcome him to the club."

Born in Haiti and raised in Montreal, Brault-Guillard debuted with Canada's national team in 2018 and appeared in two matches.

The Impact open the MLS season on March 2 on the road against the San Jose Earthquakes.

--Field Level Media

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