Montreal defender Gervais announces retirement

January 6, 2009
Montreal Impact star defender Gabriel Gervais announced Tuesday he was retiring from professional soccer, after a nine-year career in the United Soccer Leagues First Division, including seven years with the Impact.

"This was a very difficult decision to make," said Gervais. "I always said that I would continue playing as long as my body would allow me to, but in light of the various injuries I suffered in 2008, I have to come to terms with the fact that I can no longer play."

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