The New England Revolution have acquired goalkeeper Clément Diop (pronounced CLAY-mawn DEE-op) from Inter Miami CF in exchange for $125,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money. As a U.S. green card holder, Diop will not occupy an international roster slot.
“Clément Diop is a goalkeeper I know well from my time with the LA Galaxy. He is an experienced and athletic goalkeeper and will offer depth to our goalkeeping corps,” Revolution Sporting Director and Head Coach Bruce Arena said. “We welcome Clément to the New England Revolution”.
Diop, 28, joins the Revolution amid his seventh MLS season. The French-born, Senegalese goalkeeper owns 50 MLS starts and 10 clean sheets between stints with Inter Miami (2022), CF Montreal (2018-21), and the LA Galaxy (2016-17). First signed to LA Galaxy II in 2015, where he was coached by current Revolution Technical Director Curt Onalfo, Diop later ascended to the Galaxy’s MLS roster under Bruce Arena in 2016.
Diop went on to make 17 MLS starts for LA over the next two seasons, before recording 30 league appearances with Montreal from 2019-21. Diop registered a career-high 20 starts during the 2020 campaign and played a key role in Montreal’s 2019 Canadian Championship title run with four appearances in the tournament.
With LA Galaxy II, Diop led Los Dos to the 2015 USL Championship, making 24 starts with a 1.12 goals-against average during the regular season. In the playoffs, he added two more shutouts and allowed only one goal in four starts en route to the league title.
The Revolution return to the pitch this Saturday, August 6 at Orlando City SC. The 7:30 p.m. ET match airs locally on 98.5 The Sports Hub.