United have signed Canadian National Team player and two-time Canadian Championship winner, Maxim Tissot, following a successful preseason trial with the club.
"Max impressed us this preseason with his technical ability, intelligence and vision," Dave Kasper, United general manager and vice president of soccer operations, said. "He's a young, versatile player with solid MLS experience who adds depth to our defense and we¹re happy to welcome him to D.C."
Most recently, Tissot spent the beginning of the 2016 season with the Montreal Impact, where he logged 44 appearances over three and a half seasons. The 24-year-old then spent the remainder of the 2016 season with the Ottawa Fury of the North American Soccer League (NASL), where he made 19 appearances and scored two goals.
Tissot became Montreal¹s third-ever Homegrown Player when he signed with the Impact on Feb. 26, 2013. He made his professional debut as an 88th-minute substitute in a 1-1 draw with Columbus on April 14, 2013 and recorded his first career assist in his second appearance against Real Salt Lake on May 11, 2013. He scored his first MLS goal with an 87th-minute equalizer against Chicago on Sept. 28, 2013.
Tissot has 12 caps with the Canadian Men¹s National Team, including one appearance in the 2015 CONCACAF Gold Cup. Tissot logged his first cap when he came on in the 45th-minute on January 6, 2015, in a 2-1 loss to Iceland.