FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – 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 WSBK-TV38, myRITV (Rhode Island), CoziTV (Western Mass.), 98.5 The Sports Hub, and 1260 AM Nossa Radio (Portuguese).
TRANSACTION: New England Revolution acquire goalkeeper Clément Diop from Inter Miami CF in exchange for $125,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money on Aug. 5, 2022.
CLEMENT DIOP AT A GLANCE:
- Veteran goalkeeper reunites with former coaches Bruce Arena and Curt Onalfo in New England.
- Seventh-year MLS player owns 50 league starts and 10 shutouts with Inter Miami CF (2022), CF Montreal (2018-21), and LA Galaxy (2016-17).
- Led LA Galaxy II to the 2015 USL Championship with 28 starts and 10 shutouts across the regular season and playoffs.
- Born in Paris, France and capped once by the Senegal National Team.
- Began career with Amiens in France where he was a two-year starter for the reserve team.
Full Name: Clément Diop Degoud
Pronunciation: CLAY-mawn DEE-op
Hometown: Paris, France
Date of Birth: October 13, 1993 (Paris, France)
Nationality: Senegal & France
Last Club: Inter Miami CF (MLS)
Other Pro Experience: Inter Miami (2022), CF Montreal (2018-21), LA Galaxy (2016-17), LA Galaxy II (2015), Amiens SC (2011-14)
How Acquired: Trade with Inter Miami CF in exchange for $125,000 in 2023 General Allocation Money on Aug. 5, 2022.