A Canadian national team goalkeeper who developed through the Montreal Impact Academy, Maxime Crépeau was acquired by Whitecaps FC in December 2018 in exchange for $50,000 of Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) and Vancouver's natural third round pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
UNITED SOCCER LEAGUE
’18: On loan for the year from Montreal Impact, Crépeau recorded a USL single-season record with 15 clean sheets for Ottawa Fury FC in 31 starts and appearances, en route to winning the 2018 USL Goalkeeper of the Year award. He registered 82 saves at a 72.6 save percentage with a 1.00 goals-against average. ’15-’16: Crépeau spent two seasons on loan to Impact USL affiliate FC Montreal, making 11 starts in 2015, then 19 starts the following year.
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
’13-’18: After becoming the fourth Homegrown player in Montreal Impact club history in March 2013, Crépeau saw his first MLS action in 2017, debuting at New York Red Bulls in July of that year, then making consecutive starts to finish the season at Toronto FC, and versus New England Revolution.
’18: Crépeau started all four matches for Ottawa Fury FC, helping his side advance to the semifinal before bowing out to eventual champion Toronto FC. ’17: Crépeau made his Montreal Impact first-team debut against Whitecaps FC at BC Place in the first leg of their semifinal matchup in May. He started all four matches in their Canadian Championship campaign, helping his side to a runner-up finish.
Crépeau developed in the Montreal Impact Academy from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that, he also played with Celtix du Haut-Richelieu from 2008 to 2009.
Born in raised in Quebec, Crépeau earned his first cap for the Canadian men’s national team in February 2016 in a friendly against the United States. He was on the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup roster, making a substitute appearance in the 4-2 victory over French Guiana. Crépeau made his debut in the Canadian youth program at 15, and represented his country at the 2011 Concacaf U-17 Championship, 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup, and 2013 Concacaf U-20 Championships among other competitions, before moving up to the senior squad.
Crépeau speaks French and English. He crossed paths with Whitecaps FC head coach Marc Dos Santos and goalkeeper coach Yousseff Dahha during his youth with Montreal Impact, and was also a member of the Canada U-20 side at the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie with WFC assistant coach Phillip Dos Santos serving as head coach. Crépeau was teammates with WFC midfielder Felipe on the Impact first team from 2013 to 2014. He featured in the MLS Homegrown Game against the Mexican U-20 national side at the 2016 MLS All-Star week.