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June 15, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ M. Foerster‎
Attendance:‬ 18320‎
 
 
 

MLS Preview: Columbus Crew - Montreal Impact

Montreal could solidify its grip on first place in the East with a win over a struggling Crew side.

By Keith Hickey

Andrew Wenger, Marco Di Vaio, Patrice Bernier - Montreal Impact
Canada Soccer / François Mellet
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Gehrig, George, Glauber, Wahl; Meram, Sanchez, Tchani, Speas; Higuain; Oduro.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Drew Beckie (L adductor strain), Eddie Gaven (L ACL rupture), Chad Marshall (R hamstring strain), Augustin Viana (R hamstring strain), Daniel Withrow (R foot stress reaction)

QUESTIONABLE: Josh Williams (L calf inflammation)
Montreal Impact (4-2-3-1): Perkins; Camara, Ferrari, Ouimette, Brovsky; Warner, Bernier; Mapp, Martins, Romero; Di Vaio.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Maxim Tissot (toe fracture), Andrea Pisanu (R quad strain), Davy Arnaud (concussion-like symptoms), Daniele Paponi (R hamstring strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Montreal is first in Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference with 26 points, despite having played a league-fewest 12 matches.
  • Columbus is in seventh place, with 17 points from 14 matches.
  • Impact striker Marco Di Vaio is second in MLS with nine goals. To get those, he's taken a league-high 23 shots on goal.
  • Columbus has converted three penalties this season, tied for the most in MLS.
  • Montreal defender Alessandro Nesta will miss this match with a suspension.


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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-09-14 Montreal Impact 1 - Columbus Crew 2
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-06-15 Columbus Crew 2 - Montreal Impact 0
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2013-04-14 Montreal Impact 1 - Columbus Crew 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-09-01 Columbus Crew 2 - Montreal Impact 1
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Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ 2012-07-08 Montreal Impact 2 - Columbus Crew 1
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Last Five Matches
Odds
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Available Squads
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
21Chad BarsonDefender
7Bernardo AnorMidfielder
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
8Dominic OduroStriker
17Ben SpeasStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
16Eric GehrigMidfielder
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
9Justin MeramMidfielder
18Aaron SchoenfeldStriker
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Matteo FerrariDefender
-Dennis IapichinoDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
18Collen WarnerMidfielder
21Justin MappMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
33A. WengerMidfielder
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
34Karl William OuimetteDefender
19Blake SmithMidfielder
-Sinisa UbiparipovicStriker
-Andrea PisanuMidfielder
55Wandrille LefèvreMidfielder
35Daniele PaponiStriker
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting Kansas City
4 1