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April 14, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
Stade Saputo — Montreal, Quebec
Referee:‬ M. Geiger‎
Attendance:‬ 16584‎
 

MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Columbus Crew

After losing its 100 percent record, Montreal is aiming to solidify its hold on the top spot in the East.

By Keith Hickey

Patrice Bernier, Eddie Gaven, Montreal Impact, Columbus Crew, MLS
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  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Camara, Ouimette, Ferrari, Brovsky; Romero, Arnaud, Bernier, Martins, Mapp; Di Vaio.

Injury Report:

OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Alessandro Nesta (R abductor strain), Sinisa Ubiparipovic (R calf strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Maxim Tissot (R knee sprain)
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; Gaven, O'Rourke, Viana, Speas; Higuain; Arrieta.

Injury Report:

OUT: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Tony Tchani (R Adductor Inflammation), Wil Trapp (R Ankle Sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Last time out, Montreal lost 2-0 to Sporting Kansas City, ending the Impact's 100 percent record in MLS.
  • The Impact are, however, still the top team in the East, with 12 points from five games and the best points-per-game ratio in the league.
  • Columbus is fourth in the East, with a 2-1-2 record. The Crew have scored eight goals, tied for the best offensive showing in the conference.
  • These teams met three times last season. Columbus won two of the meetings, 2-0 and 2-1 in Ohio. Montreal picked up a 2-1 result in Quebec in between.
  • Impact head coach Marco Schallibaum is serving the last game of his suspension and will miss this match.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 15, 2013 Columbus Crew 2 - Montreal Impact 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Apr 14, 2013 Montreal Impact 1 - Columbus Crew 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 1, 2012 Columbus Crew 2 - Montreal Impact 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 8, 2012 Montreal Impact 2 - Columbus Crew 1
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Available Squads
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
34Karl William OuimetteDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
21Justin MappMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
15Andrés RomeroStriker
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
16Callum MallaceMidfielder
51Maxim TissotDefender
11Sanna NyassiMidfielder
55Wandrille LefèvreMidfielder
18Collen WarnerMidfielder
33A. WengerMidfielder
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
27GláuberDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
24A. VianaDefender
8Dominic OduroStriker
17Ben SpeasStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
21Chad BarsonDefender
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
26Ryan FinleyStriker
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