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May 8, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
Red Bull Arena — Harrison, New Jersey
Referee:‬ H. Grajeda‎
Attendance:‬ 11892‎
45+2′ Thierry Henry
Marco Di Vaio 90+2′

MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Montreal Impact

The winner of this game could take the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Currently four teams are tied for that spot.

By Keith Hickey

Tim Cahill - New York Red Bulls
New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Holgersson, Olave, Pearce; Alexander, Juninho, Cahill, Steele; Espindola, Henry.

Injury Report:

OUT: Ian Christianson (R Foot Injury), Digao (Heel injury), Dax McCarty (R Quadriceps Strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Ryan Meara (hip surgery recovery)
Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Perkins; Brovsky, Ferrari, Camara, Iapchino; Romero, Martins, Bernier, Mapp; Paponi, Di Vaio.

Injury Report:

OUT: Davy Arnaud (Concussion-like symptoms), Alessandro Nesta (R groin strain), Daniele Paponi (R hamstring strain), Andrea Pisanu (R quad strain), Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery)
  • These two teams are two of four Eastern Conference sides crowding the top of the table on 17 points. Montreal is third, behind Columbus on goals scored. New York is fourth on goal difference.
  • If this game has a winner, that team could finish the night in possession of the top spot, especially with a big win that puts goal difference in its favor.
  • New York has allowed 13 goals, the worst defensive record of any team currently occupying a playoff spot. It has, however, scored 16 goals, an MLS best.
  • Montreal striker Marco Di Vaio has put more of his shots on goal than any other player in MLS, 17.
  • New York has been flagged offside 38 times this season, more than any other club. Montreal is second, with 35.

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32L. RoblesGoalkeeper
44Heath PearceDefender
4Jamison OlaveDefender
-Marcus HolgerssonDefender
27Kosuke KimuraDefender
12Eric AlexanderMidfielder
17Tim CahillMidfielder
22Jonathan SteeleMidfielder
14Thierry HenryStriker
8Péguy LuyindulaStriker
24Santiago CastanoGoalkeeper
7R. MillerDefender
16Connor LadeDefender
10Lloyd SamMidfielder
26Brandon BarklageMidfielder
9Fabian EspindolaStriker
9Andre AkpanStriker
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Matteo FerrariDefender
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7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
11Sanna NyassiMidfielder
21Justin MappMidfielder
15Andrés RomeroStriker
33A. WengerMidfielder
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
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51Maxim TissotDefender
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19Blake SmithMidfielder
55Wandrille LefèvreMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
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