MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Real Salt Lake
These two sides are aiming to keep pace with the leaders in each of their respective conferences.
By Keith Hickey
|Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Camara, Ouimette, Ferrari, Brovsky; Romero, Arnaud, Bernier, Martins, Mapp; Di Vaio.||
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)
|Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Wingert; Gil, Beckerman, Morales, Grabavoy; Plata, Sandoval.
OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder separation), Cole Grossman (Concussion), Alvaro Saborio (R quad tear)
QUESTIONABLE: Robbie Findley (L knee hyperextension), Olmes Garcia (R adductor strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Real Salt Lake currently sits second in the Western Conference with a 5-4-2 record. Montreal is fourth in the East, on 5-2-2.
- It's a busy week for Montreal. The Impact lost 2-1 to New York this past Wednesday, and will play a third match, against Vancouver in the Canadian Championship, next Wednesday
- The Royals have won three of their last four matches, losing only to reigning MLS Cup holders LA Galaxy.
- Montreal striker Marco Di Vaio has put 18 shots on target, more than any other player in Major League Soccer.
- RSL is undefeated in its two previous meetings with a Canadian side this season, drawing 1-1 and winning 2-0 against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Top 3 Predictions
Montreal Impact 2-1 Real Salt Lake
- 25 %
Montreal Impact 3-1 Real Salt Lake
- 12.5 %
Montreal Impact 2-0 Real Salt Lake
- 12.5 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 11, 2013||Montreal Impact 3 - Real Salt Lake 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Apr 4, 2012||Real Salt Lake 1 - Montreal Impact 0|
|Mar 8, 2014||FC Dallas 3 - Montreal Impact 2||MLS|
|Oct 31, 2013||Houston Dynamo 3 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 26, 2013||Toronto FC 1 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|Oct 19, 2013||Montreal Impact 2 - Philadelphia Union 1||MLS|
|Oct 16, 2013||Los Angeles Galaxy 1 - Montreal Impact 0||MLS|
|9||Marco Di Vaio||Striker|
|26||Juan Sebastián Velásquez||Midfielder|
|13||Olmes Fernando García Flórez||Striker|
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Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed