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June 1, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Sporting Park — Kansas City, Kansas
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 19470‎
 
45+4′ (PG) Claudio Bieler
Sanna Nyassi 47′
 

MLS Preview: Sporting Kansas City - Montreal Impact

Montreal won its domestic cup this week and could ride that confidence against Sporting KC, which has been depleted by international call-ups.

By Keith Hickey

Montreal Impact
Canada Soccer / François Mellet
  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Jerome, Opara, Collin, Sinovic; Rosell, Feilhaber, Nagamura; Kamara, Bieler, Sapong.

Injury Report:

OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain)
Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Camara, Ouimette, Ferrari, Brovski; Mapp, Bernier, Romero, Warner, Felipe; 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)

QUESTIONABLE: Jeb Brovsky (Nose fracture), Alessandro Nesta (R groin strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Montreal is second in the Eastern Conference with a 7-2-2 record. Sporting is third, with 6-4-3.
  • These teams met once already this season, on March 30. Sporting won 2-0 at Sporting Park, handing the Impact their first defeat after a 4-0-0 start.
  • Montreal won the Canadian Championship earlier this week, drawing 2-2 with Vancouver in the second leg of the final.
  • Sporting KC's Graham Zusi leads MLS with five assists. He will miss this game on international duty with the United States, as will defender Matt Besler.
  • Montreal's Marco Di Vaio is tied for the MLS lead in goals, with nine.


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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 27, 2013 Montreal Impact 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 1, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 1 - Montreal Impact 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 30, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 2 - Montreal Impact 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 22, 2012 Montreal Impact 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 4, 2012 Montreal Impact 1 - Sporting Kansas City 3
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Last Five Matches
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Available Squads
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
3Ike OparaDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
24Meshack JeromeDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
20Oriol RosellStriker
16Claudio BielerStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
4Kevin EllisDefender
10Benny FeilhaberMidfielder
31Josh GardnerMidfielder
-Michael ThomasMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Matteo FerrariDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
-Dennis IapichinoDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
11Sanna NyassiMidfielder
18Collen WarnerMidfielder
21Justin MappMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
19Blake SmithMidfielder
-Sinisa UbiparipovicStriker
55Wandrille LefèvreMidfielder
15Andrés RomeroStriker
33A. WengerMidfielder
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