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
|Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Jerome, Opara, Collin, Sinovic; Rosell, Feilhaber, Nagamura; Kamara, Bieler, Sapong.||
OUT: Teal Bunbury (L knee sprain)
|Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Camara, Ouimette, Ferrari, Brovski; Mapp, Bernier, Romero, Warner, Felipe; Di Vaio.||
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.
Top 3 Predictions
Sporting Kansas City 1-2 Montreal Impact
- 41.18 %
Sporting Kansas City 1-3 Montreal Impact
- 11.77 %
Sporting Kansas City 1-1 Montreal Impact
- 11.77 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 27, 2013||Montreal Impact 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 1, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - Montreal Impact 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 30, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 2 - Montreal Impact 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 22, 2012||Montreal Impact 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 4, 2012||Montreal Impact 1 - Sporting Kansas City 3|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Apr 5, 2014||Sporting Kansas City 0 - Real Salt Lake 0||MLS|
|Mar 29, 2014||Colorado Rapids 2 - Sporting Kansas City 3||MLS|
|Mar 22, 2014||Sporting Kansas City 1 - San Jose Earthquakes 0||MLS|
|Mar 19, 2014||Cruz Azul 5 - Sporting Kansas City 1||CCL|
|Mar 15, 2014||Sporting Kansas City 1 - FC Dallas 1||MLS|
|9||Marco Di Vaio||Striker|
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