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June 29, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
Stade Saputo — Montreal, Quebec
Referee:‬ D. Fischer‎
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MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Colorado Rapids

Montreal will aim to strengthen its hold on the East, while Colorado looks to boost its playoff credentials.

By Keith Hickey

Alessandro Nesta, Montreal Impact, MLS
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Montreal Impact (4-2-3-1): Perkins; Camara, Nesta, Ferrari, Iapchino; Warner, Bernier; Mapp, Martins, Nyassi; Di Vaio.


OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Maxim Tissot (toe fracture), Davy Arnaud (concussion-like symptoms)
Colorado Rapids (4-3-3): Irwin; Wynne, Moor, Mera, Klute; Powers, Thomas, Sturgis; Harris, Brown, LaBrocca.


OUT: Diego Calderon (R knee surgery), Brenton Griffiths (R shoulder dislocation), Matt Pickens (L arm fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: Jaime Smith (R groin strain)
  • With 29 points from 14 games, Montreal is in first place in the Eastern Conference.
  • Colorado is in seventh place in the West with 20 points from 17 games. The Rapids have lost their last three games, and are winless in their last five in all competitions. Their last win was a 2-0 victory over Chivas USA on May 25.
  • With 10 goals, Montreal's Marco Di Vaio is tied for the MLS lead with Philadelphia's Jack McInerney and Chicago's Mike Magee.
  • When Alessandro Nesta plays, the Impact are 7-0-1 this season. They are 2-3-1 without him
  • Colorado won the only meeting between these sides last year, taking a 3-2 decision at home on May 26.

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1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Matteo FerrariDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
-Andrea PisanuMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
15Andrés RomeroStriker
35Daniele PaponiStriker
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
-Dennis IapichinoDefender
18Collen WarnerMidfielder
19Blake SmithMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
55Wandrille LefèvreMidfielder
33A. WengerMidfielder
1Clinton IrwinGoalkeeper
3Drew MoorDefender
15Chris KluteDefender
-G. MeraDefender
2Nick LaBroccaMidfielder
8Dillon PowersMidfielder
11Brian MullanMidfielder
20H. ThomasMidfielder
23Atiba HarrisStriker
24Nathan SturgisDefender
9Edson BuddleStriker
-Steward CeusGoalkeeper
22Marvell WynneDefender
-Brenton GriffithsDefender
28Tony CascioMidfielder
-J. CastrillónMidfielder
26Deshorn BrownStriker
55Danny MwangaStriker
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