MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Chivas USA
First in the East takes on worst in the West when the Goats visit Canada for this weekend's showdown.
By Keith Hickey
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Perkins; Camara, Nesta, Ferrari, Brovsky; Romero, Martins, Bernier, Arnaud; Paponi, Di Vaio.
OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Maximiliamo Rodriguez (foot injury)
QUESTIONABLE: Justin Mapp (L hamstring strain), Sanna Nyassi (L groin strain)
|Chivas USA (4-5-1): Kennedy; Borja, de Luna, Vilchez, Soto; Courtois, Alvarez. Delgado, Farfan, Villafana; Bowen.
OUT: Daniel Atunez (L ACL reconstruction), Tim Melia (lumbar distectomy), Oswaldo Minda (L Adductor Strain)
QUESTIONABLE: Edgar Mejia (L ankle sprain), Aaron Ponce (L Hamstring Tightness)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Montreal sits atop the Eastern Conference, 30 points from 16 matches and the best points per game in MLS (1.88).
- Despite that first place position, the Impact have won just one of their last four games, and needed to mount a comeback against Canadian rival Toronto FC to grab a point after going down 3-1.
- Chivas USA is last in the Western Conference, with just 13 points from 17 games. It is just one of three MLS clubs averaging less than a point per game.
- Since firing Jose Luis "El Chelis" Sanchez Sola on May 30, the Goats are yet to win a game in any competition, with a combined 0-4-2 record in league and cup play.
- In the only previous meeting between these sides, on June 20, 2012, Chivas defeated Montreal 2-1 in California.
Top 3 Predictions
Montreal Impact 3-0 Chivas USA
- 33.33 %
Montreal Impact 4-0 Chivas USA
- 22.22 %
Montreal Impact 3-1 Chivas USA
- 11.11 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 7, 2013||Montreal Impact 1 - Chivas USA 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 20, 2012||Chivas USA 2 - Montreal Impact 1|
|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|
|Oct 12, 2013||Montreal Impact 0 - New England Revolution 1||MLS|
|9||Marco Di Vaio||Striker|
|-||M. de Luna||Defender|
|4||Walter Ricardo Vilchez||Defender|
Times In EDT
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed