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July 7, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
Stade Saputo — Montreal, Quebec
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 18932‎
80′ (PG) Patrice Bernier
Eric Avila 55′

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

Andrew Wenger, Marco Di Vaio, Patrice Bernier - Montreal Impact
Canada Soccer / François Mellet
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)
  • 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.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 7, 2013 Montreal Impact 1 - Chivas USA 1
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 20, 2012 Chivas USA 2 - Montreal Impact 1
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1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Matteo FerrariDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
11Sanna NyassiMidfielder
18Collen WarnerMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
15Andrés RomeroStriker
35Daniele PaponiStriker
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
-Dennis IapichinoDefender
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
19Blake SmithMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
-Andrea PisanuMidfielder
33A. WengerMidfielder
1Dan KennedyGoalkeeper
33M. de LunaDefender
4W. VílchezDefender
5Carlos BorjaDefender
-Gabriel FarfánDefender
19Jorge VillafanaDefender
12Marco DelgadoMidfielder
18Josue SotoMidfielder
15Eric AvilaMidfielder
20Carlos AlvarezMidfielder
-J. CorreaStriker
-Patrick McLainGoalkeeper
2Bobby BurlingDefender
-E. MejíaMidfielder
-Marvin IrahetaMidfielder
-J. RiveraStriker
7Tristan BowenStriker
-J. MoralesStriker
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Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
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6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
3 2