MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Montreal Impact
A battle is set for two of the best in the East, eager to prove they're no paper tigers after weak recent form.
By Keith Hickey
|New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Holgersson, Olave, Pearce; Alexander, Juninho, Cahill, Steele; Espindola, Henry.
OUT: Ian Christianson (R Foot Injury), Digao (Heel Injury), Heath Pearce (Hip Surgery)
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Perkins; Brovsky, Ferrari, Camara, Iapchino; Romero, Martins, Bernier, Mapp; Paponi, Di Vaio.
OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Maximiliamo Rodriguez (foot injury)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- This will be the third meeting between these two sides this season. Montreal won 1-0 at Stade Saputo on March 23, while New York took the spoils with a 2-1 victory at Red Bull Arena on May 8.
- Impact striker Marco Di Vaio is a one-man statistics machine. The Italy veteran leads Major League Soccer in goals (11), shots (64), and shots on goal (34).
- New York striker Thierry Henry was named to the MLS All-Star Fan XI. Di Vaio is also in the All-Star squad, thanks to a new mechanism involving the number of goals scored using his virtual self on FIFA 13.
- Montreal has been flagged for offside 65 times this season, the most in MLS.
- Despite lofty positions at first in the East (Montreal) and third (New York), each of these teams can lay claim to just one win from their last five.
Top 3 Predictions
New York Red Bulls 2-0 Montreal Impact
- 40 %
New York Red Bulls 0-1 Montreal Impact
- 20 %
New York Red Bulls 8-0 Montreal Impact
- 10 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 13, 2013||New York Red Bulls 4 - Montreal Impact 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 8, 2013||New York Red Bulls 2 - Montreal Impact 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 23, 2013||Montreal Impact 1 - New York Red Bulls 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 28, 2012||Montreal Impact 3 - New York Red Bulls 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||May 19, 2012||Montreal Impact 1 - New York Red Bulls 2|
|New York Red Bulls|
|Nov 6, 2013||New York Red Bulls 1 - Houston Dynamo 2||MLS|
|Nov 3, 2013||Houston Dynamo 2 - New York Red Bulls 2||MLS|
|Oct 27, 2013||New York Red Bulls 5 - Chicago Fire 2||MLS|
|Oct 20, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - New York Red Bulls 3||MLS|
|Oct 5, 2013||New York Red Bulls 2 - New England Revolution 2||MLS|
|8||Péguy Luyindula Makanda||Striker|
|9||Marco Di Vaio||Striker|
Times In EDT
Live Final scheduled Suspended Cancelled Postponed