MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Seattle Sounders FC
Both of these teams have struggled in the league in recent weeks, and will be looking for three points in this, their first-ever MLS meeting.
By Keith Hickey
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Ricketts; Valentin, Ferrari, Rivas, Brovsky; Mapp, Warner, Martins, Neagle; Arnaud, Corradi.
OUT: DF Hassoun Camara (R hamstring strain); FW Evan James (nose fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Nelson Rivas (L knee sprain)
|Seattle Sounders (4-4-2): Meredith; Scott, Parke, Hurtado, Burch; Rosales, Rose, Evans, Fernandez; Montero, Johnson.
OUT: FW Babayele Sodade (R knee ACL tear)
DOUBTFUL: GK Michael Gspurning (R hip strain); DF Patrick Ianni (lower back pain); DF Leo Gonzalez (L quad strain); DF Adam Johansson (R hamstring strain); MF Steve Zakuani (R leg fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: GK Josh Ford (R knee stress fracture)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Seattle midfielder Osvaldo Alonso will miss this match through suspension.
- Seattle is the only MLS club which has not allowed double-digit goals-against this season. Montreal is currently tied for the second-most goals allowed.
- In its inaugural campaign, Montreal is 1-4-1 against Western Conference opposition. Conversely, Seattle is 4-1-1 against the East this season and has yet to lose a match on the road.
- This will be the first meeting between the current incarnations of the Sounders and the Impact.
- Bernardo Corradi has been the main offensive weapon for Montreal this season. The former Italy international has scored four times and contributed an assist, involving himself in a full third of his team's league goals. The Impact and Corradi must decide before June 30 if the Italian will stay longer than his initial three-month contract.
Top 3 Predictions
Montreal Impact 2-1 Seattle Sounders FC
- 24.32 %
Montreal Impact 2-0 Seattle Sounders FC
- 16.22 %
Montreal Impact 1-0 Seattle Sounders FC
- 10.81 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 2, 2013||Seattle Sounders FC 0 - Montreal Impact 1|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 16, 2012||Montreal Impact 4 - Seattle Sounders FC 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|
|34||Jhon Kennedy Hurtado||Defender|
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