MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Sporting Kansas City
Both teams are looking to end two-match MLS losing streaks.
By Seth Vertelney
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Bush; Wahl, Valentin, Thomas, Brovsky; Arnaud, Warner, Bernier, Felipe; Nyassi, Di Vaio.||
OUT: DF Matteo Ferrari (R quad strain); DF Nelson Rivas (abdomen); FW Bernardo Corradi (L knee ACL tear); FW Andrew Wenger (L hamstring strain); FW Evan James (L ankle sprain)
|Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Sinovic; Cesar, Zusi, Espinoza; Kamara, Sapong, Bunbury.||
OUT: DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Korede Aiyegbusi (R knee sprain)
PROBABLE: FW Bobby Convey (R calf strain); MF Paulo Nagamura (R abductor strain); DF Shawn Singh (L quad strain)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Montreal is coming off a rough week in which it lost back-to-back 3-0 decisions: versus Toronto FC at home on Wednesday, then at D.C. United on Saturday.
- These teams met back on May 5, with Montreal shocking Sporting KC 2-0 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.
- “I can tell you that Alessandro Nesta wants to be here,” Impact head coach Jesse Marsch said on Tuesday. “We’re working hard on making that happen.”
- Sporting KC is coming off back-to-back shutout losses in MLS play. It lost 4-0 at Philadelphia two weekends ago before falling 1-0 at home against Chicago on Friday night.
- After starting all of his team's first 17 matches, Impact goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was benched in favor of Evan Bush on Saturday night.
- Sporting KC defender Chance Myers is the only field player to have played every MLS minute this season for his team.
Top 3 Predictions
Montreal Impact 8-0 Sporting Kansas City
- 31.43 %
Montreal Impact 2-1 Sporting Kansas City
- 10 %
Montreal Impact 2-0 Sporting Kansas City
- 7.86 %
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 27, 2013||Montreal Impact 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jun 1, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - Montreal Impact 2|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Mar 30, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 2 - Montreal Impact 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Sep 22, 2012||Montreal Impact 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0|
|USA - Major League Soccer (MLS)||Jul 4, 2012||Montreal Impact 1 - Sporting Kansas City 3|
|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|
|Sporting Kansas City|
|Dec 7, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 1 - Real Salt Lake 1||MLS|
|Nov 23, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 2 - Houston Dynamo 1||MLS|
|Nov 9, 2013||Houston Dynamo 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0||MLS|
|Nov 6, 2013||Sporting Kansas City 3 - New England Revolution 1||MLS|
|Nov 2, 2013||New England Revolution 2 - Sporting Kansas City 1||MLS|
|9||Marco Di Vaio||Striker|
|34||Karl William Ouimette||Defender|
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