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August 18, 2012 7:40 PM EDT
Stade Saputo — Montreal, Quebec
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 19431‎
Chris Wondolowski 23′ (PG)
64′ Lamar Neagle
72′ (PG) Patrice Bernier

MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - San Jose Earthquakes

Montreal's faint playoff hopes could take a big hit as the best team in MLS visits Stade Saputo.

By Keith Hickey

Felipe Martins of the Montreal Impact
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Montreal Impact (4-2-3-1): Perkins; Brovsky, Camara, Ferrari, Iapchino; Warner, Bernier; Arnaud, Martins, Mapp; Di Vaio.


OUT: DF Zarek Valentin (L ankle sprain); FW Bernardo Corradi (L knee ACL tear); FW Eduardo Sebrango (L shoulder separation)

QUESTIONABLE: DF Alessandro Nesta (R knee sprain)
San Jose Earthwuakes (4-4-2): Busch; Beitashour, Bernardez, Hernandez, Morrow; Chavez, Cronin, Baca, Dawkins; Wondolowski, Lenhart.


OUT: MF Jean-Marc Alexandre (R knee MCL sprain); MF Joey Gjertsen (R knee surgery); DF Tim Ward (L non-specific soft tissue injury); MF Shea Salinas (L hamstring strain); MF Cesar Diaz Pizarro (R groin strain)
  • San Jose's Alan Gordon and Montreal's Nelson Rivas will both be suspended for this game.
  • The Impact have been flagged offside 82 times, 10 more times than any other team in MLS.
  • San Jose has 14 wins on the season, a new high for the team since rejoining MLS in 2008. The all-time club record is 19 wins, set in 1999.
  • Quakes striker Chris Wondolowski is the front-runner for the MLS Golden Boot, having scored 17 goals in 22 games. The forward has also contibuted five assists.
  • Montreal has won three games in a row, the club's longest winning streak in MLS, after the 1-0 victory Sunday at New England.

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1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Matteo FerrariDefender
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
-Dennis IapichinoDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
18Collen WarnerMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
-Shavar ThomasDefender
16Callum MallaceMidfielder
34Karl William OuimetteDefender
-Sinisa UbiparipovicStriker
31Josh GardnerMidfielder
33A. WengerMidfielder
18Jon BuschGoalkeeper
2Justin MorrowDefender
21Jason HernandezDefender
5V. BernárdezDefender
33Steven BeitashourDefender
4Sam CroninMidfielder
-Rafael BacaMidfielder
81Marvin ChávezMidfielder
8Chris WondolowskiStriker
-Simon DawkinsStriker
16Steven LenhartStriker
1David BinghamGoalkeeper
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24Jed ZaynerDefender
3Ike OparaDefender
5Brad RingMidfielder
9Khari StephensonMidfielder
10Sercan GüvenisikStriker
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