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September 22, 2012 1:05 PM EDT
Stade Saputo — Montreal, Quebec
Referee:‬ J. Gonzalez‎
Attendance:‬ 20521‎

MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Sporting Kansas City

Montreal will need home field advantage as it looks to resurrect its faint playoff hopes against top-of-the-East Sporting Kansas City.

By Keith Hickey

Montreal Impact (4-2-3-1): Perkins; Valentin, Nesta, Rivas, Ferrari; Warner, Bernier; Arnaud, Martins, Nyassi; Di Vaio.


OUT: FW Bernardo Corradi (L knee ACL tear);

PROBABLE: MF Josh Gardner (L groin strain)
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Sinovic; Espinoza, Cesar, Nagamura; Zusi, Sapong, Kamara.


OUT: FW Teal Bunbury (L knee ACL tear); DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture);

DOUBTFUL: FW Bobby Convey (R hamstring strain);

PROBABLE: FW Jacob Peterson (R shoulder sprain)
  • Montreal's Marco Di Vaio has scored in four straight games, the longest active streak in MLS.
  • Sporting Kansas City’s Graham Zusi has taken 125 corner kicks this year. No one on Montreal has taken more than 60.
  • After a five-game winning streak, the Impact have lost back-to-back games, their first consecutive losses since June 27- July 4.
  • Following a 2-0 win over New York on Wednesday, the Red Bulls' first home loss of the season, Sporting is just three points behind Supporters' Shield leader San Jose and riding a seven-game unbeaten run.
  • KC’s Graham Zusi collected his 14th assist of the season in that match. He tops the MLS assist charts for 2012.

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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 27, 2013 Montreal Impact 1 - Sporting Kansas City 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jun 1, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 1 - Montreal Impact 2
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Mar 30, 2013 Sporting Kansas City 2 - Montreal Impact 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Sep 22, 2012 Montreal Impact 0 - Sporting Kansas City 0
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USA - Major League Soccer ‎(MLS)‎ Jul 4, 2012 Montreal Impact 1 - Sporting Kansas City 3
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1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Matteo FerrariDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
5Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
18Collen WarnerMidfielder
21Justin MappMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
-Greg SuttonGoalkeeper
-Shavar ThomasDefender
-Dennis IapichinoDefender
11Sanna NyassiMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
-Sinisa UbiparipovicStriker
33A. WengerMidfielder
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Michael HarringtonDefender
5Matt BeslerDefender
13Lawrence OlumMidfielder
15Seth SinovicDefender
8Graham ZusiStriker
20Oriol RosellStriker
-Julio CésarMidfielder
17C.J. SapongStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
7Chance MyersDefender
-Neven MarkovicDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
-Michael ThomasMidfielder
14Dominic DwyerStriker
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