A second win of the season has moved Chicago up from the bottom, and Montreal has slipped in recent weeks.
|Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Camara, Nesta, Ferrari, Brovsky; Romero, Arnaud, Bernier, Martins, Mapp; Di Vaio.
OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Dennis Iapichino (R calf strain), Sinisa Ubiparipovic (R calf strain)
|Chicago Fire (4-4-1-1): Johnson; Pause, Anibaba, Berry, Segares; Nyarko, Paladini, Larentowicz, Lindperel; Rolfe, MacDonald.
QUESTIONABLE: Steven Kinney (R quad tightness)
- At one point this season, these teams occupied opposite ends of the table, with Montreal at the top of the East and Chicago at the bottom. They've since moved closer, with the Impact now third and the Fire seventh.
- With five goals conceded, Montreal is tied for the stingiest defense in the East.
- Chicago's Daniel Paladini and Montreal's Patrice Bernier are part of a six-way tie for most assists this season, with three apiece.
- Montreal striker Marco Di Vaio is tied for the MLS lead in shots on goal, with 13.
- Chicago will be without Wells Thompson, who is suspended for this match.