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  • July 8, 2012
  • • 7:39 PM
  • • Stade Saputo, Montreal, Quebec
  • Referee: M. Foerster
  • • Attendance: 15118
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MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Columbus Crew

This game may come too soon for new Impact addition Alessandro Nesta but fellow Italian Marco Di Vaio should feature.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Ricketts; Valentin, Camara, Thomas, Brovsky; Neagle, Warner, Bernier, Mapp; Nyassi, Di Vaio.

INJURY REPORT

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)
Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Williams, James, Vukovic; Tchani, George, Birchall, Gaven; Renteria, Schoenfeld.

INJURY REPORT

OUT: FW Tommy Heinemann (L knee surgery); GK William Hesmer (R hip surgery); MF Kirk Urso (R adductor tendonitis); DF Rich Balchan (sports hernia rehab)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Dilly Duka (L hamstring strain); DF Carlos Mendes (R ankle sprain); DF Chad Marshall (concussion)

PROBABLE: MF Danny O'Rourke (L ankle sprain); MF Milovan Mirosevic (L adductor strain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Montreal signed World Cup-winning defender Alessandro Nesta this week.
  • Columbus won the only other time these teams have met, claiming a 2-0 victory thanks to goals from Milovan Mirosevic and Olman Vargas.
  • Chris Birchall has assisted in each of his first two starts with the Crew.
  • Andy Gruenebaum is second in MLS with 59 saves this year. His save percentage of 79 is the highest of any goalkeeper who started double-digit games, and he has a nice round goals-against average of 1.0.
  • Davy Arnaud and Felipe Martins are suspended for this match.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Montreal Impact

Columbus Crew

Wins
1
0
4
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Montreal Impact MON
Montreal Impact Montreal Impact
Draw
Columbus Crew CRE
Columbus Crew Columbus Crew
60%
29%

Top 3 Predictions

Montreal Impact MON
2 - 1
Columbus Crew CRE
Montreal Impact MON
1 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE
Montreal Impact MON
2 - 0
Columbus Crew CRE

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