This game may come too soon for new Impact addition Alessandro Nesta but fellow Italian Marco Di Vaio should feature.
|Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Ricketts; Valentin, Camara, Thomas, Brovsky; Neagle, Warner, Bernier, Mapp; 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)
|Columbus Crew (4-4-2): Gruenebaum; Miranda, Williams, James, Vukovic; Tchani, George, Birchall, Gaven; Renteria, Schoenfeld.
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.