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  • April 14, 2013
  • • 12:08 PM
  • • Stade Saputo, Montreal, Quebec
  • Referee: M. Geiger
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MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Columbus Crew

MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Columbus Crew

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After losing its 100 percent record, Montreal is aiming to solidify its hold on the top spot in the East.

  PROBABLE LINEUPS
Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Camara, Ouimette, Ferrari, Brovsky; Romero, Arnaud, Bernier, Martins, Mapp; Di Vaio.

Injury Report:

OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Alessandro Nesta (R abductor strain), Sinisa Ubiparipovic (R calf strain)

QUESTIONABLE: Maxim Tissot (R knee sprain)
Columbus Crew (4-4-1-1): Gruenebaum; Williams, Marshall, Glauber, Wahl; Gaven, O'Rourke, Viana, Speas; Higuain; Arrieta.

Injury Report:

OUT: Aaron Horton (L knee surgery)

QUESTIONABLE: Tony Tchani (R Adductor Inflammation), Wil Trapp (R Ankle Sprain)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Last time out, Montreal lost 2-0 to Sporting Kansas City, ending the Impact's 100 percent record in MLS.
  • The Impact are, however, still the top team in the East, with 12 points from five games and the best points-per-game ratio in the league.
  • Columbus is fourth in the East, with a 2-1-2 record. The Crew have scored eight goals, tied for the best offensive showing in the conference.
  • These teams met three times last season. Columbus won two of the meetings, 2-0 and 2-1 in Ohio. Montreal picked up a 2-1 result in Quebec in between.
  • Impact head coach Marco Schallibaum is serving the last game of his suspension and will miss this match.

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1Troy PerkinsGoalkeeper
12Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
13Alessandro NestaDefender
34Karl William OuimetteDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
21Justin MappMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
15Andrés RomeroStriker
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
16Callum MallaceMidfielder
51Maxim TissotDefender
-Sanna NyassiMidfielder
55Wandrille LefèvreMidfielder
26Collen WarnerMidfielder
33Andrew WengerStriker
30Andy GruenebaumGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
3Josh WilliamsDefender
27GláuberDefender
-Danny O'RourkeDefender
14Chad MarshallDefender
12Eddie GavenMidfielder
24A. VianaDefender
-Dominic OduroStriker
17Ben SpeasStriker
10Federico HiguaínStriker
28Matt LampsonGoalkeeper
21Chad BarsonDefender
-Matías SánchezMidfielder
13Ethan FinlayMidfielder
23Kevan GeorgeMidfielder
19J. ArrietaStriker
19Ryan FinleyStriker

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