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  • July 4, 2012
  • • 7:10 PM
  • • Stade Saputo, Montreal, Quebec
  • Referee: S. Stoica
  • • Attendance: 12085

MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Sporting Kansas City

Both teams are looking to end two-match MLS losing streaks.

Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Bush; Wahl, Valentin, Thomas, Brovsky; Arnaud, Warner, Bernier, Felipe; 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)
Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Nielsen; Myers, Besler, Collin, Sinovic; Cesar, Zusi, Espinoza; Kamara, Sapong, Bunbury.


OUT: DF Cyprian Hedrick (L fibula fracture); GK Jon Kempin (R ankle fracture)

QUESTIONABLE: MF Korede Aiyegbusi (R knee sprain)

PROBABLE: FW Bobby Convey (R calf strain); MF Paulo Nagamura (R abductor strain); DF Shawn Singh (L quad strain)
  • Montreal is coming off a rough week in which it lost back-to-back 3-0 decisions: versus Toronto FC at home on Wednesday, then at D.C. United on Saturday.
  • These teams met back on May 5, with Montreal shocking Sporting KC 2-0 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park.
  • “I can tell you that Alessandro Nesta wants to be here,” Impact head coach Jesse Marsch said on Tuesday. “We’re working hard on making that happen.”
  • Sporting KC is coming off back-to-back shutout losses in MLS play. It lost 4-0 at Philadelphia two weekends ago before falling 1-0 at home against Chicago on Friday night.
  • After starting all of his team's first 17 matches, Impact goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts was benched in favor of Evan Bush on Saturday night.
  • Sporting KC defender Chance Myers is the only field player to have played every MLS minute this season for his team.


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Last Five Matches
Team News
Available Squads
1Donovan RickettsGoalkeeper
-Shavar ThomasDefender
6Hassoun CamaraDefender
12Jeb BrovskyMidfielder
-Zarek ValentinDefender
7Felipe MartinsMidfielder
8Patrice BernierMidfielder
26Collen WarnerMidfielder
21Justin MappMidfielder
8Davy ArnaudMidfielder
9Marco Di VaioStriker
30Evan BushGoalkeeper
2Tyson WahlDefender
34Karl William OuimetteDefender
11Sanna NyassiMidfielder
27Lamar NeagleMidfielder
-E. SebrangoStriker
17Justin BraunStriker
1Jimmy NielsenGoalkeeper
5Matt BeslerDefender
7Chance MyersDefender
15Seth SinovicDefender
78Aurellien CollinDefender
6Paulo NagamuraMidfielder
8Graham ZusiStriker
-R. EspinozaMidfielder
10Teal BunburyStriker
17C.J. SapongStriker
-Kei KamaraStriker
18Eric KronbergGoalkeeper
3Olukorede AiyegbusiDefender
4Kevin EllisDefender
-Konrad WarzychaMidfielder
19Peterson JosephMidfielder
22Soony SaadStriker
37Jacob PetersonMidfielder

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