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  • July 4, 2012
  • • 7:10 PM
  • • Stade Saputo, Montreal, Quebec
  • Referee: S. Stoica
  • • Attendance: 12085
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MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Sporting Kansas City

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

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

INJURY REPORT

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)
  DID YOU KNOW?
  • 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.

Last Five Matches

Head To Head

Montreal Impact

Sporting KC

Wins
2
0
3
Wins

Betting & Predictions

Reader's Predictions

Montreal Impact MON
Montreal Impact Montreal Impact
Draw
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Sporting Kansas City Sporting KC
71%
20%

Top 3 Predictions

Montreal Impact MON
8 - 0
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Montreal Impact MON
2 - 1
Sporting Kansas City SKC
Montreal Impact MON
2 - 0
Sporting Kansas City SKC

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