After losing its 100 percent record, Montreal is aiming to solidify its hold on the top spot in the East.
|Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Camara, Ouimette, Ferrari, Brovsky; Romero, Arnaud, Bernier, Martins, Mapp; Di Vaio.||
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.||
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.