Adrian Lopez Not Likely To Play vs. D.C. United

Chris Brunskill

We can expect to see the same back four to start this Saturday at Stade Saputo against D.C. United. Alessandro Nesta needs his rest but the Montreal Impact needs the win.

Adrian Lopez has been practising with the Montreal Impact since the club came back from Chicago. Losing 2-1 to the Chicago Fire, the defensive woes continue with the Impact. Not necessarily the fault of the back four, injecting some new blood would help no matter what.

Marco Schallibaum did not confirm whether Adrian Lopez will be on the 18-man roster but assures that he will not play on Saturday.

I saw him on Sunday , at Chicago, with the Reserve team. There is still some deficiencies physically but the player is good technically and tactically. Not this saturday but most probably on Wednesday [against C.D. Heredia in Guatemala].

The back four of the Montreal Impact does not need to be named anymore. Using the same formula since the start of the season, Marco Schallibaum will look for a better effort at home. The feeling of revenge is in the air but the Impact will need to keep it simple at the back.

With Hernan Bernadello in front of the back four, it will be interesting to see the Argentinean Designated Player fit in with the group even more. With some worries to see Patrice Bernier play so high since Bernardello's arrival, ball possession will be key.

Have more of the ball and the opponent will suffer, unless they thrive under these conditions. In the same time, the Impact have been more efficient playing a counter attacking style at home.

Impact fans are eager to see Adrian Lopez play and will need to watch play against C.D. Heredia as the Impact play a mid-week CONCACAF Champions League , next Wednesday.

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