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Sporting Kansas City vs Montreal Impact Game Thread: Referees, Injuries, Game Notes

After conquering Cascadia, the Montreal Impact take on the Wild Mid West. Sporting Kansas City represents the most completed team in the league but has only 5 points out of 4 games. With 2 back to back scoreless draws, the ex-Wizards of MLS

Ed Zurga

Davy Arnaud is coming back home for the second time since being traded from Sporting Kansas City to the Montreal Impact. This time, he will be starting the game at a stadium that he knows well, a house that he helped built.


Jorge Gonzalez. SAR (bench): Adam Wienckowski; JAR (opposite): Matthew Kreitzer; 4th: Matthew Foerster
MLS Career: 90 games; FC/gm: 25.1; Y/gm: 3.2; R: 27; pens: 23

Injury Report:

Sporting Kansas City -- FW Teal Bunbury; M Jacob Peterson

Montreal Impact -- OUT: M - Sinisa Ubiparipovic (calf); D - Nelson Rivas (knee), Alessandro Nesta (adductor strain) - PROBABLE: D - MaximTissot (knee).

Watch/Listen to the Game:

(*) MLS Stream of the Week: Sporting Kansas City vs. Montreal Impact

(*) TVA Sports in Montreal -- KSMO, KZOU, WIBW

(*) Radio: La Gran D 1340 AM

Matchups and Tactical Notes:

  • Isolate and Contain Claudio Bieler
  • Cover the sides with active SKC fullbacks: Managing minutes of Andrea Pisanu
  • Felipe Martins Break Out Game? To help out Bernier, Felipe will need to get some of his 2012 Mojo back
  • Aurelien Collin vs Marco Di Vaio : Di Vaio made the Sporting defense suffer at Saputo in 3-1 loss in 2012.
  • Patrice Bernier vs Benny Feilhaber

Potential Line-Ups:

Sporting Kansas City:

Jimmy Nielsen - Seth Sinovic , Aurellien Collin , Ike Okpara , Mechack Jerome - Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber, Paulo Nagamura - T.J. Sapong , Claudio Bieler, Graham Zusi

Montreal Impact:

Troy Perkins - Jeb Brovsky , Karl W. Ouimette , Matteo Ferrari , Hassoun Camara - Andrea Pisanu , Davy Arnaud, Patrice Bernier, Felipe Martins, Andres Romero - Marco Di Vaio