The Montreal Impact will be looking for three home points against the first place team in the Eastern Conference Sunday evening against NYCFC. A victory for the Impact could see them come to within one point of the top team in the East with two matches in hand. The last meeting between these two teams came back at the end of April (1-1 final) with Dominic Oduro scoring a goal in the 91st minute at Yankee Stadium.
The Impact will be without leading scorer Ignacio Piatti (suspension), 2015 MLS Defender of the Year Laurent Ciman (injury), and Donny Toia (injury). However, on the positive side Dider Drogba will return to the lineup to face NYCFC.
Mount Royal Soccer has turned towards our friends at Hudson River Blue to get some perspective on the game.
1. What has been the biggest difference between this years New York City FC team and the team from the 2015?
2. We hear a lot of hype about the NYCFC designed players. Which designated player has performed best over the course of the 2016 MLS season?
3. Who is one New York City FC player that the Montreal Impact defense will need to pay extra close attention to on Sunday evening?
— Predicted starting lineup and result.