Dan Wetzel:

MLS Preview: Montreal Impact - Real Salt Lake



Montreal Impact (4-5-1): Perkins; Camara, Ouimette, Ferrari, Brovsky; Romero, Arnaud, Bernier, Martins, Mapp; Di Vaio.

Injury Report:

OUT: Davy Arnaud (Concussion-like symptoms), Alessandro Nesta (R groin strain), Daniele Paponi (R hamstring strain), Andrea Pisanu (R quad strain), Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery)

Real Salt Lake (4-4-2): Rimando; Beltran, Borchers, Schuler, Wingert; Gil, Beckerman, Morales, Grabavoy; Plata, Sandoval.

Injury Report:

OUT: Rich Balchan (L shoulder separation), Cole Grossman (Concussion), Alvaro Saborio (R quad tear)

QUESTIONABLE: Robbie Findley (L knee hyperextension), Olmes Garcia (R adductor strain)


  • Real Salt Lake currently sits second in the Western Conference with a 5-4-2 record. Montreal is fourth in the East, on 5-2-2.

  • It's a busy week for Montreal. The Impact lost 2-1 to New York this past Wednesday, and will play a third match, against Vancouver in the Canadian Championship, next Wednesday

  • The Royals have won three of their last four matches, losing only to reigning MLS Cup holders LA Galaxy.

  • Montreal striker Marco Di Vaio has put 18 shots on target, more than any other player in Major League Soccer.

  • RSL is undefeated in its two previous meetings with a Canadian side this season, drawing 1-1 and winning 2-0 against the Vancouver Whitecaps.
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