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MLS Preview: New York Red Bulls - Montreal Impact

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  PROBABLE LINEUPS

New York Red Bulls (4-4-2): Robles; Barklage, Holgersson, Olave, Pearce; Alexander, Juninho, Cahill, Steele; Espindola, Henry.

Injury Report:

OUT: Ian Christianson (R Foot Injury), Digao (Heel Injury), Heath Pearce (Hip Surgery)

Montreal Impact (4-4-2): Perkins; Brovsky, Ferrari, Camara, Iapchino; Romero, Martins, Bernier, Mapp; Paponi, Di Vaio.

Injury Report:

OUT: Nelson Rivas (L knee surgery), Maximiliamo Rodriguez (foot injury)

  DID YOU KNOW?

  • This will be the third meeting between these two sides this season. Montreal won 1-0 at Stade Saputo on March 23, while New York took the spoils with a 2-1 victory at Red Bull Arena on May 8.

  • Impact striker Marco Di Vaio is a one-man statistics machine. The Italy veteran leads Major League Soccer in goals (11), shots (64), and shots on goal (34).

  • New York striker Thierry Henry was named to the MLS All-Star Fan XI. Di Vaio is also in the All-Star squad, thanks to a new mechanism involving the number of goals scored using his virtual self on FIFA 13.

  • Montreal has been flagged for offside 65 times this season, the most in MLS.

  • Despite lofty positions at first in the East (Montreal) and third (New York), each of these teams can lay claim to just one win from their last five.
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