Montreal Impact vs. Seattle Sounders | MLS Match Preview
Montreal Impact vs. Seattle Sounders
STADE SAPUTO, Montreal, Quebec
July 25, 2015 (MLS Game # 206)
8 pm ET (MLS Live, JOEtv, TVA Sports)
The Montréal Impact and Seattle Sounders FC meet in a critical match in the playoff aspirations of both clubs when they clash at Stade Saputo on Saturday evening. The Impact come into the game three points out of a playoff position in the Eastern Conference, yet with games in hand on the rest of the division, following their 2-1 defeat at Sporting Kansas City last weekend. Sounders FC are hanging onto a tie for the final spot in the Western Conference, following a second consecutive defeat in a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field last weekend.
- Ignacio Piatti scored for a third time in the last four games, but the Impact suffered a 2-1 loss at Sporting KC on Saturday evening. Piatti has a goal and/or an assist in four consecutive games, with three goals and an assist in that time.
- Sounders suffered their second consecutive defeat by a 1-0 scoreline – their fifth loss in their six league games – in their defeat by the Colorado Rapids at CenturyLink Field on Saturday. Sounders FC have been shut out four times in those five defeats.
- Sounders FC won for the first time in three meetings all-time in the series last year, a 2-0 win March 23, 2014 at Olympic Stadium in Montréal.
- The Impact won the first two meetings between the teams, a 4-1 win in 2012 at Stade Saputo, then a 1-0 victory in the only meeting at CenturyLink Field, March 2, 2013.
REFEREE: Chris Penso. AR1 (bench): George Gansner; AR2 (opposite): Apolinar Mariscal; 4th: Mark Kadlecik MLS Career: 68 games; FC/gm: 23.5; Y/gm: 3.3; R: 18; pens: 24
SUSPENDED NEXT YELLOW CARD: SEA: Osvaldo Alonso
SUSPENDED AFTER TWO YELLOW CARDS: MTL: Nigel Reo-Coker, Calum Mallace, Jack McInerney, Laurent Ciman, Bakary Soumare, Marco Donadel … SEA: Andy Rose, Zach Scott, Tyrone Mears
DISABLED LIST: MTL: Kenny Cooper, Justin Mapp, Adrian Lopez … SEA: Andres Correa
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: SEA: Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans (USA, CONCACAF Gold Cup)
ALL-TIME (3 meetings): Impact 2 wins, 5 goals … Sounders FC 1 win, 3 goals … Ties 0
AT MONTREAL (2 meetings): Impact 1 win, 4 goals … Sounders FC 1 win, 3 goals … Ties 0
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