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Montreal Impact vs. Minnesota United FC | 2017 MLS Match Preview

Montreal Impact vs. Minnesota United FC
2017 MLS Regular Season
Stade Saputo – Montreal, Quebec
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Saturday might as well be a must-win for the Montreal Impact.

The Impact are currently seventh in the Eastern Conference playoff race, a full five points behind the New York Red Bulls for the sixth and final playoff spot. With only seven games remaining, they’ll need a full three points from Saturday’s home match against lowly Minnesota United to have any real chance of catching the field.

Minnesota will head into Saturday’s match on a tight turnaround. The Loons played on Wednesday at Vancouver, falling 3-0 at the streaking Whitecaps to fall into a tie for last in the West. Given the short break between matches and the cross-country travel from Vancouver to Montreal, head coach Adrian Heath could potentially make a few lineup changes on Saturday.

Montreal Impact

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: M Hernan Bernardello, D Laurent Ciman
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT – D Ambroise Oyongo (right knee surgery, out 6 months)

Projected Lineup
(4-3-3, left to right)
Evan Bush – Daniel Lovitz, Laurent Ciman, Victor Cabrera, Chris Duvall – Louis Beland-Goyette, Samuel Piette, Blerim Dzemaili – Ignacio Piatti, Anthony Jackson-Hamel, Dominic Oduro

Minnesota United FC

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International Duty: None
  • Injury Report: OUT: M Bernardo Anor (left lower leg injury), M/D Thomas de Villardi (left Achilles injury), D Jermaine Taylor (head injury), M Sam Cronin; QUESTIONABLE: F Christian Ramirez

Projected Lineup
(4-2-3-1, left to right)
Bobby Shuttleworth – Marc Burch, Francisco Calvo, Brent Kallman, Jerome Thiesson – Ibson, Collin Martin – Miguel Ibarra, Kevin Molino, Ethan Finlay – Christian Ramirez

All-Time Series

This is the first-ever matchup between Minnesota and Montreal.

Referees

Referee: Ted Unkel
Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Peter Balciunas
Fourth Official: Nima Saghafi
Video Assistant Referee (VAR): Geoff Gamble

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Montreal
Minnesota

Season Stats

Montreal ImpactMinnesota United FC
27Games Played27
10Wins7
11Losses15
6Draws5
42Goals33
43Goals Conceded56
255Shots212
117Shots on Target100
380Fouls committed292
305Fouls suffered327
61Offside54
104Corners118

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
MTL59751421.6
MIN98712331.2
01234+Avg
MTL146211.9
MIN552121.3
01234+Avg
MTL451301.2
MIN435001.1

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
MTL510552431.6
MIN55854562.1
01234+Avg
MTL363201.3
MIN534121.6
01234+Avg
MTL242321.9
MIN024422.7
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