Match Day #33 Game Thread: Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union

Richard Wolowicz

The Union need a win. The Montreal Impact are in the midst of an incredible slump. Winning at Saputo Stadium is never easy. Someone hold me.

Game Information: Montreal Impact vs. Philadelphia Union

Where: Saputo Stadium

When: 7:00

Channel: TCN

Commentators: JP Dellacamera and Alejandro Moreno

Meet the OppositionMount Royal Soccer

Officials: Silviu Petrescu. Assistants: Daniel Belleau and Peter Manikowski. Fourth: Geoff Gamble

Philadelphia Union Head-to-Head record vs. Montreal Impact: All-time: 1-2-1  with 5 goals; At Saputo Stadium: 0-2-0 with 3 goals

Suspended: Michael Farfan

Philadelphia Injury Report: Out: Greg Jordan. Questionable: Michael Lahoud, Keon Daniel, Sebastien Le Toux

Montreal Impact Injury Report: Out: Adrian Lopez, Nelson Rivas, Maximiliamo Rodriguez.

Philadelphia Union starting XI: (4-4-2) Zac MacMath; Raymon Gaddis, Jeff Parke, Amobi Okugo, Sheanon Williams; Brian Carroll, Fabinho, Kleberson, Danny Cruz; Jack McInerney, Conor Casey

Philadelphia Union bench: Oka Nikolov, Matt Kassel, Gilberto, Leo Fernandes, Roger Torres, Aaron Wheeler, Antoine Hoppenot

Montreal Impact starting XI: (4-2-3-1) Troy Perkins; Karl Ouimette, Alessandro Nesta, Matteo Ferrari, Hassoun Camara; Patrice Bernier, Hernan Bernadello; Davy Arnaud, Felipe, Justin Mapp; Marco Di Vaio

Montreal Impact bench: Evan Bush, Wandrille Lefevre, Maxim Tissot, Collen Warner, Andres Romero, Andrea Pisanu, Andrew Wenger

After a disappointing draw that could have been so much worse, the Philadelphia Union head north to Saputo Stadium, a place where they have never earned a point in two previous attempts, in search of a much-needed three points. In order to reasonably secure a playoff spot, the Union need four points from their next two matches, and a victory over Montreal Impact, a side that is winless in its past six matches, would go a long way in helping the Union. A draw would keep the Union barely alive, and a loss today at Saputo figures to virtually end the season for the Union.

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