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GAME THREAD: Philadelphia Union vs. Montreal Impact

/insert Canada joke here

Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Spor
PPL Park, Chester, PA
March 29, 2014
4:00 PM ET
6ABC - JP Dellacamera, Peter Pappas, and Tony Limarzi
Know Thy Enemy: Mount Royal Soccer
Starting XI
Jack McInerney Forward Marco Di Vaio

Cristian Maidana, Vincent Nogueira, Sebastien Le Toux

Brian Carroll, Maurice Edu,


Andres Romero, Felipe, Justin Mapp

Hernan Bernardello, Collen Warner

Fabinho, Aaron Wheeler, Amobi Okugo, Ray Gaddis Defense Heath Pearce, Hassoun Camara, Matteo Ferrari, Eric Miller
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Troy Perkins
Andre Blake, Ethan White, Michael Lahoud, Corben Bone, Leo Fernandes, Antoine Hoppenot, Conor Casey Bench Evan Bush, Jeb Brovsky, Karl Ouimette, Patrice Bernier, Blake Smith, Santiago Gonzalez, Andrew Wenger
Stats (Explained Here)
.586 (6th) TSR .636 (2nd)
.483 (11th) DZR .621 (5th)
.593 (3rd) xGR .656 (1st)
Game Officials
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Assistant: Frank Anderson
Assistant: Mark Cahen
Fourth: Daniel Fitzgerald

Montreal's advanced stats look a whole heck of a lot better than their record, but only three games into the season, that may be heavily influenced by small sample sizes and score effects. With Marco DiVaio back in the line-up, Montreal may be as dangerous as they have been all season and even though I disagree with JC's argument this is a must-win game in the most dramatic sense of the phrase, it is never a good thing to drop points at home in a home-field dominant league such as MLS.