Montreal (6-11-3, 21 points) at Union (5-9-2, 17 points)
When: Saturday, 7 p.m.
Where: PPL Park, Chester
TV: The Comcast Network
On the web: Streaming online at MLSSoccer.com
For kicks: Montreal is coming off a 2-1 win over Columbus after losing its previous three in MLS play. The Impact haven't made much of one on the road, with a 1-8-1 record?…The team recently announced the signing of Italian defensive legend Alessandro Nesta, but insiders say he will not travel with the club for this match?…?Midfielder Patrice Bernier leads Montreal in goals and assists (five each), while playing in only 13 of the club's 20 matches. A class finisher, Bernier netted his five goals with only 10 shots on frame?…?Midfielder Felipe Martins is also a playmaker, with five assists?…?Expansion club aside, Montreal is a threat that Union interim manager John Hackworth says his group can't take lightly: "They've had some ups and downs, like most expansion teams do, but they are much better than their record shows, which worries me a little bit, because we could get their best, which is as good as any team in the league right now"?…?Montreal goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts' 1.71 goals-against average is the second-worst mark in MLS. The Jamaican international, who captured the MLS Cup last season with Los Angeles, also has the second-highest goals against total in the league with 32. (Toronto's Milos Kocic leads MLS with 35 goals against.)
INJURY REPORT (as of Tuesday)
Out for Montreal: Matteo Ferrari, D (right quadriceps strain); Nelson Rivas, D (abdomen); Bernardo Corradi, FW (left knee ACL tear); Andrew Wenger, FW (left hamstring strain)
Out for the Union: Chandler Hoffman, FW (left big toe fracture); Krystian Witkowski, FW (concussion symptoms)
Doubtful: Bakary Soumaré, D (right knee meniscus recovery)
Questionable: Ray Gaddis, D (right shoulder contusion)
Probable: Carlos Valdes, D (right knee contusion); Zac MacMath, GK (right ring finger avulsion)
DID YOU KNOW?
The Union is 4-3-2 all-time against Canadian competition (3-2-1 vs. Toronto; 1-1-1 vs. Vancouver).