Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 20
Columbus Crew SC vs. Montreal Impact
MAPFRE Stadium - Columbus
July 20 - 7:30 PM ET



The Columbus Crew rallied for a midweek tie, but are looking to snap a 10-match winless run Saturday at MAPFRE Stadium when they host a Montreal Impact squad that has lost three in a row.

The Crew (5-14-3) ended a five-game losing streak when they came from behind to draw the Chicago Fire, 2-2, at SeatGeek Stadium Wednesday night. After falling behind on a Djordje Mihailovic first-half goal, Gyasi Zares leveled two minutes into the second half. CJ Sapong put the Fire back in front in the 63rd minute, but newly-acquired Romario Williams came through with the 90th-minute equalizer. 

The Impact (9-10-3) fell to Toronto FC, 2-0, at Stade Saputo in the first Canadian Classique of the 2019 season Saturday to drop their third game in a row. They also lost influential midfielder Samuel Piette to injury. Alejandro Pozuelo broke the stalemate in the 61st minute and Jozy Altidore added the late insurance goal for the visitors via a free kick.

Columbus vs. Montreal

Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 pm ET
MAPFRE Stadium


Columbus Crew SC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Federico Higuain (M) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Milton Valenzuela (D) - right knee injury
    • OUT: Gaston Sauro (D) - left thigh injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Josh Williams (D) - concussion
    • QUESTIONABLE: David Guzman (M) - right knee injury
    • QUESTIONABLE: Jonathan Mensah (D) - right knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: David Guzman (M)
  • International duty:  None

Montreal Impact

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Harry Novillo (D) - hamstring injury
    • OUT: Ignacio Piatti (M) - knee injury
    • OUT: Daniel Kinumbe (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Samuel Piette (M) - Intercostal injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Crew SC

  • Crew SC: 7 wins, 22 goals
  • Impact: 1 win, 11 goals
  • 2 draws


  • Referee: Robert Sibiga
  • Assistant Referees: CJ Morgante, Michael Kampmeinert
  • 4th Official: Greg Dopka
  • VAR: Ricardo Salazar