2019-08-28-MTL-VAN

Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 26
Montreal Impact vs. Vancouver Whitecaps
Stade Saputo – Montreal
August 28 – 8:00 PM ET

TV: TVAS, TSN 1/5

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

After a loss to Toronto FC in the latest Canadian Classique, the Montreal Impact look to end their slide and move back above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference when they host a Vancouver Whitecaps FC side hoping to bounce back from a loss to the San Jose Earthquakes when the Canadian foes square off at Stade Saputo Wednesday night.

A midweek coaching change brought in Wilmer Cabrera, who replaced Remi Garde, but the Impact (10-14-4) couldn't stop a winless streak that is now four games following a 2-1 loss to rival Toronto FC at BMO Field Saturday. Bojan Krkic broke the scoreless stalemate with his first MLS goal four minutes into the second half. But TFC rallied to equalize through Marky Delgado in the 63rd minute before Justin Morrow netted the winner in the 81st minute as Montreal dropped below the playoff line.

The Whitecaps (6-13-9) also couldn't hold on to a lead, falling to the San Jose Earthquakes, 3-1, Saturday night at Avaya Stadium. Jake Nerwinski put the visitors in front after six minutes with his first MLS goal and Judson leveled one minute later. Chris Wondolowski gave San Jose the lead in the 34th minute and Andres Rios added a 73rd-minute insurance tally. The 'Caps spent much of the game under barrage as the Earthquakes set a new MLS record with 43 shots and 19 on target. Maxime Crepeau also set a new MLS mark with 16 saves. 

Montreal
Montreal vs. Vancouver

Wednesday, August 28 at 8:00 PM ET
Stade Saputo

Vancouver

Montreal Impact

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Victor Cabrera (D) - arm injury
    • OUT: Daniel Kinumbe (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Ignacio Piatti (M) - adductor injury
    • OUT: Anthony Jackson-Hamel (A) - knee injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Jorge Corrales (D)
  • International duty:  None

Vancouver Whitecaps FC

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jasser Khmiri (D) - left knee injury
    • OUT: Michael Baldisimo (M) - left ankle injury
    • OUT: PC (M) - middle back spasm
    • DOUBTFUL: Eric Godoy (D) - right calf tightness
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Yordy Reyna (F), Erik Godoy (D)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Impact

  • Impact: 1 win, 3 goals
  • Whitecaps: 2 wins, 6 goals
  • 0 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Ismail Elfath
  • Assistant Referees: Kyle Atkins, Claudiu Badea
  • 4th Official: Pierre-Luc Lauziere
  • VAR: Geoff Gamble

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