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Montreal Impact vs. DC United | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 26
Montreal Impact vs. D.C. United
Stade Saputo – Montreal
August 31 – 7:30 PM ET

TV: TVAS

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US

Coming off a win that pushed them back above the playoff line in the Eastern Conference, the Montreal Impact look to build momentum and move further into safety when they host reeling D.C. United Saturday night at Stade Saputo. 

The Impact (11-14-4) rallied from a first-half deficit to defeat the Vancouver Whitecaps Wednesday at Stade Saputo. Yordy Reyna put the visitors in front and had a golden chance at a brace moments later, but was denied twice from the penalty spot by Evan Bush, the re-take coming after Tosaint Ricketts' rebound goal was called back following Video Review due to encroachment. An own goal by Doneil Henry leveled the score in the 35th minute and Maxi Urruti scored the decisive goal two minutes later. 

D.C. United (10-10-9) suffered a pair of defeats in Heineken Rivalry Week, following a 2-1 home defeat with a 3-1 loss at the Philadelphia Union Saturday. The Black-and-Red have lost three in a row and four of their last five. Goals by Kacper Przybylko and Brenden Aaronson gave the hosts a two-goal lead after 16 minutes and Ilsinho tacked on a third goal in the 36th minute. Luciano Acosta pulled D.C. United, which were without the suspended Wayne Rooney, back a goal 20 minutes later, but that was as close as the visitors would come. 

This is the second meeting this season, with the teams sharing the points in a 0-0 draw at Audi Field April 9. 

Montreal
Montreal vs. D.C. United

Saturday, August 31 at 7:30 PM ET
Stade Saputo

D.C. United

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: None
  • International duty:  None

D.C. United

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Oniel Fisher (D) - knee surgery
    • OUT: Chris Odoi-Atsem (D) - hamstring injury
    • OUT: Jalen Robinson (D) - knee injury
  • Suspended: Wayne Rooney (F)
  • Suspended after next caution: Russell Canouse (M), Felipe (M), Paul Arriola (M)
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Impact

  • Impact: 4 wins, 14 goals
  • D.C. United: 2 wins, 9 goals
  • 3 draws

Officials

  • Referee: Allen Chapman
  • Assistant Referees: Adam Wienckowski, Jeremy Kieso
  • 4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
  • VAR: Kevin Terry Jr

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