Montreal vs Philadelphia (By: TFB)
Montreal Impact welcome Philadelphia Union to Canada as both sides complete their runs of 3 matches in a week.
Although both sides are struggling in the MLS this season there is one big difference between the two sides. Montreal have started the MLS with 7 away games in their first 10 leaving just 3 home matches, whereas Philadelphia have played 5 home games out of their 9 matches so far. Montreal do lead the Union in the Eastern Conference by a point.
In Montreal's 3 home games they have won 2, beating last year's champions Toronto 1-0. They could be 3-0-0 but for a great comeback by Los Angeles when down 3-1 to win 5-3 against Impact's 10 men.
Montreal will, as always, look to Ignacio Piatti to create and score their chances. He should play but at 33 years old 3 games in a week could be tough going and may only play for so long.
Philadelphia are one of the worst away sides in the MLS and this match will complete 3 away games in a week and losing the other 2. They have all been "local" but the US is a big country and even travelling to local teams requires a flight. This is a tough schedule for a side that is very poor on the road.
Union will likely have to make changes and depth isn't a strong point for them. Their best striker Sapong could be rested due to some tough tackles against Columbus and the fact he has only missed 5 minutes of play all season. Fabinho is also struggling.
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