Know Your Opponent | Montreal Impact

Know Your Opponent | Montreal Impact

The Lions travel to New Jersey for their final road match of the 2020 regular season to face the Montreal Impact. Here is what you need to know about our opponents: 
 

Key Transactions and Player News 

Victor Wanyama was a headline move for Montreal joining from Premier League side Tottenham back in March. The Impact have also made additional moves since our last meeting with the acquisitions of Mustafa Kizza (7/20/20 - transfer from KCCA FC), Luis Binks (8/13/20 - loan from Bologna) and Mason Toye (10/1/20 - trade from Minnesota). 

Exiting from the team most recently are Evan Bush (9/28/20 - traded to Vancouver) and Saphir Taider (10/14/20 - transfer to Al Ain).

Injury Report: Lassi Lappalainen (shoulder surgery 10/21, out for season) and Matheiu Choiniere (ankle injury) are listed as out. 

You can view the full roster here.


Team Form 

Montreal are 1-4-0 in their last five matches with their only win coming against Miami. The club currently sits in 9th place in the East on 23 points. 
 

Head-to-Head

All-time the Lions are 5-6-2 against Montreal. The Lions took a win in the only meeting between the two sides in 2020 during the MLS is Back Tournament. In 2019, Montreal took the first meeting with a 3-1 win in Orlando and the Lions responded at Stade Saputo with a 3-0 win. 
 

Rasmussen College Fact

The Lions are 2-2-4 are in their away matches since the return to play from the MLS is Back Tournament. 

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September 11, 2020: Major League Soccer has announced the 2020 regular season schedule through the end of September. From September 18-27, each MLS club will compete in three regular season matches. Additional 2020 MLS regular season matches will be announced pending further developments regarding travel protocols. Attendance at matches will be determined in accordance with applicable state and local guidelines.