Matchday Central: at Montreal Impact

Sounders FC vs. Montreal Impact

MLS Regular Season
Saturday, March 22; 1 pm PT; Olympic Stadium in Montreal
TV/Radio: JOEtv (locally); ROOT Sports (regionally); KIRO Radio 97.3 FM; ESPN Deportes Radio (Spanish)

Montreal’s Record: The Impact is 0-2-0 after consecutive road losses to FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo.

Head-To-Head:  This is the only regular season match of the year Seattle will play against their Eastern Conference foes.

All-Time Series:  Seattle is 0-2-0 against Montreal in MLS play, but the two teams met 26 times in USL play, with Seattle holding a 13-9-4 edge.

Injury Report: Sounders FC – OUT: None. QUESTIONABLE: M Brad Evans (L Calf Contusion). Impact – OUT: D Nelson Rivas (R Thigh Injury); D Maxim Tissot (R Shoulder Sprain); D Adrian Lopez (R Knee Injury); M Sanna Nyassi (L Knee Injury). QUESTIONABLE: None.

Key Player: Felipe Martins is the attacking midfielder in a 4-2-3-1 formation, finding gaps between the midfield and defense to create offensive havoc.  He has nine goals and 19 assists in 64 career matches for the Impact.

Notes: The match was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was delayed until Sunday because of snow on the roof of Olympic Stadium...Sounders FC forward Clint Dempsey will serve the first match of a two-game suspension levied by the MLS Disciplinary Committee.  He will be eligible to return April 4 against the Portland Timbers...Montreal forward and leading scorer from 2013 Marco Di Vaio will serve the final game of a three-game suspension on Saturday for his part in a fight during Montreal’s playoff defeat to the Houston Dynamo.  Forward Andres Romero is also serving the third game of a three-game suspension for an incident in the same match...Montreal is 4-1-2 at Olympic Stadium in MLS play, the lone defeat coming in May of 2012 in a 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls, with current Sounders forward Kenny Cooper scoring the first goal for New York in a comeback victory.