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Game preview: FC Tampa Bay at Montreal Impact

FC Tampa Bay at Montreal Impact

When/where: 2:30 p.m. today; Saputo Stadium, Montreal

Where to watch: Online at montrealimpact.com; watch party at Crowley's, 269 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

Records: FC Tampa Bay 1-1; Montreal 0-2

Last meeting: Tampa Bay won the season opener 1-0 on April 9 at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg on Takuya Yamada's goal in the 85th minute. Daryl Sattler made eight saves for Tampa Bay.

Last time out: Tampa Bay lost 2-0 at home to Puerto Rico on Sunday despite outshooting it 23-10. … Montreal lost 2-1 at Carolina on April 16.

Skinny: This is Tampa Bay's only game on the road among its first six. It returns for a seasonlong three-game homestand over 12 days. Its next game away from Al Lang Field is May 14 at Fort Lauderdale. … Left outside back Andres Arango makes his Tampa Bay debut after serving a two-game suspension dating to last season. … Tampa Bay has scored one goal in 180 minutes of play. … Midfielder Jeremy Christie (hip surgery) and defender Yendry Diaz (torn ACL) are out for Tampa Bay.

Eduardo A. Encina, Times staff writer

Game preview: FC Tampa Bay at Montreal Impact 04/22/11 [Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2011 7:05pm]
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