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Game preview: FC Tampa Bay at Montreal


FC Tampa Bay at Montreal

When/where: 7:30; Saputo Stadium, Montreal

Records: Tampa Bay 7-6-6 (27 points); Montreal 3-10-6 (15 points)


Series: This is the last of four meetings between the teams; Tampa Bay leads the series 2-0-1.

Last time out: Tampa Bay dismantled Atlanta 4-0 on the road Saturday. Montreal fell 3-1 to Minnesota on Saturday, ending a six-game home unbeaten streak.

Skinny: With nine regular-season games to go, Tampa Bay is in fourth in the NASL and trails third-place Minnesota by a point and second-place Puerto Rico by five. Six of the eight teams make the playoffs. … Montreal is in seventh, nine points behind Fort Lauderdale for the sixth postseason spot. … Tampa Bay has won two in a row and four of its past five. It is 5-1-2 since a loss to league-leading Carolina on June 18. … Montreal has yet to score against Tampa Bay. It has been outscored 4-0. …Montreal will join MLS for the 2012 season.

Bryan Burns, Times staff writer

Game preview: FC Tampa Bay at Montreal 08/09/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 10:50pm]
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