FRISCO – FC Dallas is relatively healthy for Saturday’s match with the Montreal Impact. They should be well-rested with majority of their starters not traveling to San Antonio for the mid-week U.S. Open Cup win. Montreal will add one more player to their long list of injuries.
OUT: Zakaria Diallo (ruptured Achilles tendon), Kyle Fisher (tibia injury), Victor Cabrera (calf injury), David Choiniere (ankle surgery), Louis Beland-Goyette (foot injury), Jukka Raitala (international duty), James Pantemis (international duty), Shamit Shome (international duty)
Diallo, Fisher, Choiniere and Beland-Goyette are not new losses for Montreal. The four of them have only played a total of five matches for the Impact this season, with zero starts. The big losses are Cabrera and Raitala.
Cabrera started eight of the team’s first nine games on defense, but has missed the last five with a calf injury. Raitala has started all fourteen of Montreal’s games, but the center back will be on international duty with Finland for a friendly match.
Kris Reaves and Anton Nedyalkov are both still not ready to come back from their injuries. Reaves had a sports hernia injury that required surgery a little less than a month ago. Nedyalkov had surgery two weeks ago to repair a broken collarbone. The estimated recovery time was six-to-eight weeks.