Philadelphia Union returns to preseason action this Wednesday as they take on Eastern Conference foe Montreal Impact. This contest is slated for 7 p.m. at the Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex and will be streamed on Philadelphiaunion.com
Team: Montreal Impact
Venue: Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex
Kick Off: 7 p.m. ET
2017 Record: 11-17-6, 39 points, 9th in Eastern Conference (2017)\
Last Meeting: 3-0 Montreal victory at Talen Energy Stadium, August 12, 2017
Projected Starting XI (4-3-3): Evan Bush; Jukka Raitala, Zakaria Diallo, Victor Cabrera, Michael Petrasso; Samuel Piette, Saphir Taider, Shamit Shome; Ignaico Piatti, Matteo Mancosu, Raheem Edwards
Player to Watch: Ignacio Piatti
Ignacio Piatti looks to have another remarkable season in 2018. The versatile winger led Montreal in goals last season with 17, which also landed him tied for sixth in MLS in goals scored along with New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips.
Piatti truly sparks this offense, as he led the Impact in shots with 75. Despite playing on the flank, Montreal still runs the offense through him. When the Union step out onto the pitch this Wednesday, the defense will have to account for Piatti at all times.