Friday, March 6, 2015

Looking at the Lineups

Last week we analyzed the Leg 1 Starting XIs for DC United and Montreal in their Champions League fixtures. Here's a look at how they lined up for Leg 2.


GK - Evan Bush (USA) - 13 starts in 2014 (2-6-5), 3 shutouts
D - Bakary Soumaré (Mali) - 1st season w/ Montreal, 106 career MLS starts, 12 CAPs for Mali
D - Donny Toia (USA) - 1st season w/ Montreal, 24 starts for Chivas USA in 2014
D - Laurent Ciman (Belgium) - 1st season w/ Montreal, 9 CAPs for Belgium
D - Victor Cabrera (Argentina) - 1st season w/ Montreal, on loan from River Plate
M - Dilly Duka (USA) - split 2014 w/ Montreal and Chicago, 3 goals in 14 games for Impact in 2014
M - Ignacio Piatti (Argentina) - 4 goals in 6 games for Impact in 2014, Designated Player
M - Justin Mapp (USA) - 298 career MLS apps, 20 starts for Impact in 2014, 8 CAPs for USA
M - Marco Donadel (Italy) - 1st season w/ Montreal, Over 200 Apps in Serie A
M - Nigel Reo-Coker (England) - 1st season w/ Montreal, split 2014 w/ Vancouver and Chivas USA
F - Dominic Oduro (Ghana) - 1st season w/ Montreal, 48 goals in 252 MLS Apps, 1 CAP for Ghana

Notes: Montreal trotted out the identical Starting XI that they used in Leg 1. They brought the same batch of substitutes with them as well: Hassoun Camara, Maxim Tissot, Calum Mallace, Patrice Bernier, Cameron Porter, Jack McInerney and Kristian Nicht... Subtitutes Cameron Porter and Calum Mallace combined for Montreal's stoppage time equalizer... Marco Donadel and Dominic Oduro were subbed out in both Legs while the third substitute was used on Victor Cabrera in Leg 1 and Nigel Reo-Coker in Leg 2.

DC United

GK - Bill Hamid (USA) - 30 starts in 2014 (14-9-7), 10 shutouts, 110 saves
D - Bobby Boswell (USA) - Team Captain, 34 starts for DC United in 2014, 3 CAPs for USA
D - Sean Franklin (USA) - 28 starts for DC United in 2014, 1 CAP for USA
D - Steve Birnbaum (USA) - 21 starts as a rookie for DC United in 2014, 1 CAP for USA
D - Chris Korb (USA) - 15 starts for DC United in 2014, 30 starts in 2013
M - Davy Arnaud (USA) - 30 starts for DC United in 2014, 7 CAPs and 1 goal for USA
M- Nick DeLeon (USA) - 31 starts for DC United in 2014, 2 goals, 5 assists
M - Perry Kitchen (USA) - 31 starts for DC United in 2014, 5 goals, 4 assists, 1 CAP for USA
M - Chris Pontius (USA) - Limited to 6 games and 3 starts for DC United in 2014, 28 career goals
F - Fabián Espíndola (Argentina) - Career-highs w/ 11 goals and 9 assists for DC United in 2014
F - Jairo Arrieta (Costa Rica) - 1st season w/ DC, 5 goals for Columbus in 2014, 15 Caps for CR

Notes: Bill Hamid returned to the DC starting lineup replacing Andrew Dykstra for Leg 2 while Chris Korb replaced Taylor Kemp and Jairo Arrieta replaced Chris Rolfe... Arrieta appeared in Leg 1 as a substitute... Michael Farfan appeared as a substitute in both legs... Conor Doyle and Chris Rolfe both came off the DC bench in the second half... Goals were scored by Arrieta and Espindola... Backup Keeper Travis Worra and midfielder Jared Jeffrey were replaced on the active roster by Hamid and Doyle for the second leg.

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