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Rhinos Host FC Montreal in Teams' Third Meeting

Rochester has already trekked up to Quebec twice this season and on Saturday night the team will host FC Montreal. This is the third of four meetings between the two clubs and, despite the young Canadian side's record, Bob Lilley is wary of the challenge posed.

Earlier in the week Rochester head coach Bob Lilley told me that the team is struggling to deal with an extensive injury bug at the moment. "We'll not have 11 healthy bodies," he said. The coaching staff will have to get creative to minimize the risk to players who aren't fully fit and the team will rely on a few fringe players stepping up against FC Montreal.

With regard to Montreal, Lilley said, "They were much better the second time around." He praised the young Quebecers' recent performances against Charleston and NYRB and won't be taking this game lightly.

Even though it might "be a chore to find a starting 11," Rochester Rhinos head coach Bob Lilley is confident that his side can get a result at home on Saturday night. After the game against FC Montreal, the team won't play again for 13 days, which will be crucial in allowing players to regain fitness.

Rochester Rhinos starting lineup:
Adam Grinwis;
Onua Obasi, Grant van de Casteele, Julian Ringhof, Pat McMahon;
Marcos Ugarte, Tony Walls, Sean Totsch, Drew Ruggles;
Christian Volesky, Duba

Rochester bench: Brandon Miller, Vassilis Apostolopoulos, Johnny Mendoza, Mike Garzi, Kenardo Forbes, Colin Rolfe, Asani Samuels

FC Montreal starting lineup:
Maxime Crepeau;
Zachary Sukunda, Chakib Hocine, Mele Temguia, John Dinkota;
Jeremy, Gagnon-Lapare, Marco Dominguez, Philippe Lincourt-Joseph;
Frederic Lajoie-Gravelle, Fabio Morelli, Allessandro Riggi

Montreal bench: Luca Leone, Mitch Bringolf, Franck Zoue, Zakaria Messoudi, Victor NDiaye, Musta Kachar, Emad Hounche