Head coach Marco Schällibaum has opted for Andrea Pisanu and Sanna Nyassi on the flanks in midfield. Italian defender Alessandro Nesta is back in central defence after serving a one-game suspension, while Daniele Paponi will make his second start in MLS alongside Marco Di Vaio up front.
MTL - Perkins; Brovsky, Ferrari, Nesta, Camara; Pisanu, Bernier (C), Felipe, Nyassi; Paponi, Di Vaio
Subs: Bush, Iapichino, Lefèvre, Warner, Smith, Romero, Wenger
HOU - To be confirmed