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MONTREAL -- So much for all the excitement over the Montreal Impacts mid-season signings -- both Hernan Bernardello and Adran Lopez ended up on the injured list this week. Bernardello, the gritty Argentine who looked to have settled the teams midfield in his four appearances, will be out four to six weeks with a sprained left ankle after taking a knock in a 0-0 tie in Philadelphia last Saturday. And Lopez, a defender who had seen action in only one CONCACAF Champions League match, will be out at least six months with a right knee injury suffered during practice on Tuesday. Add to that the absence of midfielder Andres Romero on a brief paternity leave and the Impact will be shorthanded when they go on the road to face the New England Revolution on Sunday night. "Thats part of the sport and we cant spend all day crying about it," Montreal coach Marco Schallibaum said this week. "Now we have to find a solution." The Impact (12-7-6) go into the weekend in a three-way tie for first place in the MLS Eastern Conference, with two games in hand each on the New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City. The Revolution (10-9-7) are in fifth spot. The loss of Bernardello, the teams second designated player after striker Marco Di Vaio, and Spanish central defender Lopez leaves them with essentially the same team as before the signings. That outfit had been good enough to put them safely in playoff position, but it reduces Montreals depth heading into a busy month of league and CONCACAF action. The toughest loss is Bernardello, who had become a key piece alongside veteran Patrice Bernier at the back of the midfield, both in shoring up the defence and moving the ball forward. "Its a pain for him too because he was doing well," said Montreal left back Hassoun Camara. "He brought a lot of stability to the midfield. But we have to work with the players we have." Schallibaum tried out different players and formations in practice this week to make up for Bernardello and Romero, who had become a regular starter on the left side in recent games. Romero returned to Argentina, where his wife was due to give birth, and is expected back on Monday. Collen Warner may move into Bernardellos spot, while Davy Arnaud should be back in the starting 11, possibly in the middle. Sanna Nyassi is another strong candidate, particularly in Romeros spot on the left side. "I feel bad for those two guys, to come into a new group and both get hurt in the same week," said Arnaud. "Its unfortunate, but things happen during a season and we have to continue moving forward." Arnaud got bumped from the lineup when Bernardello moved in and has been used off the bench in recent games. It was the first time since the team captain was acquired last year for the teams MLS expansion season that the 33-year-old has been used through a stretch of games as a substitute. "Its not easy." said Arnaud. "I want to be on the field every minute of every game. "Thats my mentality and thats who I am. That wont change. But then again, we won a game 5-0 against Houston and you cant expect too many changes after a result like that. "But I continue to do the things I do. Ill be back on the field soon enough. You respect the coachs decisions all the time, but it doesnt mean I dont want to be out there." While Lopez will not return until sometime in 2014, Bernardello hopes to be back before the end of the regular season. "At the time, I didnt think it was that bad," Bernardello said of the injury. "I tried to keep playing, but I couldnt. "I was feeling good after nearly a month with the team, so its really too bad. But theres no choice but to recover and get back in. Theyre saying four to six weeks, but me, I think I can come back earlier. I hope so, anyway." Fate has not fixed itself totally against the Impact, however. For one, they will play on a grass field, just like at home. The Revolution normally play on an artificial surface, but grass has been laid down at Gillette Stadium, mainly for a Brazil-Portugal friendly on Sept. 10. That will be a relief for defender Alessandro Nesta, who has played through a nagging groin problem. They will also have Schallibaum back after serving a two-game suspension, his fourth ban of the year, for losing his temper on the sideline against Houston. Assistant coach Mauro Biello went 1-0-1 as interim head coach. "He brings a lot of passion to the game at the sideline and as a player you feed off that," Arnaud said of Schallibaum. "Hes into the game. "The players dont have any problem with the things that have happened, to be honest, because a lot of times hes reacting to protect the players. You appreciate that." The Impact are 3-6-3 on the road this season, but they won in New England in 2012. 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Obviously the new stadium has got off to an inauspicious start and its going to need quite a bit of recovering but I do believe theyve got an excellent track and facility. It will recover eventually and that will help them. Although, theyve got no home track advantage for the first half of the season so that goes against them a little bit. Max Fricke (Blue) could be key to the Aces season Coventry BeesI think a lot of people will point to Krzysztof Kasprzak as being a key rider for them. If its the Kasprzak of last years GP then theyre in trouble. If its the Kasprzak that we know, and we know what he is capable of, then theyre competitive. Jason Garrity is the Max Fricke of this team and is probably under pressure to maintain his progression. Kacper Woryna will need time to find his feet and they do need him to hit some sort of form to be a top side, so he and Garrity may come under pressure to perform. Krzysztof Kasprzak is the key man for the Bees Kings Lynn StarsTheir side came together late which may go against some of their riders preparations but they will go into the season buoyed by the fact that Rory Schlein has come back stronger than most people would have given him credit for, so that is good for their morale.They look slightly stronger with Niels-Kristian Iversen and it remains to be seen how that pans out with Troy Batchelor and the time he needs to recover from injury. Its a bit of an odd start, starting not necessarily with the team theyll be able to use for the whole season. Schlein is the big positive for them.Robert Lambert says he is ready to step up and find the consistency to make himself a genuine heat leader, if he does, theyre strong. Kai Huckenbeck has potential but has no British experience so you can expect the start of the season to be tricky for him - he is capable of turning in some good performances, he is a good performer on the continent. Schlein has returned strongly from injury Lakeside HammersLakeside have two suspects in Robert Mear and Lewis Bridger. Nobody knows what is going to happen; if theyre fully committed and nobody knows if they are. We wont know until they get going, so I think those two are question marks.Performing at their best, then Lakeside are competitive, but with Mear and Bridger not performing at their best then theyre weak. Home form is always key for Lakeside and they have to build a side that is going to be comfortable at home because its a fairly unique track. In theory they have done that, so the home form should be OK although it has deserted them the last couple of years.A lot has been said that Andreas Jonsson is riding over here for the right reasons, which bodes well because he is a class rider but their season hinges on Mear and Bridger. Lewis Bridger is back in the sport Leicester LionsI dont think this is the year Leicester make an impact because they are just not good enough. They dont have riders that are comfortable on all of the British tracks. They lack genuine heat leader quality, people that will consistently bang in double figure scores. Sebastian Ulamek is a good rider but he haas never been consistent over here and I cant see him being a clear leader or anyone else.dddddddddddd They lack any clear firepower although they do have strength in depth. Sebastian Ulamek is back in the Elite League Poole PiratesSigning Krzysztof Buczkowski as a non-heat leader, which then allowed them to sign the other three heat leaders (Chris Holder, Davey Watt, Hans Andersen) has given them a huge advantage. Buczkowski is a good rider and is exciting to watch which will be the difference between them and everybody else in the league.Poole have got the strongest reserve pairing if Adam Ellis and Kyle Newman are on form. So to have the strongest reserve pairing and four heat leaders, youd be a fool not to put them top! Adam Ellis could fulfill potential in 2016 Swindon RobinsThe Australian feel at Swindon could work as they tend to react well to each other. Again they seem to lack heat leaders, its a job to see who the second and third heat leaders are in their team. If the competition to fill those berths spurs them on then they look quite good, but if it doesnt then they lack back-up for Jason Doyle at the top. They need good competition in their team to spur a couple of them on to become genuinely consistent heat leaders. Does Jason Doyle lack back up for the Robins? Wolverhampton WolvesWolves needed some wholesale change for the fans sake really - mix it up and try something new. Its very much going to depend on Freddie Lindgren leading them. If he fails to do that then they dont have that No 1 that every team needs to rely on. Joonas Kylmakorpi is a bit of an odd one because consistency lets him down, but he can be a No 1 in this league. Hes proven on so many occasions that he can be a world beater so you need them to find top performances to lead that side. Its a bit of a hit-and-miss side, they are all capable but not on a consistent basis. Joonas Kylmakorpi can be a world beater on his day Man to watch: Because Im a Brit I will say Robert Lambert. Hes going to make a big difference to Kings Lynn if he can be a consistent heat leader. Robert Lambert showed what he is capable of last season for Kings Lynn Youngster to watch: Other than Robert, Brady Kurtz is the one to watch because he wont look at a programme and be fazed by any names.Prediction:1. Poole (champions)2. Belle Vue3. Kings Lynn4. Coventry5. Swindon6. Lakeside7. Wolverhampton8. 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