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Di Vaio nearing a return for Impact; Argentine DP not far behind?

May 22, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

MLS Toronto FC Impact Soccer AP

Nearly a month has passed since Marco Di Vaio last played for the Montreal Impact, and it feels like even longer since his red-hot start to the season.

Di Vaio scored a goal in a season-debut tie against Philadelphia, ripping off nine shots. He followed it up with an 11-attempt tie against New York.

But a hamstring tweak sidelined the 37-year-old Italian striker after playing 78 minutes against Philadelphia on April 26.

And now it seems he’s that much closer to seeing what his partnership with recently-acquired forward Jack McInerney can become.

From MLSSoccer.com:

“Yes, I think I’m ready to go,” Di Vaio told reporters in French on Wednesday. “I trained yesterday, alone at first and then with the team, and today I took part in the whole session. I feel good after the injury. I can go.”

Di Vaio is in a long line of wounded Impact players, and Matteo Ferrari will not be back nor will Eric Miller and Adrian Lopez. The report says Nelson Rivas could be back.

And there could be reinforcements coming, according to MLSSoccer.com as well. Argentine midfielder Ignacio Piatti may very well complete a move to Montreal, a move that has been in the works since at least March.

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