Who can stop the Blue-White-Black? CF Montreal is now undefeated in its last eight games, with a 2-0 win over the Fire in Chicago on Saturday.
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Wilfried Nancy’s men gave themselves a two-goal cushion before halftime and managed to defend one man short for a half to claim a sixth victory in their last eight games.
The first rank of the Eastern Conference of Major League Soccer, held by the Philadelphia Union with 54 points, now seems oddly attainable for the Montreal eleven. He is five points behind and has a game in hand over the Pennsylvania team.
The Canadian jewel Ismaël Koné was capable of the best and the worst in the duel of the day. He opened the scoring in the 19th minute with a magnificent curling shot from the edge of the penalty area, but was sent off in first-half stoppage time after picking up a second card yellow. However, we could blame referee Michael Radchuk for having had the nervous whistle throughout the meeting.
Honduran Romell Quioto gave his side some leeway by continuing on his impressive run. “El Romantico” threaded the needle on a spectacular free kick to make it 2-0.
Nancy has also continued to alternate its goalkeepers by offering the start to Sebastian Breza. The 24-year-old Ottawan proved his pilot right, stopping each of the Fire’s four attempts on target.
CF Montreal wraps up its road trip on Wednesday when it visits the New York Red Bulls.
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