CF Montreal Faces Houston Dynamo In Final Playoff Push At Home
With three games left in the regular season and two this week, CF Montreal doesn’t have a lot of time left to make a final push for the playoffs.
“We will be ready and we are up for the challenge,” Hernan Losada said Monday morning at Nutrilait Centre when asked about the big week ahead for the team, who will suit up against the Houston Dynamo tomorrow evening.
“We have reached the end of the season with a very young team and a big opportunity to make the playoffs, so we are very excited to play two crucial home games in front of our fans.”
The Houston Dynamo come into the game on Wednesday sitting in 5th place in the Western Conference while CF Montreal dropped from eigth to ninth spot in the East.
“We want to play a good game and get a good result. It’s a game we need to win and we’ll do everything to try and get the three points.”
The one thing going for CF Montreal is that Houston has almost the same identical road record as Montreal with only two wins on the road this season.
“It will be a tough game. They are a team with a lot of experience. Every opponent is hard to beat because they are all playing for something.”
The media finally had a chance to speak to Romell Quioto for the first time in over two months. He spoke about his return and his future with the club.
“I feel good, but I am not at 100%. I will continue to work to get there,” Quioto responded when asked about his health and how he is feeling after coming back.
“We know we are going through a tough spot with the team, but I am here and if I can help In any way that’s what I will do.”
Quioto spoke about the objective and he is focused on helping his team make the playoffs.
“Our goal is to stay where we are in the standings, but if we can go higher that could be good as well. We need to take advantage of the end of the season.”
Quioto’s contract expires at the end of the campaign and he confirmed to the media no one has reached out yet to discuss a possible extension or new contract.
“I knew you would ask that question, and as of right now no one has approached me yet – but everyone knows how I feel about the club.”
CF Montreal hasn’t been good on the defensive side of things in these past two games and George Campbell was asked to give his assessment of the team’s performance.
“I think it’s stuff that happens over the course of the season,” Campbell responded. “As a team, we need to regroup put our heads together and come out stronger next game.”
While Joel Waterman will return from suspension the team will be missing Gabrielle Corbo due to a suspension for a yellow card accumulation.
“We want to win and it’s that simple and we want to put on a good performance and hopefully get a clean sheet and go towards the playoffs.”