CF Montreal Looking To Keep Momentum Against New York Red Bulls
It’s been a busy week for CF Montreal and after advancing in the Canadian Championship on Tuesday night against Vaughan they face the New York Redbulls.
The visitors are in 12th place, while Montreal only have one win and have been through some difficult times as well. NYRB will be without a critical attacker, as one of their Brazilian designated players has been suspended for six games for using a racial slur during a game last week.
The opposing coach asked for him to be subbed off which didn’t happen, and it got to the point where the fans left the stadium in protest and the player was suspended after confessing to the act.
In regards to playing style, the Red Bulls play a very similar formation to what CF Montreal deploy and they also struggle offensively but don’t give up a lot of goals.
Head coach Hernan Losada, Ariel Lassiter, and Rudy Camacho met the media on Thursday to talk about the game over a Zoom call.
First up was Ariel Lassiter, who seemed to fit in nicely with his new club and made an amazing pass on Tuesday night to Sunusi Ibrahim for the second goal of the game.
“I’ve played here many times before,” Lassiter said. “I’ve always liked the city and especially the training facility and I am both super happy and excited to get started.”
Next up was Rudy Camacho, who was put in a tough spot and mentioned that the team was desperate for help. He took the time to come out and clear the air.
“We need to win,” Camacho said. “We need to play well to be consistent and we need to find all the ingredients to win Saturday and a win is super important and we need to find solutions and we are looking.”
Finally, we got to hear from Losada, who is hoping the team can continue to ride the momentum from the win on Tuesday night into Saturday night.
“The 25 shots at the net and the number of chances we had, ” said Losada when asked about what he would like to see from Tuesday night on Saturday against New York.
“It’s a completely different game with an opponent that is at a higher level and we know the quality the Red Bulls have and they are a team with a style that is very clear with lots of pressure and it won’t be easy and it won’t be like the game on Tuesday night”.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm at Saputo Stadium on Saturday night and can be seen on Apple TV MLS Season Pass.