CF Montreal Looking To Extend Winning Streak Against In-Form FC Cincinatti
On Wednesday night stateside visitors CF Montreal will look to make it five MLS wins in a row on the road in Ohio.
So far, FC Cincinnati has the best record at TQL Stadium, winning all six home games. CF Montreal will look to snap that streak to kickstart its own a two-game road trip.
“We’re approaching this game with a lot of confidence knowing what we’ve achieved in the last few games,” said goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois. “If we continue the work collectively as we did in the last few games, then I think it should go well.”
After a very slow start to the season and a bit of deja vu, CF Montreal has gone from bottom dwellers to one of the hottest teams in the league.
“The road is always complicated in this league,” explained head coach Hernan Losada. “We put a lot more emphasis and energy… on a good, solid structure and a good block with defensive principles. Teams are built from the back to the front and, especially on the road if you have good organization, you always have a chance.”
The home side, FC Cincinnati, is in very good form and is currently tied for first in the East after a major overhaul this past offseason has proven wonders for them.
The players to watch out for are Brandon Vazquez, Brenner, and Luciano Acosta, who all combined for 20 goals last season – not to mention Alvaro Barreal and newly signed Sergio Santos.
“You must respect every opponent without fearing them. We know they haven’t lost a home game, so it’s on us to go down there and change that,” added Sirois. “It’s all about the maturity with which we approach games, especially in the opening moments. During the first 10-15 minutes, home sides try to push and create chances, so if we can weather the storm and set up our game plan then I think it’ll help a lot.”
The turnaround for CF Montreal began when the team acquired Bryce Duke and Ariel Lassiter before seeing the return of Romell Quioto, with the hot form of Mathieu Choiniere all combining as the reasons why the offence has come back to life.
Kickoff is scheduled for Wednesday night at 7:30 pm and the game can be seen on Apple MLS Season Pass.