CF Montreal Wants To Build Momentum With Stiff Test Against New England Revolution
After hanging on to beat the dead horse in TFC, CF Montreal now focusEd its attention on the second-best team in the MLS Eastern Conference: the New England Revolution.
This will be the second meeting between the two clubs in 2023. The first game was at Foxborough in Gillette Stadium, with the home team beating them quite easily.
“That was a bad game”, Losada answered on Thursday morning at the Nutrilait Centre, where the team trains. “It was bad timing for us, they were in good shape. They haven’t played in a while, but it’s a very good team with a lot of experience. They will be a tough opponent.”
The New England Revolution currently sits second in the Eastern Conference but the word is Gustavo Bou and Carles Gill are questionable to play.
“The next game is always the most important to keep the positive flow. You want to reaffirm in front of your home fans. Onext 10 games are like ten finals.”
CF Montreal currently sits in eighth place but is tied in points with the Chicago Fire, who are in ninth, and two points ahead of DC United, who themselves are in tenth in an extremely tight playoff race.
“They are a top team,” said Aaron Herrera when I asked him about what to expect on Saturday night at Saputo Stadium.
“We know the quality they bring and we know what happened last time we played them. It’s a big game for us and we want to make the playoffs.”
CF Montreal is 10-0 when they score first, but funny enough have only one win when they have over 54% of the possession – so it seems the right tactic is to score first and let the opposition have the ball.
“We will be playing at home and we can’t look too much into the previous match. We are a much different team now and we have been preparing, so we will be a lot more prepared.”
Jules Anthony Vilsaint, who created both chances for the two goals scored last Sunday, met the media after picking up a knock on his calf 35 minutes into the game but confirmed he is ok and ready to go.
“I am feeling good,” Vilsaint answered when I asked about an update on the injury he picked up. I also asked him if he feels he is a game-changer.
“I always felt like I was a game changer and I am going to keep having that mentality moving forward,” he answered.
Saturday will also be a big night for Samuel Piette, who will be playing his 150th match with the club.