Preview: CF Montreal Head To Philly
CF Montreal will face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at Subaru Park.
The hectic, chaotic, crazy schedule is almost done with one MLS game on Saturday in Philadelphia and a Canadian Championship Final next Wednesday in Vancouver against the Whitecaps.
It hasn’t been easy for CF Montreal as they look to finish a stretch of 11 games in 36 days culminating next Saturday night against Minnesota at Saputo Stadium.
This will be the last game before the international break which comes as a much-needed one for a team that looked like it had zero energy in the tank on Wednesday in DC.
I asked Losada on Thursday morning if he plans to make a lot of rotations in his starting eleven, and he admitted that even he was feeling super tired.
“I am also very tired”, Losada said. “It won’t be normal if there is no fatigue. We have been making changes and rotating every game and will continue to rotate.”
Matko Miljevic was once again, for a third game in a row, left out of the roster. When Losada was asked about it, he said that it was due to the player coming back from injury and, particularly, an operation.
“Matko had an operation and started rehab in Argentina for two months and lost all his stamina and preparation.”
The last time these two teams faced other was at the beginning of the season at Olympic Stadium when CF Montreal came back from a 2-1 deficit and scored two goals late to steal the win.
Joel Waterman was one of the players we got to talk to, and I asked him point-blank how he was feeling physically and mentally.
“Yeah, I’m tired”, Waterman confirmed. “It’s just the nature of the league, playing in competitions. I would rather be playing in a final next week in Vancouver than not, and we’re still not done. We want to close out this road trip on a high.”
Waterman was asked how the team is preparing for a Philadelphia Union team that continues to be a big rival for them.
“A very good team that has found their form recently,” he said of them. “obviously they have very good players up top so we know what we have to do to prepare for a team like that.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30PM Eastern time and can be seen for free on Apple MLS Season Pass.