CF Montreal Suffers Second Straight Road Loss To New York Red Bulls
The road woes continue for CF Montreal as they were beaten by the New York Red Bulls 2-1 at Redbull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey thanks to goals by Andres Reye and Cory Burke.
Joel Waterman got the lone goal for the visitors in a game where it seemed they got dominated from start to finish.
“It’s a difficult game, it’s tight with a lot of duels and the entire game was like that,” said Losada answering the first question in French after mentioning that it was too negative.
“I don’t want to say we lack energy or effort and we gave them soo many chances, especially on both goals and it starts with errors on our end.”
The game started with the home side putting immense pressure on CF Montreal. Most of the first half was spent in their own end fighting off the pressure.
In the 21st minute, the Red Bulls got the first shot on target of the match as Wilkeman Carmona powered a shot on goal, but it was denied by the Montreal keeper Jonathan Sirois.
Two minutes later Reyes opened the scoring off a corner as he was able to get the ball in the box and was able to kick the ball into the net for the 1-0 lead.
In the 29th minute, CF Montreal fought back and levelled the game at one as Bryce Duke off a free kick managed to get the ball to the head of George Campbell who managed to get it to Joel Waterman, who managed to beat Carlos Coronel.
In the 38th minute, the Red Bulls regained the lead as Cory Burke was able to beat Sirois but on the initial play, the goal was reversed due to the play being offside.
The VAR decided to have another look and upon a lengthy review they asked the referee Drew Fischer to have a look at the monitor, who – after a quick check – awarded the goal.
That turned out to be the game-winner and after the game, I asked Campbell about the team’s road woes and the difficulty as opposed to playing at home.
“That’s the way it happens sometimes”, said Campbell. “The opponents on the road have been tougher, and the ones at home have not been so tough or we have the crowd behind us that might give us that extra boost and we have to be better every game.”
CF Montreal has another busy week ahead with the Canadian Championship on Wednesday night as they will host Forge FC before hosting Inter Miami on Saturday at Saputo Stadium.