CF Montreal Finish Long Stretch With Dominant Win Against Minnesota
CF Montreal entered the two-week international break on a high after routing Minnesota.
The mystery continues to baffle the media on how CF Montreal has only lost one game at home and won only one game on the road so far this season.
Saturday night in front of 17,030 fans in attendance, while also sporting their new blue kits, CF Montreal dominated Minnesota United en route to a 4-0 drubbing.
“It wasn’t an easy game”, Losada said despite the scoreline. “We lost in a final on Wednesday and it was a mental slap in the face, and hats off to the group for the way we reacted in front of our fans.”
Mason Toye, who was playing his third game since coming back from knee surgery, scored two goals, while Zachary Brault-Guillard and Rudy Camacho also scored.
I asked Losada how pleased he was with Toye’s performance tonight scoring a brace.
“He worked hard to come back from his injury and we built up his minutes and his fitness progressively. He still has to improve, especially coming back from knee surgery. He worked on his rehab and he deserved his chance. He makes his impact.”
CF Montreal got off to a very quick start and in the seventh minute of the game, Toye opened the scoring with a solid run and managed to chip the ball over the head of the Minnesota keeper Dayne St Clair.
“I just approached it like any other game”, said Toye. “I just tried to do my best and work hard and I was lucky enough to get a couple of goals”.
Six minutes later Zachary Brault-Guillard doubled Montreal’s lead as Gabrielle Corbo made a brilliant cross aerial pass to him and he managed to power a shot past St Claire.
“On every action we were dangerous”, Brault Guillard said. “We capitalized on our chances tonight and we had trouble with that on the road and somehow at home we are one of the best teams.”
Once again Jonathan Sirois came up huge earning another clean sheet and making big saves when asked upon and he made his first one in the 52nd minute on Franco Frangapane.
Five minutes later Toye scored his second of the night when Ariel Lassiter got a shot on target and he was able to pick up the loose rebound and put it into the back of the net.
“Football is a weird sport”, Toye mentioned. “There’s a lot of ebb and flow and ups and downs. For some reason at home we are unbelievable and away we haven’t figured it out”.
Rudy Camacho put the game away in the 76th minute off a corner kick from Bryce Duke and was able to head the ball into the corner of the net to make it 4-0.
CF Montreal will now have 11 days off before returning to Saputo Stadium to face Nashville SC on June 21st.