CF Montreal Mark First Home Loss Of Season To DC United
Last year CF Montreal broke every single team record, but now find themselves 1-6 on the season after a summer the massive changes in personnel and its head coach.
CF Montreal recorded its first home loss to DC United on Saturday night at Saputo Stadium in a game that, at times, was hard to watch in a match that lacked excitement.
Lewis O’Brian scored the only goal of the game less than a minute into the second half which has been a major issue for CF Montreal, as it was the fourth time it happened this year.
“It’s unacceptable,” said Joel Waterman in his post-game press conference when asked about that common trend that the team needs to fix.
“There is no excuse for it. We knew they were going to send Christian Benteke into the box and it’s about the mindset going into the game.”
Head coach Hernan Losada went with a 3-4-3 and started Bryce Duke who was just acquired in a deal on Thursday for Kamal Miller, but he looked solid and has great offensive output.
He had CF Montreal’s first chance of the game in the 38th minute when he was able to get a shot on target, but DC United goalkeeper Tyler Miller made his first save of the contest.
Chinonso Offor had a chance in the box and was taken down and called for a penalty but there was no call and after the game, he confirmed he asked the ref about it but he said there was nothing there.
Mathieu Choiniere also had a great chance on target but again was denied by the keeper and CF Montreal looked like they were lacking chemistry and the ability to finish plays.
Losada was asked about the changes in formation and actually made a change mid-game to a back four and gave his sense of the situation.
“This team is powerful in the air,” Losada said. “The space was open on the outside and we tried to open up the field as much as possible and that’s how we created a few opportunities at the end and there is nothing much else you can do.”
CF Montreal will look to bounce back and will have a short turnaround time as they will face Vaughan Azzuri in the Canadian Championship on Tuesday.
After that game, they will face another tough opponent in the New York Red Bulls on Saturday at Saputo Stadium in two crucial must-win games.