CF Montreal Looking For Third Straight Win Against Orlando City
CF Montreal will look to win its third consecutive game when they host Orlando City SC on Saturday.
After a brutal start to the MLS season where they went 1-6, things have started to turn for the better and the team has now won three straight games in all competitions.
It all started with a win in the Canadian Championship against Vaughan Azzurri albeit a semi-professional club gave them the momentum and motivation to turn the season around.
The schedule then turned in their favor as they played and beat two similar bad teams the New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City.
“The hard work is starting to pay off and everyone is putting in a great effort,” said Losada. “There’s always pressure when you want to be competitive in the soccer world and that pressure has to be something positive. You are demanded to provide results and that is something I love.”
Mathieu Choiniere, who has now been named two weeks in a row to the MLS team of the week, continues to prove his worth and his value to the team. He gave his sense of the game on Saturday night.
“They’re a good team, but we’re at home and we want to impose ourselves right away, so that will be the key,” “Players are coming back [from injury] and it brings back quality to the group and it brings good vibes.”
The visitors also had a bad start to the year losing three games at home but are undefeated on the road so far. It will be a busy two weeks for CF Montreal who have five games scheduled in that time frame.
There is also good news on the injury front as James Pantemis, Matko Miljevic, Romell Quioto, and Samuel Piette are very close to coming back into the squad.
Bryce Duke and Ariel Lassiter, who were acquired in the deal for Kamal Miller with Inter Miami, are also doing very well in a trade that seems to have sparked a resurgence.
“It’s good to have a bunch of creative players back, it’s a problem for the coach but a good problem,” said Duke. “If one player’s tired, you have another creative player that comes off the bench and is ready to play.”
“It also builds that kind of competition in training and just makes everyone better.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 pm and the game can be seen on MLS Season Pass, TSN, and RDS.