CF Montreal Snaps Winless Streak To Beat Charlotte FC
It feels like a big weight has been lifted after CF Montreal finally managed to snap a four-game winless and scoreless streak on Saturday night a against Charlotte FC, at home at Stade Saputo.
New addition Kwadwo Opoku scored his first goal for CF Montreal while Chinonso Offor scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season.
“We are happy for the three points and the goals,” Losada said in his opening statement. “We also played a good first half and we deserved to score those goals.”
Opuko opened the scoring in the 29th minute when a cross from Bryce Duke bounced off the Charlotte keeper Kristijan Kahlina to him and he managed to put the loose rebound into the net.
“It was a complete performance. It was very important for us to get the win tonight, we wanted to do it for our loyal fans who deserved it as well.”
There was even a point where fans put up huge arrows pointing at the net and the media asked Losada about it.
“I saw them – it lasted ten minutes and then once we scored they put them away.”
Two minutes after Opuko opened the scoring, Joel Waterman was just outside his keeper’s box and made a long aerial pass to Chinonso Offor, who was able to beat Kahlina as he attempted to come out of his net.
“I feel like we progressed a lot since the beginning of the season: once again another clean sheet for Jonathan Sirois, and hard work from the team.”
I asked Losada what he thought of Opoku scoring his first goal with the club in his first game at home.
“I was very pleased. Every time a new player comes and scores, it’s a relief. It’s good for his confidence, he’s a great addition and impact in the locker room and I hope he can keep scoring.”
Samuel Piette spoke about playing his first game in Montreal at home this year after coming back from his injury.
“It went really well and it amplifies the moment, being my first game in Montreal. It feels good to be back on the pitch here in front of the fans and to feel supported, it helped us a lot.”
Piette was asked what the difference was tonight to win the game in convincing fashion.
“I feel like with the offensive players we have , to find space, I think when our offense is clicking we are possessing the ball more and we were way better than Wednesday night in Chicago.”
CF Montreal will now have seven days to prepare for the Leagues Cup, which for them begins at home on Saturday, July 22 when they will host Pumas UNAM in their opening game.
Before that Mathieu Choiniere will fly to DC to play at the MLS All-Star game against Arsenal on Wednesday, July 19th.
Header Image Photo Credit: CF Montreal