CF Montreal’s Winning Streak Snapped By FC Cincinnati
The road woes continued for CF Montreal as a slow start led to losing to the best home team in the league.
After five good wins in a row, it all came to a crashing halt on Wednesday night as CF Montreal lost another road game 3-0 to the hottest team at home, FC Cincinnati, who remain unbeaten at TQL Stadium.
An own goal off a set piece in the second minute of the game by Joel Waterman with two more goals off lost battles and timing led to goals by Luciano Acosta and Brandon Vasquez.
“They don’t really change the way that they play,” Lassiter said in his post-match press conference. “We did rotate some guys, but that’s no excuse. We need to take it on the chin and continue.”
Romell Quioto and Matko Miljevic were left out of the lineup, and manager Hernan Losada confirmed they could only take 23 players but hopes Quioto will be able to play Saturday after taking a knock last game.
“When you concede a goal in the first minute it changes the game completely,” said Losada. “Everything is harder. We lost a lot of balls near our six yard box, we took bad risks, and they are a team with a lot of offensive quality – to give gifts like that you’re going to pay.”
I asked Aaron Herrera if he felt like conceding that early goal was a shock to them and put them in a tough spot right at the start of the match.
“It was”, Herrera admitted. “It was the reaction after…we were playing the way they wanted us to, and we were forcing balls into the middle when the majority of space was wide and in behind. We were playing too much in defeat and they took advantage of it.”
CF Montreal will stay in Ohio before traveling to New Jersey to face the New York Redbulls this Saturday night.
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