Montréal — CF Montréal is back in the line of victory after defeating Charlotte FC 2-1 at Saputo Stadium on Saturday night to take second place at the Eastern Conference in Major League Soccer.
Romell Quioto and Mathieu Choinière scored in Montreal (8-6-2), and Gusman Corusio was Charlotte (6-9-2)’s only goal scorer.
Montreal has incredibly strengthened the habit of starting games at home, and this is no exception, dominating the ball and constantly pushing Charlotte back.
Montreal took only 7 minutes to break the deadlock. The first shot from Kioto found the lower right corner and gave the host a lead.
Charlotte took only three minutes to respond when a defensive accident led to a simple tap-in from a few feet away for Korho.
The other side of the habit was that, following their strong start, they took their feet off the gas and caused the opposite pressure. Charlotte ran out of clocks in the first half and looked happy, so there was no difference in this game either.
After the reboot, Montreal seems to have found the tempo again. Two minutes after half-time, Kioto found Choiniere in space and shot a perfect shot in the opposite corner.
When Charlotte kept pushing the equalizer, their best chance was 7 minutes left. Karol Swiderski had two point blank shots. One was preserved by Sebastian Breza and the other was fired above the bar.
For Montreal fans, three points weren’t the only reason for the celebration when they saw Mason Toye, who had been absent from a series of injuries over the past decade, returned.
Both teams are scheduled for a mid-week match as Montreal will visit Seattle on June 29th to play against the Sounders. Charlotte will return to Bank of America Stadium to host Austin FC on June 30th.
Montreal visits Charlotte and returns to MLS victory column
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