CF Montréal in Washington this Saturday


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Back from the first international break of the year and having benefitted from a prolonged stay in Montreal to train, CF Montréal will hit the road once more to visit D.C. United this Saturday at 7:30pm EDT at Audi Field (MLS Season Pass, RDS, TSN, BPM Sports, CJAD 800).

After suffering their first defeat of the season against Chicago Fire FC on March 16, the Montrealers will be aiming for a third road win in five games. It would also be the 150th victory in the franchise's MLS history. In 401 MLS matches since 2012, the Bleu-blanc-noir holds a 149-173-79 record with 562 goals scored and 622 conceded.

CF Montréal will arrive in Washington, D.C. with a 3-5-5 away record against their opponent. When the clubs last met in July, D.C. United came out on top 1-0 in the group phase of the Leagues Cup at Stade Saputo.

Unlike the Montrealers, D.C. United was in action during the international break, playing out a 2-2 draw at St. Louis CITY SC on March 23. Ted Ku-DiPietro and Christian Benteke scored for the visitors.

In addition, head coach Laurent Courtois will be able to count on the return of his international players who are back from their respective national teams. Mathieu Choinière, Samuel Piette, Jonathan Sirois and Joel Waterman were with Canada. The team won its Concacaf Nations League play-in match 2-0 against Trinidad and Tobago to advance to the 2024 Copa América.

Midfielder Ariel Lassiter will also be back after a spell with Costa Rica. Los Ticos also earned their ticket to the prestigious South American tournament with a 3-1 win over Honduras.