MONTREAL – Undefeated now in a seventh straight game, CF Montréal triumphed over Orlando City SC 4-1 on Saturday at Stade Saputo. Montreal took an initial 2-0 lead with goals from Joel Waterman (21') and Djordje Mihailovic (52'), before João Moutinho reduced the deficit for the visitors (72'). Joaquin Torres (81') and Zachary Brault-Guillard (84') added two more goals for Montreal in the second half.
CF Montréal will play its next road game on Saturday at 7pm against expansion club Charlotte FC at Bank of America Stadium (TVA Sports, TSN, 91.9 Sports, TSN 690).
-In addition to achieving a new Club record at seven matches undefeated, CF Montréal also preserved a perfect record at Stade Saputo this season with three wins.
-Defender Joel Waterman scored his first career goal with CF Montréal. He will also be suspended next match due to yellow card accumulation.
-Midfielder Djordje Mihailovic reached a new career best with his fifth goal of the season.
-Midfielder Joaquin Torres netted his third goal of the season, scoring in back-to-back matches.
-Midfielder Samuel Piette earned his first start of the season. It was his 120th MLS match with the Club.
“The guys put in a good performance. I'm pleased. We had to remain calm after the goal we conceded. But the players are progressing. I feel it and I see it in training. They are proving they are capable of handling many different situations. We are in good form right now and we will enjoy it but we have an important game against Charlotte next week too.”
“It felt great to get back on the pitch. I've known Samuel [Piette] for a long time so it was easy to play together. We trained together during the week. It was good to be back in the midfield. I found my bearings as the game progressed. The chemistry in the team is excellent right now. We work hard in training. It's a continuation of last year.”
“Everyone is getting on the board right now. You can see different people scoring and we are doing it at the right moments. With Champions League at the start of the season, it was hard. But now we’re getting a flow. The locker room is strong. But it is still early in the season, and we want more from this team. Today was a special day. We make sure we stay calm regardless of what happens in a match.”