MONTREAL – CF Montréal lost 2-1 on Sunday afternoon to Real Salt Lake at Stade Saputo.

Djordje Mihailoivic opened the scoring with the third fastest goal in the Club's MLS history, 43 seconds from the opening whistle. However, the visitors responded twice without reply in the second half via Justen Glad (54') and Sergio Cordova (66').

CF Montréal will begin the defense of its Canadian Championship title at Stade Saputo this Wednesday against Forge FC at 7pm (, TSN 690, OneSoccer) before resuming its MLS campaign on Saturday, May 28 at 7:30pm against FC Cincinnati at home (TVA Sports 2, 91.9 Sports, TSN 690).



-Mihailovic scored his seventh goal of the season. It was his 11th goal with the Club and his 18th in MLS.


“I didn't like the first few minutes. It's not like us to give up the ball like that. In the second half, we took two goals in a row and we weren’t decisive. We can do much better. Our approach to the game lacked patience. We had trouble closing the lines in midfield and we didn't press. The best way to defend is by keeping the ball. Salt Lake had several chances to break the lines. In the first half, we weren't good with our defensive positioning.”


“It's disappointing to lose this game. We didn't do what we needed to and we were punished. We were impatient with the ball at times. We scored early but we didn't keep playing. We'll have to rectify that. We're going to try to look at the match later with a clear head this week and do better in the next game.


“It's a tough result. We wanted to do better at home. We faced a good team and we tried to play our style. We had to manage the tempo. We knew that if we made them run, we would have created more space to play.”