MONTREAL – Back from the international break, CF Montréal suffered a 1-0 loss to Austin FC, Saturday night, at Stade Saputo.
Former Montreal player Maximiliano Urruti scored the only goal of the match in the 67th minute to give the Texans the win.
CF Montréal will next head to Toronto to play its Canadian Championship semifinal fixture on Wednesday at 7pm (91.9 Sports, TSN 690, OneSoccer).
-Midfielder Samuel Piette played his 125th MLS match with the Club.
-Midfielder Matko Miljevic tied a team record for most fouls suffered in a game in MLS (7).
“Of course if we scored tonight, it would not have been the same game. In the second half we built the game well. We needed to score on our chances even if we didn't have many. That's football. When you don't punish, you get punished. It happens often when a team plays with 10 players. But this is a good game to learn from. The players know that losing to a 10-man side at home is not what we want. We had the momentum for a long time but we didn’t create what we wanted to.”
“We are disappointed with the result and the performance. The first half was complicated, and Austin was defending very well. We were lacking some deep runs. Austin was playing with a very high defensive line. We had to stretch their block and we were missing that in our game. When you have an extra man, you obviously dominate the game. But we lacked cohesion in the final third and the killer instinct.”
“We tried to find the spaces. We moved the ball around and crossed to create chances. Unfortunately, we didn't convert them. Austin was playing with 10 men and we were down 1-0. With the pride we have, we wanted to go out and get the win.”