MONTREAL – In its third game in 10 days, CF Montréal recorded its 17th win of the season on Tuesday night, winning 3-2 over the Chicago Fire under heavy rain at Stade Saputo. Montreal moves up to 56 points in the East with three games left in the season.

Montreal also secured its first playoff game at home, finishing among the top four teams in the conference.

A brace from Kei Kamara gave the Montrealers the lead (21', 29'), then the teams exchanged two quick goals via Xherdan Shaqiri (39', penalty) and Zachary Brault-Guillard (44'). In the second half, the Fire were the only club to find the back of the net thanks to a second penalty from the Swiss international (57').

Montreal’s next match will be on the road Saturday against the New England Revolution at 7:30pm (TVA Sports, BPM Sports, TSN 690).


-CF Montreal is 8-1-3 in its last 12 games.
-Kamara scored his seventh and eighth goals of the season. He now has 138 career goals.
-Chicago becomes the club against which the forward has scored the most career goals (12 goals).
-Brault-Guillard scored his fourth goal and second in as many games. He set a new Club record for the number of goals scored in a season by a Montreal defender.


“We had to win this game. There were some good offensive and defensive sequences. But I want us to have a little more control in these types of games. That's the next step for us. The rotations were planned tonight. I would have liked to have been a little more relaxed at the end of the game. We caused ourselves some problems and could have handled it better. But I like to challenge the players when we win and right now, I have a few to give on how we conceded our goals”


“Last game against Chicago left a bitter taste in my mouth as I couldn’t finish the match and I had started off so well. So, I definitely had a little bit of revenge on my mind. It was good for the team to win tonight. My teammates continue to make me feel comfortable and confident on the field.”


“The toughest part of tonight’s match was coming from our last game and knowing what position we were in. Usually, it is hard to come back from an emotional match like that and remain focused. But if anyone had to do that, it was me who has been through rollercoasters of emotions before. My job is to score goals and I’ll always do that. But to be able to work with my teammates is what I’m prouder of.”