MONTREAL – CF Montréal advanced to the Canadian Championship final after shutting out Forge FC 3-0 on Wednesday night at Stade Saputo. Sunusi Ibrahim led Montreal’s offence, registering a hat trick (14’, 22’, 49’)
In the semifinals, CF Montréal will face Toronto FC at BMO Field between June 21 and 23.
Montreal will resume its MLS campaign this Saturday when the Club hosts FC Cincinnati at 7:30pm at Stade Saputo (TVA Sports 2, 91.9 Sports, TSN 690).
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GAME NOTES -Ibrahim became the first player in Club history to score a hat trick in a Canadian Championship match. -Matko Miljevic recorded three assists, also a first for a Montreal player in the Canadian Championship. -CF Montréal remains undefeated at Stade Saputo in the Canadian Championship since joining MLS, with a record of 11-0-5.
“I'm happy with the attitude tonight and I'm not surprised. It reinforces the way the players train. They are pushing themselves. And because of that, today we got to see a team that hasn't played often. But in practice they play together a lot. The concepts were there, the attitudes were there. The collective dynamic was very interesting. Even in the difficult moments, they were well controlled by the players.”
“Last season I got more playing time. This year is hard. I have to keep working hard to see if I can get more minutes and improve from last year. I know it is difficult because we have experienced players. I am always learning from players like Kei Kamara. We are playing as a team and together. Hopefully this is just the beginning. I hope the goals will keep coming.”