CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – Undefeated in its eighth straight regular season match (6-0-2), CF Montréal (6-3-2) collected its third road win of the season by shutting out Charlotte FC (4-7-1) 2-0 Saturday night at Bank of America Stadium.
CF Montréal set a new MLS Club record with five consecutive unbeaten road games (3-0-2) and moved into first place in the Eastern Conference with 20 points in 11 games.
Djordje Mihailovic scored the game-winning goal in the 45th minute with his sixth goal of the season and 10th with the Club. Alistair Johnston then doubled the Montreal lead in the 67th minute with his first goal with the Club.
Montreal was playing the first of three games in nine days. Wilfried Nancy's team will be in Nashville this Wednesday at 8:30pm (TVA Sports, 91.9 Sports, TSN 690) and will return to Stade Saputo on Sunday, May 22 at 4pm against Real Salt Lake.
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-Prior to tonight's game, Charlotte had won four of its five home games this season.
-Sebastian Breza and CF Montréal registered their first clean sheet this season.
-Mihailovic scored in back-to-back games for the first time in his MLS career.
-Johnston earned his 50th MLS start, while Lassi Lappalainen played in his 50th game with CF Montréal.
-Kei Kamara had an assist on Johnston's goal, the 49th of his MLS career.
“I'm very happy with what the guys did tonight. It wasn't easy on an artificial field and in a stadium with a great atmosphere. We faced a good team with some interesting tactics. I'm happy because this clean sheet is good for the team. Today we continued to do good things. We are on a good run and the credit goes to the players. There is a confidence building since last year and the players are enjoying executing the game plans.”