Montreal takes on Texan side for very first time

The international break is officially over, and CF Montréal is back at Stade Saputo to take on Austin FC, this Saturday at 7:30pm. Take advantage of our special Father’s Day offer and purchase four tickets for the price of three here.

With F1 weekend celebrations in full swing in Montreal this weekend, we wanted to join the fun! F1 arcade games will be available in the Soccer Celebration Zone under sections 113 to 116, and you can play the official F1 video game in the eSports container presented by BMO.

This marks our first ever game against Austin FC, who joined MLS for their first season in 2021. After 14 games played, there’s really not much separating the two sides. Both Montreal and Austin have seven wins thus far, with just one point separating them in the overall standings.

With 28 goals apiece, only LAFC has scored more goals than these two sides.

“They’re a good team that plays good football,” said head coach Wilfried Nancy. “They’ve invested in two or three really good players, but other than that, collectively, they play well. They like to keep possession and that’s how they cause problems. Their head coach is doing good work, but like every team, they have their weaknesses.”

A busy end of June is on the horizon for head coach Wilfried Nancy’s men, as the team gets set to play four games in the space of 12 days, including a tilt against Toronto FC in the semi-finals of this year’s Canadian Championship.

Montreal had managed a 4-3 win against FC Cincinnati in its last outing before the international break and will look to continue that form this weekend against the Texan side.

“They’re a solid team. It’s the first time I’m taking on Austin in my career,” said centre-back Joel Waterman. “They’re doing well this year and they have some really good players moving forward. We’re around the same place in the standings as well. They like to play possession football, which we like to play too, so it should be a really good game.”

Centre-back Kamal Miller, on his end, suffered an injury with the national team, and will miss this weekend’s game against Austin. Lassi Lappalainen, on his end, won’t be available as he is still under Covid protocol. Mason Toye, on his end, is close to returning to action.

Montreal will be back at Stade Saputo on Saturday, June 25, at 7:30pm, to take on Charlotte FC for a second time this season. Tickets for the game are available here.