Montreal travels to Texas to take on Houston

CF Montréal will look to keep its unbeaten streak alive this Saturday when it travels to Texas to take on the Houston Dynamo at PNC Stadium, with kick off scheduled for 9pm.

Wilfried Nancy’s men are unbeaten in their last five games with a record of three wins and two draws, including two massive wins on the road against D.C. United and the Columbus Crew SC. It brings their tally of road wins to six on the year, which sets a Club record in MLS for the Montreal side.

“No matter what team is in front of us, we have a style of playing the game,” said midfielder Joaquin Torres. “It’s what we plan on doing against Houston, even if we don’t really know what to expect from them. We will continue to bring out ideas to the forefront like we have since the beginning of the year. The goal is to have another good result on the road.”

Montreal is cementing its spot near the top of the Eastern Conference standings, currently in third place with 40 points, behind just New York City FC in second with 42 points, and the Philadelphia Union in first with 45 points.

Things are a little more difficult in Houston at the moment. Head coach Paulo Nagamura’s men have suffered three consecutive losses coming into the game against Montreal and have lost four of their last five games. They are currently ranked 12th in the Western Conference, just two points above last place.

It won’t be an easy game for the Montreal representatives with all that said, as the club is still looking for its first ever win at PNC Stadium, having gone winless in their first eight games.

“I’m excited to play this game because I enjoy taking on challenges in life,” said head coach Wilfried Nancy. “It will be a good challenge because we’ve never won in Houston. I’ve travelled there many times for games and it’s extremely hard to play there because of the heat. Every time we played in Houston, we started off well but after 10-15 minutes – blackout. The idea now is to put up a good performance and bring points back to Montreal.”

Striker Romell Quioto continued his hot streak last week with a brace against Inter Miami CF, his 10th and 11th goals of the season. The Honduran international became just the fourth player in the Club’s MLS history to score 10 goals or more in an MLS season, alongside Marco Di Vaio, Nacho Piatti and Didier Drogba.

He’s now scored eight goals for Montreal in his last eight starts.

CF Montréal will return home to take on the New England Revolution on Saturday, August 20, at 7:30pm, as the playoff race truly commences. We will also be honouring our former captain Patrice Bernier for his induction into Canada Soccer’s Hall of Fame. You can purchase tickets for that game here.