Looking to extend unbeaten streak to nine games in Music City

CF Montréal travels to Tennessee this Wednesday night to take on Nashville SC in their brand-new stadium, Geodis Park, at 8:30pm (TVA Sports, 91.9 Sports, TSN 690).

Montréal is the hottest team in the league at the moment. Head coach Wilfried Nancy’s men are unbeaten in nine games through all competitions, including six wins. It’s a streak that’s allowed the Quebec representatives to climb atop the Eastern Conference standings into first.

Their unbeaten streak has broken a few Club records along the way, including most consecutive games unbeaten in MLS (7) and most consecutive games unbeaten on the road (5). The Club is coming off its most recent win, a 2-0 victory over Charlotte on the road last Saturday.

“We don’t really like to look at the standings,” said midfielder Victor Wanyama. “The standings are just the standings, what’s important right now is staying focused on the task at hand. We need to keep doing what we’re doing and hopefully the results keep coming. We’re just taking it game by game right now. We don’t want to get carried away; we just want to do our job.”

Montréal continues to find the back of the net week after week and rank among the highest-scoring teams in the league with 22 goals thus far, more than double Nashville’s total since the beginning of the season. A big reason for this continues to be the offensive contributions from their backline. Alistair Johnston scored his first goal with the Club in our last game, becoming the sixth defender to find the back of the net this season.

Johnston now gets set to visit his former Club for the first time since he was acquired by CF Montréal during the offseason.

“It will be fun to be back. I’m excited to see the crowd again,” said defender Alistair Johnston. “It’ll be nice to see some of the guys too, but we’re there on a business trip. We want to come out of there with more points and continue to hold that top spot in the East. I know they’ll be coming out with a fiery edge after their loss against Houston. They don’t like to lose consecutive games and that’s something they’ll want to avoid, but we’re in a good place right now.”

Nashville currently sits just outside of a playoff spot, which is good considering they played their first eight MLS games on the road. They’ve since played three games in their brand-new stadium, Geodis Park, going unbeaten in their new home with a record of two wins and a draw.

They are, however, coming off a difficult loss in Houston last weekend, falling 2-0 against the Texan side.

“It’s a different style of play,” said head coach Wilfried Nancy. “We played against Charlotte, a possession team. Now we’re going to take on Nashville, a more physical side. They can play a possession game too of course, but they’re more direct with their deep runs and athletic players. We’re going to put something in place to try and have a good performance. They’re the type of team that never gives up on anything.”

CF Montréal will be back at Stade Saputo for a three-game home stand starting Sunday, May 22, with a game against Real Salt Lake at 4pm. Tickets will be 12% off across the stadium and Members can add additional tickets for just $12 as we celebrate giving back our number 12 to the fans. You can get tickets here.

The club will be back in action on Wednesday, May 25, at 7pm, in the quarterfinals of the Canadian Championship, to host Forge FC at Stade Saputo (TICKETS), before hosting FC Cincinnati on Saturday, May 28, at 7pm (TICKETS)