Road trip to Massachusetts before the international break

CF Montréal will visit the state of Massachusetts to take on the New England Revolution, this Saturday, September 17, at 7:30pm, at Gillette Stadium.

Unbeaten in three games and riding a five-game winning streak on the road, head coach Wilfried Nancy’s men have also only lost once in their last 12 games, a streak that includes eight wins as well.

Montreal is coming off a 3-2 win at Stade Saputo against the Chicago Fire. Two goals from Kei Kamara, his 137th and 138th in MLS, and a game-winner from Zachary Brault-Guillard, his fourth goal of the campaign, setting a record for goals scored by a defender in a season, allowed the Bleu-blanc-noir to take the three points at home and sweep the season series against the Fire.

With three games remaining in the regular season, CF Montréal is ranked second in the Eastern Conference standings, a spot they can clinch with a win this Saturday in New England. They sit seven points behind the Philadelphia Union in the race for the Supporters’ Shield, and in the race for first in the East.

It’s not the same story for New England at the moment, who saw its playoff hopes take a serious blow last weekend with a 3-1 loss to the Houston Dynamo. The Revolution has lost three of their last five games since their 4-0 loss at Stade Saputo a month ago and will need to make close to no mistakes in the final stretch of the season if they hope to qualify. 

“When we faced them at home, we had a really good game,” said head coach Wilfried Nancy. “Now, they still have a chance of qualifying to the playoffs, but it’s going to be very difficult. We’re expecting a very difficult game, of course. We’re going to try and score a goal to see how they’ll react. But if we don’t score, it’ll be a very high intensity game.”

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They currently sit in 10th in the Eastern Conference, three points behind a playoff spot.

Following the international break. Montreal will be back in action for their last home game of the MLS regular season on Saturday, October 1, at 7:30pm, against D.C. United, at Stade Saputo. Tickets for that game are available here. Before the start of the playoffs, during which Montreal will play at home for the first game, the Bleu-blanc-noir will play its last game of the season in Miami on Sunday, October 9, at 2:30pm, during MLS Decision Day.