CF Montreal is still holding on to the fourth spot of the Eastern Conference and has remained on a solid path to pursue higher grounds. With a 10-2-8 record over the current season, CF Montreal is attempting to tighten the margins on top teams and clinch a spot among top seeds like New York City, New York, and Philadelphia Union.
This coming Saturday, CF Montreal will have the perfect chance to stay consistent and keep its desired path. Montreal will prepare to visit DC United at Audi Field on Saturday night.
On one end, Montreal is closer to the top than most teams in the league. On the other, DC United has remained unable to climb and has sunk to the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a 5-3-11 season record.
With every home game as a chance to turn things around, Montreal might have yet another opportunity to pursue higher standings.
Djordje Mihailovic stepped back on the field and led his team to their tenth season victory this past Saturday. It wasn’t, however, just another win. After all, classic faceoffs do count all over the US and Canada.
Montreal faced Toronto FC in what was a close duel the entire match. However, to Montreal’s coach Wilfred Nancy, his team had better possession and chances of counterattacking than their Canadian Classique rivals.
Nancy commented that it was thanks to that pressure that the team could generate its own goal on Toronto’s side. To Nancy, Mihailovic, who currently leads the scoreboard with Romell Quioto at seven goals each, was a key player on the field to achieve their last win.
DC United has not caught a break in recent games. For the team, a 2-2 tie over Columbus Crew is the highlight of three games that simply restate the low level of performance the team has yet to overcome.
First, a 2-0 loss to Minnesota left the squad crushed. Yet, it was only after the top team in the Eastern Conference made its way through DC by pulling a 7-0 win, which matched the LA Galaxy’s record after winning 8-1 over Dallas in 1998.
To top scorer Taxiarchis Fountas, who now leads DC with ten goals this season, it’s never too late to change. Although it might be late for DC to push for more than just positive digits and higher stands, Fountas claims that is exactly what they are playing for.
It seems like a perfect chance for Montreal to keep climbing against DC. For Montreal, the total has gone under in six of their last ten games. As for DC United, the total has gone over in four of their previous ten games.
There is no question CF Montreal is in a better spot for Saturday’s game. With 34 goals scored this season, Montreal is fourth in the league and second best with 27 assists.
For FC Montreal, the season couldn’t be better, and now, just steps away from reaching New York, NY City, and the Union, there seems to be very little DC can do to prevent it.
On the other hand, DC will play with home-field advantage. The stats don’t paint a positive picture for DC, and there seems to be little United can do to prevent a fall against a rising top squad.