Another tough game for CF Montreal, but for completely different reasons. CF Montreal dominated possession, passes, and corners, but still lost at home. Romell Quioto got Montreal on the board early, but a crazy goal and goal against the run of play see Kansas City get all three points.
The opening 10 minutes were pretty slow, with Kansas City getting the best chance after Sebastian Breza played a ball right to Johnny Russell but thankfully for CF Montreal, Russell’s shot went right back to the keeper.
Montreal opened the scoring in the 13th minute. Lassi Lappalainen did a great job creating space for himself, before delivering a picture perfect cross that found the head of Romell Quioto. Quioto’s 7th goal of the season put CFM up 1-0
In the 29th minute, Kansas City found their equalizer. Off of a broken set piece, Quioto had trouble controlling a bouncing ball, that lead to Roger Espinoza stealing the ball away, and scoring from about 45 yards out. A goal that was really against the run of play, and a very cheap goal for Montreal to give up.
The last chance of the half fell to Mason Toye who putting his header just wide of the post. The chance was again created by Lappalainen, and had Toye hit the target, it was most likely in the back of the net.
In the 52nd minute, Montreal were almost back in front. Off a corner, the ball wasn’t cleared properly by Kansas City and the ball fell to Mathieu Choiniere, but his volleyed attempt from close range went over the cross bar.
In the 63rd minute, Kansas City took the lead. After the Montreal defense were caught napping on a throw in, Khiry Shelton sent in a low cross that was behind everyone, but Remi Walter was quickest to react a put his shot past Breza to make it 2-1.
After that, Montreal didn’t scare Kansas City too much. There was a a couple half chances for Matko Miljevic and Joaquin Torres, but both their shots were saved by KC keeper Tim Melia rather easily.
So it was a good rebound performance after that terrible 4-0 defeat to LA Galaxy earlier in the week, but same tough result. It now has Montreal sitting in 4th place in the east, with a big game coming up on Saturday. It’s rivalry week in the MLS, so that could only mean CF Montreal have TFC next weekend.
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