MLS: CF Montreal drops two-goal lead and settles for a draw against Atlanta
MONTREAL – For the second time in four days, CF Montreal have been unable to do justice to one of the MLS dunces.
Barely recovered from his loss to Miami, the Montreal eleven had to settle for a 2-2 draw against Atlanta United FC on Wednesday night in his second game of the season at Stade Saputo.
However, the premises seemed in full control as the last half hour of play had just started. At the 63e minute, a goal from Rudy Camacho brought the score to 2-0 in their favor. Given the form shown so far by visitors, this advance seemed insurmountable at that time.
But the Montreal defense almost immediately began to shake and against the league’s third worst offense, it ultimately gave in twice within the next quarter hour.
Josef Martinez surprised James Pantemis on the short side in the 63rde minute, then Marcelino Moreno scored from a penalty called after a gesture that led to the expulsion of defender Rudy Camacho in the 76th minute.
CF Montreal also ended the game with nine players against ten, Victor Wanyama also receiving a red card in an altercation with Martinez in the 79e minute.
Entering the match at the end of regulation time, Zachary Brault-Guillard almost mended the mess, but his threatening shot after a long run on the right flank hit the crossbar.
Mason Toye was the other Montreal scorer. The forward hit the target in the 53rd after receiving a nice throw from Joaquin Torres. The latter has thus entered the scoresheet for the fifth time in his last five outings.
Toye now claims seven goals in just twelve games in his first full season in Montreal.
This is a fourth game without a win for CF Montreal, which reaches mid-season with a 6-6-5 record.
More details to come.