MLS: CF Montreal is visiting Philadelphia to face the Union
Everything has been running like clockwork for the past few weeks for CF Montreal. After a slow start to the season, Wilfried Nancy’s men have won their last three games to move up to sixth in the East. The team’s last loss was suffered on March 12.
On Saturday, however, the squad will face their biggest challenge so far this season, when they visit the Philadelphia Union, the top team in MLS with a 5-1-1 record.
After a five-game winning streak – which began on March 5 against CF Montreal – the Union suffered their first defeat last week, against Toronto FC.
Our XI to face the @PhilaUnion 👊
Looking for a 4th straight @MLS win in Philly. #AllezMTL pic.twitter.com/kSOya6gC1B
— CF Montreal (@cfmontreal) April 23, 2022
On Saturday, CF Montreal will try to become the first team to inflict a loss at home to Philadelphia this season. Jim Curtin’s men post a performance of three wins and a draw in front of their supporters.
The confrontation will be all the more interesting since it will pit the best offense in the East, that of CF Montreal, which has scored 13 goals, against the second best defense in that of Philly, which has allowed only four goals in seven games. . On the other hand, the Bleu-Blanc-Noir has a poor defensive performance having conceded 16 goals this season.
The successes of the Montreal formation seem partly fueled by the offensive performances of Djordje Mihailovic, who has regained his touch. After not finding the back of the net in his first three games this season – three games that ended in defeats – the American has scored four goals in his last four games and the CFM have remained undefeated since.
Nancy and her team could count on significant reinforcement against the Union. Earlier this week, the CFM head coach hinted that Samuel Piette could be set for a return to action. He has yet to see action this season, having suffered an ankle injury in last January in a game against Honduras.