(Revolution 0, CF Montreal 0, 1st half) – At the dawn of the fall international break, CF Montreal (17-9-5) will play its 32e game of the season against the New England Revolution (9-11-11), Saturday at Gillette Stadium.
This is the sixth game in 21 days for the Montrealers, who are still ranked second in the Eastern Conference. With the Union’s draw in the afternoon, the Philadelphia team holds an eight-point lead over the Montrealers at the top of the East. CF MTL therefore needs to win to still hope to end the season at the top of the association.
In the last duel between these teams, Montreal managed to end a six-game losing streak against the Revolution with a 4-0 victory at home on August 20.
CF Montreal will arrive at Gillette Stadium having won their last five games away for the first time in club history. Wilfried Nancy’s men, however, show a 4-7-1 record in Massachusetts with a differential of -6, since 2012.
MLS Team of the Week nominee, forward Kei Kamara scored twice Tuesday night in a 3-2 win over the Chicago Fire. The former Sierra Leone international now has 138 career league goals and sits seven goals behind second place in the MLS Tour’s top scorer rankings, held by Landon Donovan. However, this season, when Kamara collects an assist, the Club shows a perfect record of 6-0-0.
New England, for its part, is in the midst of a fight for its place in the playoffs. After a 3-1 loss at Houston on Tuesday, the defending Supporter’s Shield holders sit at 10e Eastern rank, three points behind seventh place. A victory on Saturday would put the Bruce Arena team back in the heat of the playoff race alongside Atlanta, Miami, Columbus and Cincinnati.