MLS | Clément Diop gets a point for CF Montreal

CF Montreal will have played the entire second half with one player less. However, not only he resisted, but he was more threatening offensively than in the first half, in a DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale still balding. Final score: 0-0.

Frederick Duchesneau

Frederick Duchesneau

DC United had clearly controlled the first half, without causing damage.

Once again, CF Montreal managed to muzzle the opponent in the first half. He’s always allowed just one goal in the first half this season, a penalty shot in the opening game against Toronto. In their ninth game, the Montrealers never lagged after 45 minutes.

But, in the last moments, a second yellow card to Zorhan Bassong thus earned him the expulsion. A second card, perhaps a little harsh, awarded for a hand.


Djordje Mihailovic and Donovan Pines

DCU directed 26 shots in the direction of Clément Diop, including 5 on the target that forced him to make as many solid saves. Figures consistent with the second-last rank of MLS occupied by DC United for the proportion of shots on target.

The French goalkeeper was also very busy on raises – especially in the first half hour of play – often under some pressure. In this area too, Diop has been very effective.

The formation of the American federal capital has now blanked the opponent for three and a half games.

Changes to inject energy

At the 53e minute, Wilfried Nancy made a triple change which definitely injected energy into his training.

About fifteen minutes later, Djordje Mihailovic narrowly missed a shot low to the ground to the right of Bill Hamid’s cage. Montrealers’ clearest threat.

DC United forced the game more and more afterwards, but CF Montreal held on.

In stoppage time, Clément Diop injured himself while clearing. He ultimately remained in the game on one leg.

Historically, in the regular season, the two clubs also split their 22 encounters: 7-7-8.

Romell Quioto, Ballou Tabla and Erik Hurtado, injured, were not in uniform.

In addition, CF Montreal players showed up at the stadium with t-shirts of encouragement to their assistant coach Jason Di Tullio, who did not return to Florida with the club due to health problems. .

CF Montreal will play its next game on Saturday night in Nashville.

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