Hernán Losada’s post-game comments summed up Saturday’s performance pretty well: “on est mauvais”. CF Montréal suffered another big loss, losing 4-0 to the New England Revolution with goals from Dylan Borrero (21′), Carles Gil (45+4′ penalty), Bobby Wood (50′), and Giacomo Vrioni (86′). Here are some numbers:
7 injuries, 1 suspension
It’s no secret that CF Montréal were missing some key players. Samuel Piette, Lassi Lappalainen, James Pantemis, and Matko Miljevic are players you’d expect to be on the starting XI but were out due to injury. You also had players like Romell Quioto and Kamal Miller which seemed to be playing through injury. Rudy Camacho was sent off against Vancouver and was therefore absent. The change in lineup week after week isn’t a helping factor.
-13 goal differential
With five goals conceded against Vancouver and another four in New England, CF Montréal have conceded nine goals in their last two games. How many goals have they scored in those games? Zero. Conceding 16 goals so far this season and only scoring three against Philadelphia at home, they have a goal differential of -13. You can’t blame Jonathan Sirois, he still made five saves against the Revolution. The defense is a shadow of its former self from last year, with the only change in personnel being Aaron Herrera replacing Alistair Johnston at right wing-back and the addition of center-back George Campbell.
9 shots, 3 on target
An issue that remains from the beginning of the season, Montréal fail to create many scoring opportunities, let alone goals. Just three shots on target from a total nine. New England on the other hand had seven on target from a total 19 shots. Perhaps the return of Matko Miljevic once fully recovered from his injury could help add some creativity in the attacking third and lead to more scoring opportunities.
CF Montréal are 1W-5L-0D so far this season, the joint-worst start based on points since 2014 (0W-3L-3D). The Impact return home for their Stade Saputo opener on April 15 against DC United (1W-4L-2D).