Cincinnati fell to an away defeat at the hands of Montréal at Stade Saputo on Sunday. As the table looks today, MON are in 5th place on the table and has 22 points while Cin sit in 11th with 12 points after 17 matches.
Cin started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, thanks to Medunjanin giving Orange and Blue the lead early in the first half. The momentum was now with Cin, who then scored again through a goal from Brenner, 14 minutes in to establish a 2-0. However, MON weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Toye, 21 minutes in. The momentum was now with MON, who then scored again through a goal from Torres at the 34 minute mark to establish a 2-2. However, each side looked hungry to win and Cin then found the back of the net, at 42 minutes thanks to Vallecilla, taking the score to 3-2. Cin then scored once more and increased their advantage thanks to a 2nd effort from Brenner just before half-time, finishing the first half 2-4.
MON continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Toye finding the net again, 72 minutes in. MON looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a goal from Ahmed Hamdi in the 74th minute to establish a 4-4. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a second effort from Ahmed Hamdi just before the final whistle with a final score of 5-4.
For MON, Ahmed Hamdi, Brault-Guillard and Ibrahim, came on for Maciel, Choiniere and Lappalainen. Cin brought on Vázquez, to replace Barreal.
There were bookings for Waterman and Brault-Guillard from MON. For Cin, Kubo, Vallecilla, Vermeer and Acosta saw yellow.
MON will next travel to New York, while Cin will face Atlanta United at home.