CF Montréal Draws FC Cincinnati, 1-1

September 20, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Club de Foot Montreal News Release

MONTREAL - CF Montréal drew 1-1 with FC Cincinnati on Wednesday evening at Stade Saputo.

Mahala Opoku scored the first goal of the match with a shot from outside the box in the 53rd minute, before Cincinnati equalized in added time from a Luciano Acosta penalty (90'+6).

CF Montréal will play its next match this Saturday away to Atlanta United FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium at 7:30pm (MLS Season Pass, BPM Sports, CJAD 800).


-It was Opoku's third career-goal with CF Montréal and his fifth of the season.

Post-match comments from head coach Hernán Losada, Mahala Opoku and Joel Waterman will be available HERE.


"You have to play a match to the very end. We've got another game in two days' time. But I'm very happy with the team's performance. We played against a team with a lot of quality. Cincinnati was very organized defensively. The players who came on in the second half got the job done. But there are still five games to go. We're still in eighth place. It's up to us to preserve that position now."


"The movement of our players helped tonight to create chances and score. The coach saw the best formation to adopt at halftime to achieve that. It feels good to be on the scoresheet. I'm not happy about my numbers right now. I want to score every game. I'm just trying to do my best. I try to stay positive. Mentality is everything. In the end, we are human beings, and we learn every day."


"When you go toe-to-toe with the best team in the league, you have to take some pride in that. We've learned a lot in the last year. We came in with the right mentality. But it is bittersweet to drop points. For us, it was about staying solid defensively. Cincinnati has a lot of good players so we wanted to stay compact. We had good chances in the second half. Cincinnati tried to punish us in transition. We've had a lot of discussions as a back-three to make sure we preserve the clean sheets. We pride ourselves on making sure we give this team a chance to win every game."

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