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FC Montreal Hosts the Charleston Battery this Wednesday

September 6, 2016 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - FC Montreal News Release

MONTREAL - FC Montreal will end its series of four games in 11 days this Wednesday at 2pm when it faces the Charleston Battery at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex.

Fans will enter the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex on the Southwest side of the field, starting at 1pm. Ticket cost $5, with $1 going to the Montreal Impact Foundation. Admission is free for season ticket holders on presentation of their membership card.

Montreal has posted a 4-1-1 record in its last six games and will try to keep this series going.

In the last game against the Battery, Montreal won 3-1 in Charleston. Louis Beland-Goyette, Ballou Jean-Yves Tabla and Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored to win the three points on the road.

Tabla and Thomas Meilleur-Giguere will return for this game after a spell with the U20 Canadian team in Costa Rica. Both players started the first of two games against the U20 Costa Rican team that ended in a 2-1 loss.

"We expect a team that's going to come out to prove that the first game was merely a hiccup," said assistant coach Simon Gatti. "It's up to us to match their intensity and prove that the game in Charleston wasn't a hiccup, that this is who we are. This will be the last of a long stretch of games, so it's important to finish on a strong note. It's going to take a lot of mental strength. Having Thomas and Ballou back also helps. They are also pretty fresh since they only started the first game with Canada."

"We are confident right now," said goalkeeper David Paulmin. "We are expecting a good game against Charleston. We know that they play more directly, so we will try to control the ball more. They will come here trying to improve their standing."

Charleston, meanwhile, has only won one of its last seven games. The team from South Carolina currently sits in seventh position in the Eastern Conference and has already secured a spot in the playoffs.

Forward Romario Williams, on loan from the Montreal Impact leads the team in scoring with nine goals.

FC Montreal will play its next game on Saturday, September 17, at 7pm against New York Red Bulls II at Red Bull Arena.

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