Late Score Lifts CF Montréal to Draw with Philadelphia in the Rain
MONTREAL - CF Montréal drew 2-2 with the Philadelphia Union at Stade Saputo on Saturday afternoon in rain-soaked conditions. Montreal opened the scoring thanks to midfielder Matko Miljevic (33') who recorded his first career MLS goal and his second with the Club. An own goal (63') and a free kick by Kurtis Wagner (77') put the Union ahead before Sunusi Ibrahim (95') equalized for CFMTL late in the game. CF Montréal will travel to Florida next to face Orlando City SC at Exploria Stadium this Wednesday at 7:30pm (TVA Sports, 91.9 Sports, TSN 690).
-Forward Sunusi Ibrahim's game-tying goal was his third of the season and the eighth scored by a substitute this season, setting a new MLS Club record.
-With his 14th assist of the season and third in as many matches, midfielder Djordje Mihailovic set a new CF Montréal record.
-Defender Kamal Miller played his 50th career match in MLS, while Rudy Camacho reached the milestone of 75 matches played with CF Montréal.
-With 21 matches played, midfielder Mathieu Choinière tied the Club record for games played in a single season by a Homegrown player.
-Defender Joel Waterman will be suspended for next match following a yellow card accumulation.
Post-game comments from head coach Wilfried Nancy, Samuel Piette and Mathieu Choinière will be available here.
"We played very well against Philadelphia. The players played a big game and stayed true to their game and what they are best at. We were in control of the game and then we conceded two goals against the run of play. It was a bit predictable in the sense that I had warned the guys to be careful that Philadelphia could score on the counterattack. I regret that we had opportunities that we should have finished. I'm frustrated. Even though we drew, this was a loss for me. We had to win that game. It was won."
"We deserved the three points today. We played a big game, and everyone played well. We were in control and both their goals came from their only two shots on target. It's a shame because we deserved better. There are fewer and fewer matches left and every point is crucial. If we bring the same kind of performance again, I'm not worried about what will happen next. We'll be in Orlando on Wednesday, and we're aiming for another good game."
"We played well. We were able to create plays to get into the final third. We lacked finishing and shooting. We knew that our midfield trio would draw a lot of players and it was up to me to play higher. I had that role today. We come out of this game with our heads held high. We wanted the three points but if we continue in the same way with the same spirit, the results will come. It was a great game to play."
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