When the camera caught Matthew Choinier’s face at the start of the videoconference after Saturday night’s CF Montreal game, it was impossible to notice the smile that lit up his face. It was the smile of a young Quebec who won his team with his first goal in MLS.
CF Montreal played their fourth consecutive game against Inter Miami CF 1-0 in a “home” game at the Red Bull Arena in New Jersey.
In his third game of the season – his first since May 15 in Atlanta – Choinier scored the game’s only goal in 41E Minute of the game.
“I’m confident before the game, but it’s definitely relieving me. I’m looking forward to it for a long time. I’ve worked very hard and it’s been a reward for my efforts. He later shared his happiness with his parents, girlfriend and brother.
At the other end of the field, goalkeeper James Pantemis made three savings and recorded the third win of his career, all against Inter Miami CFs, including two in 2021.
On May 12, he also closed the Florida team 2-0.
The fact is that the Montreal structure could have made a much easier profit if it had benefited from the first half where its players mostly dominated.
Wilfried Nancy mentioned this during his post-match video call, though he did not forget to point out the positives.
“I like the boys’ aggression. We’re more of a winner. It’s interesting. But I also like to get shelter a little earlier.”
With this gain, CF Montreal (4-3-4) are 16 points overall and at the height of the fight in the MLS Eastern Conference.
Wilfried Nancy’s men are tied with three other teams, DC United (5-6-1), who beat Toronto FC 7-1, the New York Red Bulls (5-5-1), Orlando 2- 1 on home soil and New Zealand Columbus Crew (4-3-4) drawn from the England Revolution.
This is also the first time since July 7, 2018 that the Montreal team has completed a four-game series without a setback.
CF Montreal will make their next outing against New York City FC on Wednesday 7 July. He will miss the services of midfielder Samuel Piet and defender Kamal Miller, who were sent home by the Canadian national team for the Gold Cup tournament from July 10 to July 1.Is August, in the United States.
For the Wilfried Nancy men, it will be another away home game – perhaps the last and the last in 2021 – at the Exploreia Stadium in Orlando.
After this part, the team will return to Montreal, where they will finally be able to hold training sessions at the Neutralight Center. It is not yet known whether CF Montreal will host Cincinnati FC at Saputo Stadium on July 17.
He faced a vacant opponent in May and scored only one goal in his last four outings, with CF Montreal players having no trouble establishing their presence on Miami territory.
This presence was followed by the first 20 minutes of the game when they controlled 70% of the ball and attempted six shots towards goalkeeper John McCarthy, four of which were on target.
In this section, the best chance to score came at 11E The minute a goal was stolen by George Mikhailovic McCarthy, a good save writer on a close-up shot with the left hand. The ball was in front of the Miami net and defenders blocked attempts by Rommel Kyoto and Mikhailovic.
Kyoto and Mikhailovic made adjustments by joining forces 30 minutes later to allow Choinier to open the scoring.
The most visible and influential athlete of all time, Saint-Alexander defeated McCarthy with a low shot, which was in the left corner of the net.
With less anger in the second half, the CF Montreal players were able to maintain this small lead and avoid another heartbreaking end to the game as they did last Saturday in Nashville.
“We had some chances to ‘kill’ the game and we didn’t. So we had to maintain our lead by one goal and we did it very well,” said midfielder Victor Vanyama.
“We are compact and we fought to the end. This is what we are trying to improve and today we have achieved success.”