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CF Montréal Drops D.C. United, 4-2

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May 29, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
Club de Foot Montreal News Release

MONTREAL – In a sixth consecutive sold-out match at Stade Saputo, CF Montréal defeated D.C. United 4-2 on Wednesday evening.

The Montrealers opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a goal from Ariel Lassiter and an assist from Quebecer Jules-Anthony Vilsaint.

Belgium’s Christian Benteke, D.C. United’s top scorer, equalized for the visitors in the 29th minute, but the hosts responded with two goals in quick succession: a header from Sunusi Ibrahim (34′), followed by a free kick from Mathieu Choinière (38′).

Betenke then narrowed the gap for D.C. just before half-time (42′).

Finally, following Matti Peltola’s second yellow card in first-half stoppage time, Ibrahim completed his brace in the 73rd minute.

CF Montréal will play its next match in Philadelphia this Saturday at 7:30pm (MLS Season Pass, BPM Sports, TSN 690) before the upcoming international break.

MATCH NOTES

-Jonathan Sirois tallied his 16th career victory with CF Montréal, a new record for a Homegrown goalkeeper.

-CF Montréal equalled its record by scoring three goals in the same half for the 22nd time in its MLS history.

-Ariel Lassiter and Ruan picked up two assists in the match.

-Mathieu Choinière scored his second goal of the season, the 11th of his career. This fourth career winning goal is a new record for a Homegrown player.

-It is the first time Sunusi Ibrahim has collected a brace in MLS play. It is the fourth time in the Club’s MLS history that a substitute has done so.

-Mathieu Choinière will be suspended for the next match due to an accumulation of yellow cards.

Postgame comments from head coach Laurent Courtois, Samuel Piette and Ariel Lassiter are available here

LAURENT COURTOIS

“I thought the guys tried to connect that extra pass tonight to try and maximize opportunities. There was this desire to create overlaps. So that was good. We knew D.C. was going to try to push us around a bit. They attempted a diagonal pass to Benteke three or four times. We also knew that it wasn’t up to us to force the decision, but to catch them at their own game. All in all, we managed well. It’s not easy to find the right balance. I thought the guys were having a good time overall. We took advantage of the opposing players and their cautions. Everyone took their game up a notch which meant we were able to materialize a bit more.”

SAMUEL PIETTE

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