May 24, 2023 – Major League Soccer (MLS) – Club de Foot Montreal Press Release
MONTREAL – CF Montréal advanced to the final of the Canadian Championship after beating Forge FC 2-0 on Wednesday night at Stade Saputo.
After a goalless first half, Ariel Lassiter broke the score in the 54th minute with a shot that was turned in by Forge FC’s Alessandro Hojabrpour. Sunusi Ibrahim then doubled Montreal’s lead in the 78th minute with his fifth career Canadian Championship goal.
In the championship game, CF Montréal will face the winner of another semifinal between Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Pacific FC played on Wednesday night. The final will be played on Wednesday, June 7, at 10 p.m. EDT in British Columbia.
CF Montréal will play their upcoming MLS game this Saturday against Inter Miami CF at Stade Saputo at 7:30pm (Apple MLS Season Pass, BPM Sports, TSN 690).
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-Rudy Camacho becomes the third player in Club history to reach the 1,000 minutes played milestone in the Canadian Championship (since the Club joined MLS).
-Defender Zachary Brault-Guillard played his 10th game of the Canadian Championship.
-Jules-Anthony Vilsaint playing his first game for CF Montréal (all competitions).
-The Bleu-blanc-noir now has a 3-0-0 record against Forge FC in the Canadian Championship.
-Since 2012, the Club has a 13-0-4 record at Stade Saputo in this tournament (32GF-8GA)
Post-match commentary from head coaches Hernán Losada and Mathieu Choinière will be available here.
“We had a lot of possession in the first half but it was difficult to create chances. We added an extra striker and that helped us afterwards. The first goal opened the game up for us. I asked the players to take a little more risks and finish the action because anything can happened on this occasion. The whole team did well tonight. I would like to congratulate everyone at the Club who played a role behind the scenes and who contributed to the success of this group because getting a place in a final is never easy. This tournament is very important for us The club. We put together a very competitive lineup in every game in this tournament. We respect every team and we are very proud to be in the final.”
“We adapted after the break and found space to get chances and score. We wanted to move the ball quickly and attack the goal. It was our aim to have a chance to win a trophy. It’s always nice to play in a final. It’s another unforgettable moment with my brother. We used to talk about it when we were younger and it’s amazing it happened again tonight.”
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