CF Montreal: Rise up against the sworn enemy

CF Montreal stumbled against the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday, but they will try to get back on their feet when they visit Toronto FC on Sunday night.

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The order is not obvious, because it is not at all the same team that we saw earlier this season.

The Queen City team shopped over the summer, adding an Italian trio of Lorenzo Insigne, Federico Bernardeschi and Domenico Criscito.

Canadian national team members Doneil Henry, Richie Laryea and Mark-Anthony Kaye have also been added to the roster.


Result of the races: the Torontonians have only one setback in their last eight games (4-1-3).

Last in the East at one time, the TFC are in tenth place with 34 points, only one point behind Inter Miami CF, who occupy the seventh and last place giving access to the playoffs.

Bernardeschi has adapted particularly well to his new environment, producing six goals and three assists in eight games, having only been shut out twice.

Insigne has four goals and two assists in eight games.


It is therefore a great challenge that presents itself to CF Montreal, which traditionally spends difficult evenings at BMO Field.

Wilfried Nancy does not intend to change the way his team plays, it is his trademark. But he wishes his men had more bite.

“They’re productive,” Nancy said Friday. There is no particular plan. The plan is to defend the closest player even more aggressively. And then try to stop them from doing what they do well. »

“It is sure that this team is different, they have offensive assets and have put a lot of means to strengthen, explained Nancy. It is a team that is more confident, that is in great shape and that has had results. »

Camacho, yes or no?

Although Lassi Lappalainen (adductors) will be absent for at least two weeks, Wilfried Nancy could count on the return of Rudy Camacho, who injured his shoulder on August 13th.

“I hope it should be fine, he is training well. There’s a good chance he’s in the squad,” Nancy said.


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