Montreal draw Columbus

Fort Lauderdale, FLComing off of a draw with Nashville SC, Montreal CF faced off against the reigning MLS Champion Columbus Crew SC. The last time these two Eastern Conference opponents went up against each other, Montreal got the better of the Columbus Crew 2-1. Unfortunately, today’s matchup had no victor as Montreal played to a 0-0 draw against the Crew.

Game Breakdown

At the beginning of the first half, it was all Montreal. They controlled the tempo of the first half, and it showed from the very start. Connecting on good passes and getting into the final third with ease. Towards the latter part of the first half, Columbus started to find their groove as they are able to find their teammates easier and take away some of the possession from Montreal. Despite the momentum shift, Montreal did not allow Columbus to take a single shot on target. On the other hand, Montreal ended the first half with ten shots with two of them being on target. The one advantage that the Crew had over Montreal was in the fouls department. Montreal fouled Columbus 11 times throughout the first half whereas Columbus only fouled Montreal four times.

The second half was anticlimactic, to say the least. Montreal continued to create chances but could not secure any goals. Columbus could not get anything going offensively finishing the game with only three shots with zero of them threatening the goalkeeper. Montreal tried mightily but could not seem to find the back of the net. They finished the game with 20 shots, but they were not clinical enough as only three of them were on target. The draw is the second straight for Montreal who moves to 1W-2D-0L on the young season and now sits in fourth place in the Eastern Conference with 5 points and only 2 points behind New England.

What’s Next

Montreal will now travel to Utah and take on the Vancouver Whitecaps next in their next Saturday, May 8th.

Photo Credit | Danis Sosa

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