The arrival of Sporting Kansas City, languishing at the bottom of the Western Conference standings, was a trap to avoid for CF Montreal at Stade Saputo. The local team took the bait, being defeated in front of their fans by a score of 2 to 1 on Saturday.
The Bleu-Blanc-Noir dominated in all the aspects, except pointing. Despite a dozen corner kicks and some miraculous parries from Tim Melia, Montreal couldn't come back.
Defensive errors undermined the chances of Wilfried Nancy's men, who nevertheless broke the ice in the 13th minute of play. height towards the second post. On fallout, it was Romell Quioto who was well positioned to push the ball into the net with a header.
By dint of playing with fire, CF Montreal got burned. Far from his cage, goalkeeper Sebastian Breza could not do anything against Roger Espinoza's lobbed strike in the 29th minute. On the game, it was Quioto who acted as central defender momentarily, and his recovery of the ball lacked confidence, so that his Honduran compatriot was able to seize it.
The striker of Sporting Khiry Shelton is sorely lacking in success this season with no net in 15 games. He can, however, distribute the ball, and that's what he did when he found Rémi Walter who was coming at full speed in front of Breza. The Frenchman was left behind by the CF Montreal defenders and the visitors took a decisive lead in the 63rd minute.
Kansas City occupied last place in the general classification before this match. Major League Soccer, but has generally had great success at Stade Saputo over the years.
For Montreal, it's a second straight setback and a great opportunity to get back into the top three in the Is who flies away. His next game is next Saturday against Toronto FC.