Qualified, CF Montreal keeps pace

Qualified, CF Montreal keeps pace


Kei Kamara once again showed his worth with a brace against the Chicago Fire in a 3-2 win Tuesday at Stade Saputo.

Already qualified for the playoffs, the Montreal team started the game strong despite everything. Kamara first redirected a relay from Ismaël Koné with his heel to open the scoring in the 21st minute. Eight minutes later, he doubled his lead.

The Major League Soccer (MLS) veteran has eight goals in 29 games this season, including 12 starts. It was also his 11th and 12th goals against the Fire, more than against any other club on the circuit for him.

Koné responds

Koné was sent off after picking up two yellow cards in the last duel against the Fire and he was forgiven on Tuesday. If his name does not appear on the score sheet for Kamara's first goal, he obtained an assist on Kamara's second goal.

Zachary Brault-Guillard, who saw his time of play down a lot this season, was also credited with an assist on this streak. The roles were then reversed as Kamara set up a Brault-Guillard goal in the 44th minute. It was his second goal in as many games.

Xherdan Shaqiri scored both goals for the visitors, each time on penalty kicks.

CF Montreal thus solidified its second position in the Eastern Conference by extending its lead over the New York Red Bulls to six points. He also came within seven points of the Philadelphia Union.

Wilfried Nancy's squad will now travel to Gillette Stadium on Saturday to face the New England Revolution.