CF Montreal’s clear streak stopped at six after the 1-0 loss to New York City on Wednesday night at Red Bull Arena.
Ismael Tajourdi Al-Shradi scored, in the 29th minute of the match, the only goal in the match, at the expense of James Bantames, who saved four times.
It was bleached for the fifth time this season, and the Montreal club had just one shot on target on Luis Barazza.
New York, who played at home but not at home – Red Bull Arena instead of Yankee Stadium – avenged the 2-1 failure at the hands of Wilfried Nancy’s men on July 7 to gain good ball control.
This was particularly the case in the second half, as New York City club directed 12 balls towards the Montreal net, although only three were on target.
The Montreal Football Club will play their next game on Sunday when they visit the New England Revolution.
With the exception of Bjorn Johnson’s cross in the ninth minute of play and a beautiful save by Pantemis in the 16th, it took about 30 minutes before we saw a meaningful move from both sides.
In the 28th minute, Al-Senussi Ibrahim unleashed a good shot that narrowly missed a prominent net, which led to a penalty kick.
The kick led to the only goal of the match, when Tajourdi Al-Shradi won a duel against Zorhan Pasong near the penalty area before passing the ball with a left-footed backhand over the head of Pandemes who had come out of the penalty area. Just a few meters from his network.
And suddenly, the Montreal team conceded the first goal of the match in the first half for the third game in a row, which he did not do in the first 11 games of the season.
Wilfried Nancy’s men finished the first half well enough to dominate possession after 45 minutes of play but couldn’t produce a better shot on target than Joaquin Torres.
However, they couldn’t keep up with the pace at the start of the second half, allowing the locals to attempt four shots toward the Montreal net during the first quarter of an hour’s play. Pantemis stopped him.
This superiority was maintained and even amplified despite the arrival of Djordje Mihajlovic in the 60th minute, Mason Toei and Lacey LaPalainen in the 71st minute and Mathew Schweener in the 80th minute.