Charlotte FC falls 2-1 to CF Montreal

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte FC fell to 2-1 to CF Montréal in Canada Saturday night.

Ten Charlotte players missed the game due to health and safety protocols, according to reports from the Charlotte Observer.

Charlotte FC tried to postpone the game, but MLS declined, a source said. The match will go forward as scheduled, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.

Charlotte FC released a list of who will not be playing.

Injury: Adam Armour Vinicius Mello

Health & Safety Protocol: Kristijan Kahlina, Jan Sobocinski, Sergio Ruiz, Kamil Józwiak, Titi Ortíz, Kerwin Vargas, Ben Bender, Andre Shinyashiki, McKinze Gaines, Yordy Reyna

Pending Transfer: Alan Franco

Charlotte FC is coming off a 1-to-1 tie with the Columbus Crew last Saturday evening.

CF Montréal beat Charlotte, 2-0, on the road on May 14 in the first meeting between the sides. This match will be Charlotte’s first in Canada.

CF Montréal has lost its last three true home matches against expansion teams (excluding temporary home matches in New Jersey in 2020), with its last home win against an MLS newcomer a 2-1 victory over Atlanta in 2017. Montreal has won only two of its seven home matches against expansion teams.

Charlotte FC picked up its second away point of the season in a 1-1 draw at Columbus on Saturday (D2 L6). Only Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake (both 1 in 2005) and the Miami Fusion (1 in 1998) have taken fewer points in their first eight matches of their expansion season in MLS history.

CF Montréal’s 1-0 loss to Austin on Saturday ended a run of 13 straight matches with a goal dating back to the opening day of the season. The 13-match run with a goal equaled the second longest such streak in the club’s regular season history behind a 14-match stretch in April-July 2017.

Andre Shinyashiki scored Charlotte’s only goal in its 1-1 draw at Columbus on Saturday, his third goal in six matches with Charlotte. In all, Shinyashiki has been involved in four of the seven goals Charlotte has scored since his arrival in May (3 goals, 1 assist).

Need To Know:

  • CF Montréal beat Charlotte, 2-0, on the road on May 14 in the first meeting between the sides. This match will be Charlotte’s first in Canada.
  • CF Montréal has lost its last three true home matches against expansion teams (excluding temporary home matches in New Jersey in 2020), with its last home win against an MLS newcomer a 2-1 victory over Atlanta in 2017. Montreal has won only two of its seven home matches against expansion teams.
  • Charlotte FC picked up its second away point of the season in a 1-1 draw at Columbus on Saturday (D2 L6). Only Chivas USA and Real Salt Lake (both 1 in 2005) and the Miami Fusion (1 in 1998) have taken fewer points in their first eight matches of their expansion season in MLS history.
  • CF Montréal’s 1-0 loss to Austin on Saturday ended a run of 13 straight matches with a goal dating back to the opening day of the season. The 13-match run with a goal equaled the second longest such streak in the club’s regular season history behind a 14-match stretch in April-July 2017.

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