MONTREAL – CF Montreal’s eight-game unbeaten run came to an end on Wednesday night after a 1-0 loss to the New York Red Bulls at Stade Saputo.
Lewis Morgan scored the game’s only goal before halftime for New York (13-8-8).
At eight games, Montreal’s (15-9-4) unbeaten streak tied the club record set earlier this year.
The match was a contest between two of the best road teams in MLS and it showed that the Red Bulls are not shy to high pressure from the start.
It led to an unusually nervous start for Montreal at home with plenty of misplaced balls and giveaways.
Neither team scored much in the first half. It took 43 minutes for the Red Bulls to get their first chance and they made no mistake.
Cristian Caceres played Morgan in on the play, and the midfielder took it past the goalkeeper to give New York the lead heading into halftime.
The Red Bulls didn’t hide their intent in the second half, with fewer than eight players behind the ball defending. It took 30 minutes of pressure for the home team to find the first chance of the game.
After Rommel Cueto’s inch-perfect cross was played into space, Mason Tui made it wide with a chance to guide the ball into a wide-open net.
New York saw out the rest of the game in relative calm, with Montreal’s attack looking toothless in the dying stages of the game.
Montreal will now travel to Toronto for the third Canadian Classic of the season on September 4th while the Red Bulls return home to host the Philadelphia Union on September 3rd.