Yes, the headline is correct, CF Montréal need to make a real statement vs NYCFC this Saturday in the next match in MLS schedule. Second place visits fourth place and CFM need to make it count. Reasons are as follows.
First, CFM need a statement win As good as the win vs Seattle a few weeks ago was, they need a win vs a top Eastern Conference side. Losses to many Western Conference sides have left a bit of a sour not so what better way to make it right then by beating the second best side?
Second, NYCFC is in a flux as just having lost star striker Taty Castellanos has impacted them. Add a new manager after Ronny Delia departed and CFM have a golden opportunity to beat a less than 100% reigning champions. They need to make it happen.
So, CFM need a big win and this team presents that opportunity. Time to seize it.