MONTRÉAL, Canada (Sept. 16, 2023) – Chicago Fire FC (8-11-9, 33 points) played CF Montréal (11-14-3, 36 points) to a scoreless draw on Saturday night at Stade Saputo.
With the result, Chicago remains in 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings, two points below the playoff line with six matches remaining in the regular season.
Chicago goalkeeper Chris Brady made his first big save of the night in the 15th minute when the Montréal attack broke through the backline, sending a low shot on target. Brady read the play, making a diving save to his right to redirect the ball out for a corner. The Chicagoland native finished the match with four saves, including several important stops late in the match, to record his career-high seventh shutout of the 2023 campaign.
NEXT MATCH: Chicago will head to Ohio for a second-straight road match, facing the Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT, the match will be broadcast live on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. The match will also be transmitted locally in English on wlsam.com and in Spanish on TUDN 1200 AM.
- Saturday’s match was the second and final meeting between the two teams in the 2023 regular season. Chicago went unbeaten in both matches against Montréal, previously defeating the Canadian club 3-0 at Soldier Field on July 12.
- Striker Kei Kamara played in his 416th MLS career match, placing him in fourth place on the MLS all-time appearance list.
- Defender Carlos Terán (left upper leg), midfielders Federico Navarro (left upper leg), Chris Mueller (right upper leg) and Javier Casas Jr. (right lower leg), and forwards Victor Bezerra (right lower leg) and Kacper Przybyłko (left lower leg) were unavailable for tonight’s match due to injury.
CF Montréal 0:0 Chicago Fire FC
MTL - Choinère (Yellow Card) 13’
CHI - Pineda (Yellow Card) 20’
CHI - Doumbia (Yellow Card) 76’
CHI - Herbers (Yellow Card) 80’
CHI - Quioto (Yellow Card) 86’
CHI - Corbo (Yellow Card) 90+3
Chicago Fire FC: GK Brady, D Souquet, D Pineda, D Czichos (capt.), D Aceves, M Doumbia, M Giménez, M Herbers (Torres, 85’), M Gutiérrez (Koutsias, 89’), M Haile-Selassie (Shaqiri, 57’), F Kamara
Subs not used: GK Richey, D Burks, D Omsberg, D Dean, D M. Navarro
CF Montréal: GK Sirois, D Brault-Guillard (Duke, 76’), D Waterman, D Campbell, D Corbo, M Piette (capt.). M Saliba, M Lappalainen (Lassiter, 58’), M Choinière, M Opoku (Quioto, 76’), F Vilsaint (Offor, 58’)
Subs not used: GK Pantemis, D Álvarez, M Wanyama, M Hamdi, F Ibrahim
Stats Summary: MTL / CHI
Shots: 19 / 11
Shots on Goal: 4 / 4
Saves: 4 / 4
Passing Accuracy: 83.4% / 83.1%
Corners: 8 / 2
Fouls: 14 / 12
Offsides: 1 / 3
Possession: 52.1% / 47.9%
Referee: Mark Allatin
Assistant Referees: Michael Barwegen, Stefan Tanaka-Freundt
Fourth Official: Pierre-Luc Lauziere
VAR: Kevin Stott
Assistant VAR: Joshua Patlak