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CF Montreal get burnt by Chicago Fire

It was a night to forget for CF Montreal as they got torched by the Chicago Fire 3-0 Wednesday night at Soldier Field.

After over an hour delay due to a tornado warning in the area CF Montreal came out flat and the home side took full advantage.

It only took eight minutes for the Fire to open the scoring when Georgios Koutsias won an aerial duel, got in the box, and found Brian Guitierrez, who beat Montreal keeper Jonathan Sirois.

The Fire kept coming and only three minutes later Maren Haile Selassie was able to double their lead scoring an almost identical goal to the first one and it looked like it was going to be a long night for CF Montreal who only had one win on the road so far.

Eight minutes later Montreal mid-fielder and former Tottenham player Victor Wanyama made a horrible turnover to Guitierrez who managed to get a shot on target which Sirois saved.

In the 33rd minute, Chicago earned a free-kick, and off the set piece, Xherdan Shaquiri made a great give-and-go and powered a shot from the top of the box to make it 3-0 for the home side.

Montreal tried to fight back in the second half and two minutes in it was Chinonso Offor getting a solid cross from Mason Toye was able to get a header on target but Chris Brady the Chicago keeper made his first save of the night.

Six minutes later Offor had another chance with another powerful shot on target but it wasn’t good enough to beat Brady. In the 57th minute it was CF Montreal defender Joel Waterman with a header on target but again denied by Brady.

The last shot of the night belonged to Ahmed Hamdi in the 62nd minute but Brady made one more final save to secure the clean sheet and made sure CF Montreal was shutout for the 12th time this season in 22 games.

CF Montreal will be back in action on Saturday, July 15th when they will host Charlotte FC at Saputo Stadium.

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Elias Laradi
Elias Laradi
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Played Soccer, Hockey, Tennis, Baseball, wasn't good enough to go pro so I decided to become a sports journalist. I have covered NHL, NFL, MLS, UEFA Champions League, Tennis, PHF, and both Canadian men's and women's national teams.

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