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Miami FC Travels to Montreal

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Miami FC looks to return to its winning ways and end a two-game losing skid as the team travels north of the border to take on an important mid-season matchup against the Montreal Impact at Saputo Stadium on Sunday, June 6. The match is slated for 2 p.m.

It will be the first meeting between the two teams this season, and the Blues will have a chance to tie the Impact in the standings with a victory on the road.
Following this match, the Blues will return home to take on Crystal Palace Baltimore on Wednesday, June 9 in a mid-week match at Lockhart Stadium.

SCOUTING MONTREAL

Montreal is coming off a tough loss to the Carolina Railhawks at home on May 30, getting shut out 2-0.

The Railhawks struck first in the 20 minute when one of the top goal scorers in the league, Etienne Barbara, went on a breakaway, firing a shot that got passed Montreal goalkeeper Matt Jordan.

The Impact managed to keep the match close for most of the game, but Carolina sealed the deal in the 90 minute with an insurance goal by Andry Bundyy, putting the game out of reach.

It was the third time the Impact had been shut out this season and are 0-2-1 in games where they don't score a goal. The Impact have had trouble scoring all season and are last in the USSF D-2 Pro League in goals scored with five.

What Montreal lacks in offense it makes up with solid defense and goalkeeping. The impact have allowed the third fewest goals in the league (6), allowing them to pick up a number of close victories. All three Montreal victories this season have been by a one-goal margin.


LAST TIME OUT

The Blues are coming off a 4-2 road loss against the Puerto Rico Islanders on June 2.

After a scoreless first half, Miami FC came out aggressive and it paid off as midfielder Christian Gomez scored his second goal of the season on a one-on-one opportunity deep in Puerto Rico territory.

Puerto Rico responded quickly with three goals from Shaka Bangura, Nick Adderly and David Foley in the following 10 minutes to take a 3-1 lead.

Puerto Rico added one more goal before Gomez set up a ball for Brian Shriver, who scored the second goal of the game for the Blues in the 87 minute.Miami FC attempted to make a late push, but the team was unable to complete the comeback attempt.

It was just the second loss of the season for the Blues.


TWO OF A KIND

Gomez, former MLS Most Valuable Player, had a hand in both goals in Wednesday's loss to the Islanders and is now second on the team in goals and has a team-high three assists.

The midfielder is now tied for seventh in the league in points while taking sole possession of second place in assists. He trails Martin Nash of the Vancouver Whitecaps, who has four.

He is not the only Blues player making a splash in the league.

Paulo Jr. has four goals on the season and is tied for fourth in the league.

The Brazilian forward also has 10 points and remains in sole possession of fourth place in that category.

Paulo Jr. has tallied two assists on the year and is tied for third in the league in that category, just behind Gomez.

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