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March to the Match: FC Montréal

WHO:

FC Montrêal, 6-18-2, 20 points, 13th place Eastern Conference

WHAT:

Louisville City’s 27th USL match

WHEN:

Saturday, September 3, 2016, 3:30 pm

WHERE:

Complexe Sportif Claude-Robillard, 1000 Avenue Émile-Journault, Montréal, QC H2M 2E7, Canada. I have no idea what all those numberletters mean!

WATCH:

Louisville City’s throwing their watch party at Against the Grain this week, which is probably where you were gonna go, anyway. Saints and Great Flood Brewing will probably also have the game on. However, it’s Labor Day weekend, so if you’re out on the old houseboat speedboat fishing boat rowing scull on the river lake but still somehow have a wireless signal, catch the game here:

WHO, AGAIN?

Read Taylor Hamblin’s keys to the game if you haven’t already! FC Montręal has a horrible record in the league this year, but that doesn’t mean they’re a squad to be mercilessly mocked and ridiculed. Well, they are, but by us, not Team Purple. FC Montrëal have given up 48 goals this season. They’re actually on a pretty good run of recent form, winning four of their last five including a 1-4 win at Charleston Battery. FC Montrêal have also scored a lot of goals lately, something City could stand doing this afternoon. The Montrēal lineup includes at least ten names that I can’t possibly pronounce, and I’m a francophile. Projected starters: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The more interesting part of this matchup is probably Louisville City’s starting eleven. Ben Newnam is off yellow card suspension, but will he play after Tarek Morad’s solid performance last week? If Tarek can’t play there, can he play holding midfielder (please)? Will MAG RAM finally become a fixture in the lineup? Will Chandler Hoffman finally break that duck he’s had lately and force his way on top of the Golden Boot standings? Really hoping the answer to all of these questions is a resounding YES but we’ll have to watch and see.

COME ON, CITY!