FC Cincinnati aim to return to winning ways Saturday, May 28 with a rematch against CF Montréal. Kickoff from Stade Saputo in Quebec is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Let’s take a look at this matchup, by the numbers.
All-time, FC Cincinnati have scored 18 goals in the opening 15 minutes of a game. Five of those have come against CF Montréal, the most goals the Orange and Blue have scored in the opening 15 against any opponent. FCC have scored three times against Nashville SC in the opening 15, and twice against Toronto FC in minutes 1-15.
Allan Cruz’s goal 28 seconds in against Montréal on September 14, 2019 is the second-fastest goal in club history.
Should he wear the captain’s armband on Saturday, FC Cincinnati midfielder Luciano Acosta will become FC Cincinnati’s all-time leader in appearances as captain of the Orange and Blue. He is currently tied with Kendall Waston, who captained FCC 41 times between 2019 and 2020.
FC Cincinnati know all about Djordje Mihailovic, who scored two of his three career goals against FCC earlier this season at TQL Stadium in Le CFM’s 4-3 win over the Orange and Blue.
Since joining Montréal at the beginning of last season, Mihailovic has featured in all 47 MLS regular season games played by the team. 34 in 2021, 13 so far in 2022. The midfielder has contributed to 11 goals this season (7 goals, 4 assists) and earned a call up to the U.S. Men’s National Team for the upcoming June window.
CF Montréal have a 51 combined goals and assists this season, the second most in MLS this season behind Austin FC (58). CFM rank fourth in MLS in goals (24) and second in MLS in assists (27).
CF Montréal striker Kei Kamara is among the leading scorers in MLS history with 133 goals, tied with Jaime Moreno for the fourth-best all-time mark in MLS goals. His next goal will move him into a tie for third place with Jeff Cunningham, which only trails Chris Wondolowski (171) and Landon Donovan (145) for most all-time.
Kamara scored one of his 133 career goals earlier this season for the visitors against FC Cincinnati at TQL Stadium.
FC Cincinnati forward Dominique Badji enters Saturday having recorded 11,111 minutes in his MLS regular season career.
That minutes total ranks seventh among current FC Cincinnati players behind, in order: Ray Gaddis, Luciano Acosta, Alvas Powell, Geoff Cameron, Haris Medunjanin and Nick Hagglund.
By The Numbers is presented by CTI.