After securing their highest-ever MLS finish, can Club de Foot Montréal reach MLS Cup for the very first time?
This year, Wilfried Nancy’s side finished second in the east, and third overall, ending the regular season with four straight victories.
On Sunday, Đorđe Mihailović, Lassi Lappalainen and Kei Kamara were all on target as they demolished Inter Miami 3-1 in Fort Lauderdale.
Given their high seeding, as long as they don’t face LAFC, the Canadian club would host MLS Cup, should they get there.
Before that of course, Montréal need to come through three tough fixtures, starting with this Sunday night clash in Quebec.
Orlando City meantime, who’ve already lifted the U.S. Open Cup in 2022, are seeking to become the first American cup double-winners since 2005!
The Lions only scrapped into the post-season on Decision Day, needing to beat Columbus Crew at home.
Despite being a goal down at half time, Júnior Urso and Facundo Torres struck as they claimed the crucial win at Exploria Stadium.
On the road however, Óscar Pareja’s team have lost each of their last three, conceding 11 goals in these matches.
Also, Orlando were hammered 4-1 when they visited Stade Saputo in May, with a similar scoreline a possibly here.
Will CF Montréal make home advantage count, setting up a Conference semi-final clash with NYCFC or Inter Miami?