Cavalry FC takes on the Montreal Impact at Stade Saputo for the first of two legs in this 2019 Canadian Championship clash (PREVIEW), with a return to Spruce Meadows on Aug. 14 setting the stage for another possible CPL vs. MLS “cupset” following the Cavs’ odds-defying triumph over the Vancouver Whitecaps in the previous round.
While the Impact come into this particular matchup in brighter form than the Whitecaps, a recent 6-3 defeat to the Colorado Rapids in MLS action could be a sign of what Cavs head coach Tommy Wheeldon Jr. has likely told his players: Despite the differences in history, salary, and possible individual quality, the Impact are also a beatable outfit.
“I think we’ve exceeded a lot of the expectations, but at this point, we’re not satisfied yet,” Carducci said in the video above, posted by the club ahead of their 7:30 p.m. ET clash at Stade Saputo. “We’re going to keep going. We’re in a position where we have everything to gain, so we’re going to go out there, against Montreal, and give it our all.”
Added head coach Wheeldon Jr.: “Montreal’s a team that plays good football; they’re very intelligent, they can press, they can drop deep, and they have a lot of weapons that we’ve got to be careful of. Beating Montreal Impact? I think that would be exceptional.”