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Oppo Research: 5 Things you should know about CF Montréal

We scout the strengths and weaknesses of the best professional soccer team in Quebec ahead of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs.

Wilfried Nancy turned a team of also-rans into winners | Courtesy

In this Eastern Conference Semifinal edition of Oppo Research, we look at CF Montréal, who are in the MLS Cup Playoffs for the fifth time since joining the league in 2012, and who will host New York City FC at Stade Saputo on Sunday, October 23.

1. Wilfried Nancy is good at his job

There’s a lot of buzz connecting Wilfried Nancy to the 2022 Sigi Schmid Coach of the Year Award. No argument here: Nancy has completely transformed Montréal from a perennially underachieving squad that had a habit of finishing 18th place overall into a team that battled Philadelphia Union for the No 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with 20 wins this year. 

The fact that Nancy did it with one of the smaller payrolls in MLS makes his achievement all that more impressive. He’s like Philadelphia Union’s Jim Curtain, only he’s likable. Seriously, we have nothing snarky to say about Nancy and his accomplishments.

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