May 11, 2018 / 6:02 PM / 10 days ago

Union look to end league-worst road skid in Montreal

The Philadelphia Union will attempt to snap a 16-game road winless streak when they travel north to face the Montreal Impact Saturday afternoon at Stade Saputo.

The Union’s skid is the longest active streak in Major League Soccer and they have been shut out in 10 of those 16 games, including four straight.

In their last two road games, the Union fell 3-0 at Toronto FC and then 1-0 at Columbus Crew SC on Wednesday night.

Philadelphia will enter this game at 2-5-2 and 0-4-0 on the road.

“It’s not one player at this time,” Union head coach Jim Curtin told reporters after the loss at Columbus. “It’s everyone. We all can do a better job. We can all stick together as tough as it is right now after a tough loss on the road. The good news is we have an opportunity to turn it around in two days against Montreal and get back on track.”

The Union’s young backline has continued to struggle and will once again be without defender Richie Marquez (sports hernia).

Montreal, meanwhile, has been inconsistent, going 3-7-0. But it has played only three games at its home field with a 2-1-0 mark.

The Impact have dropped five of their last six games, while allowing more than three goals per game on average.

Montreal defender Rod Fanni is questionable with a thigh injury.

In their last game, the Impact lost a difficult 1-0 matchup to the Chicago Fire.

“The effort and the energy were excellent today,” Montreal goalkeeper Evan Bush told reporters. “We were a little stronger at times and we could have stolen a goal or two in the first half. But if we let the game stay in a draw like that, we can be fooled by unfortunate situations.”

Montreal has defeated the Union in six of eight career meetings at Stade Saputo.

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