Match Preview: D.C. United vs. CF Montréal March 30, 2024


Story of the Match

D.C. United will look to add another tally to their win column when they host CF Montréal at Audi Field on Saturday at 7:30 PM. D.C. currently sits in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. They'll face a Montreal team fresh off a week's rest but coming off a disappointing 4-3 loss to Chicago Fire on March 16 that saw Raheem Edwards get sent off in the 82nd minute. With Montreal in sixth place, a three-point swing early in the season could slide both sides multiple places in the standings. 

The Black-and-Red also welcome back their players from international duty including Aaron Hererra, Matti Peltola, Kristian Fletcher, and Matai Akinmboni. With Ted Ku-DiPietro returning from injury and Pedro Santos serving his one-game suspension against St. Louis City SC, Head Coach Troy Lesesne will have a strong roster to select from for the match. 

D.C. United have also announced that the club and iHeartMedia Washington D.C. have extended their partnership to continue delivering a local radio broadcast for all Major League Soccer regular season matches. Radio broadcasts will be available live on 1190 iHeart Sports DC, 104.7 FM, 101.1 HD2 and the iHeartRadio App. As part of the partnership, legendary broadcaster Dave Johnson, who has called games for D.C. United since the club’s inception in 1996 will return to the booth alongside Bruce Murray, former United States National Team player (1985-1993, 85 caps and 21 goals) and DMV native who partnered Johnson on radio calls in 2023. 

By the Numbers

  • Ted Ku-DiPietro scored his first goal of the 2024 season last week, and his sixth goal for D.C. United. 
  • D.C. United is ranked 2nd in MLS with 13.8 successful tackles per match; Montréal ranked 18th with 9.0.
  • Aaron Herrera is playing against his former club and currently ranked second on DCU with 7 chances created.
  • D.C. United's top goal scorer is Christian Benteke with 4 in three matches; Montréal's top scorer is Matias Coccaro with 3.
  • Black-and-Red goalkeeper Alex Bono has made 22 saves  on the year. and CF Montréal's Jonathan Sirois has 19 saves.

Previous Matchups

The all-time record between these two Eastern Conference teams stands at a stalemate. Each team has 10 wins to their credit and have drawn 9 times.

Ted Ku-DiPietro Opens his 2024 scoring account: