CF Montreal returned to its home crowd for its first home game this season. A perfect opportunity to turn the tide. Everything was necessary to ward off bad luck. Absolutely everything.

Chinonso Offor made the ropes vibrate in stoppage time and allowed the Montrealers to extract a first point this season. His goal was later disallowed by video replay. But finally the referee returned to watch the sequence and awarded the goal.

But that was not all. Romell Quioto scored again in stoppage time and CFM escaped with a 3-2 win Saturday night at Olympic Stadium against the Philadelphia Union.

The CFM were therefore able to pocket their first points of the season and score for the first time in 273 minutes of play. It is a first victory for Hernán Losada as head coach.

Quioto, who else, quickly delivered CF Montreal with a penalty. However, the more the game progressed, the more the Union proved why he was the MLS runners-up.

Despite Julián Carranza being sent off with a second yellow card with 21 minutes remaining, Mikael Uhre’s brace saw the visitors turn the tide and take a 2-1 lead. A lead that held until stoppage time.