CF Montreal |  Eastern Conference Team #1 Mid-Season

(New York) With a tie with FC New York City, FC Montreal will enter the second half of the Major League Soccer table at the top of the Eastern Conference.

Posted at 8:39 p.m.

Atlanta United snatched a 2-2 draw at NYCFC on Sunday, and the New York club had to settle for one point.

New York City FC (8-4-5) increased their points total to 29 after 17 games, as did CFM (9-6-2), but Montreal are in first place thanks to their additional win.

Despite the double of Valentin Castellanos – who reached the 10-goal mark for the third time in the past four seasons – the hosts fell victim to Joseph Martinez and a late goal from veteran Dom Dwyer.

In addition to NYCFC, CF Montreal is actually tied in points with Philadelphia Union and New York Red Bulls.

Wilfred Nancy’s men will return to games on Monday against the LA Galaxy as part of the American Independence Day celebrations.

After the duel against the Galaxy, the Montreal XI will play nine games at home (5-3-0) and seven on the road (4-3-2).

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