Cody Cropper was called into action in the 10th minute when he made a pair of athletic saves. The first denied Zachary Brault-Guillard’s shot from outside the box. The second blocked Michael Azira, who had pounced on the rebound.
Orji Okwonkwo threatened in the 19th minute when he pushed forward on a Montreal counter. The left-sided player hit a stinging shot from out wide, but his attempt rattled the crossbar.
Maximiliano Urruti stepped up to take a free kick in the 42nd minute but Cropper was up to the task. The diving save was made possible by Cropper’s quick footwork and reflexes.
Montreal entered the locker room with ten shots (five on target) while the Revs had zero.
Michael Mancienne had the Revolution’s first good look on goal in the 53rd minute when he got on the end of a Carles Gil corner kick. The Englishman got his head on the ball, but couldn’t get it on frame.
The Revolution were on the counter in the 65th minute when Diego Fagundez found Gil. The Spaniard moved the ball to Juan Fernando Caicedo, whose shot resulted in a corner.
Montreal got on the scoreboard in the 79th minute after a Cropper error. The netminder mishandled Daniel Lovitz’s set piece, which gave Shamit Shome one of the easiest goals he’s ever scored.
The visitors doubled their lead in the 85th minute when Lovitz found space on the left before sending in a cross. Anthony Jackson-Hamel jumped on the opportunity, scoring his first of the year.
Jackson-Hamel got his second of the night when he beat Mancienne in a one-on-one situation. The goal was assisted by Clement Bayiha. The tally put the game out of reach for the Revolution.
By the end of the night, Montreal had nine shots on goal (three scored). In contrast, the Revs have had 13 shots on goal over the course of six home games (three scored).
The Revs will now prepare for their game against Sporting KC.