The next MLS expansion franchise attracted just over 12,500 to their home clash with the Red Bulls and fans would have enjoyed what they saw with a victory over a New York side which featured Thierry Henry, Rafael Marquez and Dwayne De Rosario.
"To have a good performance was very difficult," the former French International striker said. "We came here without a practice since our last game.
"The last time I touched a ball was in the last minute in L.A. That's not an excuse, but you have to prepare for a match. And Montreal played good. It was a super play on their goal. They're a good team."
Former Toronto FC striker Ali Gerba scored the game's only goal in the 37th minute with a glancing header to continue his brilliant scoring record for Montreal.