Montreal Impact finish 6-game opening road swing with 8 points, .500 record

Luciano Acosta, Shamit Shome - DC United vs. Montreal Impact

The Montreal Impact fell just short of the MLS Cup Playoffs last year, finishing four points out of the final postseason slot in the 2018 MLS Eastern Conference standings, and their woeful road form was a huge reason why.

Only two teams in the league lost more games away from home than the Quebec club, who went 3-12-2 on their travels, reaping a measly 11 points.

IMFC have changed that narrative dramatically thus far in 2019. 

With Tuesday's 0-0 draw vs. D.C. United at Audi Field, Montreal have now completed their six-game season-opening string of road games (a side effect of those long, brutal Acadian winters) with a 2-2-2 record, taking eight of a potential 18 points.

And with the exception of a 7-1 blowout loss at Sporting Kansas City, they've been consistently competitive, highlighted by wins over San Joseand Orlando and back-to-back clean sheets over the past week to end a 13-game streak of road games with goals conceded.

Now IMFC return to what is likely to be a euphoric Stade Saputo — where they went 11-4-2 last season — for their home opener on Saturday, welcoming East leaders Columbus Crew SC (1 pm ET; TVAS in Canada, MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in the US).