MLS Game Summary - Montreal at FC Dallas|
(Saturday, March 8, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: FC Dallas 3, Montreal 2
Frisco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - FC Dallas got its 2014 campaign off to a good
start on Saturday as Blas Perez scored a goal and assisted on another in a 3-2
Dallas win over the Montreal Impact at Toyota Stadium.
The Impact got off to a quick start with a goal from Sanna Nyassi in the 10th
minute, but Dallas stormed back with three unanswered goals as Fabian
Castillo, Perez and Mauro Diaz each beat goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
Andrew Wenger's goal in the 65th gave Montreal some life, but Dallas saw out
the final 25 minutes to snatch a win in its first game under new head coach
Some good work by Justin Mapp on the wing saw him elude two defenders and
drive a low ball to the front of goal where Nyassi redirected it past
goalkeeper Chris Seitz.
However, the hosts responded within six minutes as Perez set up the equalizer
for Castillo to level the match at 1-1.
Dallas snatched the lead in the 24th minute when Diaz was brought down inside
the penalty area by Montreal's Jeb Brovsky, leading to a successful penalty
kick from Perez.
Diaz found the net himself with a fantastic free kick early in the second half
that saw him curl the ball over the wall and leave Perkins rooted to his spot.
Montreal bounced back through Wenger, who headed home a cross from Felipe
Martins, but Dallas held off the visitors to give Pareja a successful debut.
03/08 22:51:04 ET