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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 Oscar Pareja.

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

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Local
1st OT
ATL 116
CHA 114
 
Final
CLE 107
CHI 98
Final
WAS 84
NOP 88
1st OT
ATL 116
CHA 114
 
Final
NYK 107
MIL 120
 
Final
BRK 99
PHI 88
 
3rd
DAL 79
MEM 70
 
3rd
SAN 65
SAC 75
 
1st Intermission
EDM 0
TAM 0
 
3rd
PIT 24
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