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MLS: CF Montreal faces FC Dallas in its second match abroad

MLS: CF Montreal faces FC Dallas in its second match abroad

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Montreal 1 – Orlando 0 (first half)

CF Montreal quickly had a golden opportunity to open the scoring. In the fourth minute of play, a cross from Mathias Coccaro opened the door for a CF Montreal goal, but Ariel Lassiter was unable to capitalize on the gap in the cage and instead headed the ball wide of the goal.

Montrealers then lost Kwadwo Opoku's services a few minutes later. In the Montreal attack, Opoku was brought down by Sam Junkwa and appeared to suffer a leg injury. After long moments on the ground, Opoku barely left the field with the help of a therapist and made way for Joel Anthony Vicente.

Having just entered the match, Vicente made his mark. In the 20th minute of play, Vilsant fired a powerful shot on the ground that evaded goalkeeper Martin Paes. The second goal of his MLS career allowed FC Montreal to open the scoring.

Pre-match notes

FC Montreal will play the second of a series of six straight away games this Saturday when it visits FC Dallas at 8:30pm at Toyota Stadium.

After the point earned in last Saturday's draw against Orlando City, Montreal will face a Western Conference team on the road for the first time in the regular season since April 29, 2023 when the team faced Sporting Kansas City at Children's Stadium. Mercy Park.

With an 0-4-1 record on the road against Dallas, FC Montreal will be looking for its first win at Toyota Stadium. Montreal will also try to improve on their 1-5-3 overall record against the Texans since the club entered Major League Soccer.

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As for the opponent, FC Dallas hosted the San Jose Earthquakes in their home opener last Saturday. Dallas overcame a 1-0 deficit to clinch a 2-1 win late in the game thanks to Dante Celli's stoppage-time goal (95). Asier Illarramendi, a former Real Sociedad and Real Madrid player, scored the equaliser. Dallas acquired the Basque midfielder on August 3.