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Goals from Mauro Diaz, Blas Perez and Fabian Castillo cap the first win in the Oscar Pareja era.

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The Oscar Pareja era got underway with a bang on Saturday night in Frisco. The high-flying attack saw goals from Fabian Castillo, Blas Perez and Mauro Diaz as FC Dallas downs the Montreal Impact 3-2.

The Impact drew first blood with a goal from Sanna Nyassi in the 10th minute. Montreal would find a breakthrough in the 10th minute of the match as Nyassi got on the end of a solid cross from Justin Mapp. FCD failed to get numbers back on the play and Montreal made sure to capitalize on the early mistake.

FCD would respond in the 16th minute with a nice give an go between Castillo and Je-Vaughn Watson. The Jamaican midfielder tipped the ball up to Perez and his through ball to Castillo opened up space for the speedy Colombian to tie the game up at one apiece.

Castillo nearly got a second got in the 20th minute on a breakaway as Benitez sent him a great through ball but Castillo found himself just slightly offside on the play.

Dallas would take the lead in the 24th minute as Perez would finish a penalty kick. The penalty was set up thanks to Diaz's hard work on the right wing. The Young Designated Player raced down the sideline, cut into the penalty box before he was dragged down by Montreal defender Jeb Brovsky.

FCD would pick up where they left off in the start of the second half. Castillo would send in a ball to Perez on the edge of the penalty box, a Montreal defender would intercept it but FCD earned a free kick due to a hand ball on the play. Diaz would take the ensuing free kick. He would bend it around the Montreal wall for the game's third goal.

The Impact had their chances early in the match as they nearly got on the board in the first minute of the game thanks to a great corner kick that landed right in the middle of the box with Eric Miller. The rookie defender got a shot by Jair Benitez was able to block the first shot and a second one by Hassoun Camara right on the FCD goal line.

In the 65th minute, the Impact would get one back as Felipe took some space on the left side of the Dallas defense. After a couple dribbles he sent in a good ball to Andrew Wenger, who headed home the Impact's second goal of the night.

Dallas would manage to hold off the attack of the Impact late in the game to earn the first win for Pareja in Frisco.