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Late goals from Mauro Diaz and Maxi Urruti guide FC Dallas over Montreal Impact

Three points in the pocket as FC Dallas downs Montreal.

MLS: Montreal Impact at FC Dallas Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

It took nearly 80 minutes but FC Dallas were able to put away the Montreal Impact Saturday night with a 2-0 win.

FCD got two second half goals from Mauro Diaz and Maximiliano Urruti to help seal the three points and the shutout.

Six minutes into the match FC Dallas got the first chance of the game thanks to some clever passing in the midfield between Fabian Castillo and Diaz. After a brief give-and-go, Diaz sprung Castillo open and then he could find the run of Urruti over the top of the Montreal defense. Urruti would go in one-on-one with Montreal keeper Evan Bush but his shot would get headed off the goal line by Laurent Ciman.

Both sides traded possession for the majority of the first half but the Impact would get a quality chance of their own in the 38th minute on a counter attack. The ball would get played forward to Dominic Oduro on the right side, the former FC Dallas forward then played a ball across the goal where Lucas Ontivero put a shot in right at Jesse Gonzalez.

In the 60th minute the Impact began to mount another strong charge on the Dallas defense. Harry Shipp would play Ontivero open in the middle of the field. The Montreal attacker then took a shot 35 yards out that would force Gonzalez to make a save out for a corner kick.

Dallas finally got their breakthrough in the 79th minute on a set piece from Diaz, after he got fouled outside the penalty box. Diaz's free kick would float over the Montreal way and freeze Bush and find the back of the net.

FCD got an insurance goal in the 87th minute from Urruti. Gonzalez played forward to Tesho Akindele, who headed the ball onto the run of Urruti. The Argentine forward then chipped the ball over Bush and into the far corner of the goal.

FC Dallas returns to action next week as they travel east to take on D.C. United.