The game marked the first time that Designated Player Cristian Colman scored in a MLS game. Colman picked up two second half goals to help lift FC Dallas to victory.
FC Dallas came out with some good pressure in this game as they nearly found the back of the net in the 14th minute Michael Barrios collected the ball on the wing and then sent in a cross to Maxi Urruti that the Argentine then slid across to Roland Lamah. The veteran winger then found the run of Ryan Hollingshead up the wing but his shot wasn’t able to beat Evan Bush.
Colman nearly found the back of the net in the 21st minute. Hollingshead and Lamah combined again on the left flank before crossing the ball into the box where Colman got a foot on it. As the ball beat Bush it was cleared off the line. Referee Robert Sibiga was unable to verify the ball had crossed the line although video replay, which will be implemented by Major League Soccer beginning Aug. 5, clearly showed the ball had crossed the goal line.
Montreal found the breakthrough before the end of the first half when Michael Salazar got his head on a cross played into the area by Matteo Mancosu.
Dallas didn’t remain behind for long in the second half as Colman found the first of his two goals in the 52nd minute. Lamah got the ball on the wing and played a quick one-two combination with Atiba Harris before sending it to the other side to Urruti who then played it quick to the far post for Colman. The Paraguayan hammered home his first MLS goal on the back post.
Ten minutes later Colman was at it again as he was played a long ball over the Montreal defense by Carlos Gruezo. Colman beat Bush and then chipped in his second goal, a game-winner.
FC Dallas will return home next week as they host the Vancouver Whitecaps.