2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Matteo Mancosu (5' OG)
  • Mauro Díaz (18' PEN)

FC Dallas downs Montreal Impact to stay undefeated at home

Dallas 2-0 Montreal: Early goals lift Dallas- Via MLS (2:00)

Jesse Gonzalez recorded his 18th career shutout and Dallas remain unbeaten at home with a 2-0 win over Montreal. (2:00)

Jesse Gonzalez had four saves to record his second shutout of the season and FC Dallas moved into a tie for first place in the Western Conference with a 2-0 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.

It was the 18th career shutout for Gonzalez who was making his 50th career MLS start. The victory extended FC Dallas' winning streak to four games and unbeaten streak to seven games. The Lobos remained undefeated at home and now have 29 points for the season, equaling Sporting Kansas City, who drew 0-0 on Saturday night at Portland.

Mauro Diaz scored his second goal of the season on a first-half penalty kick. The Lobos also tallied on an own-goal by Impact forward Matteo Mancosu.

Evan Bush had six saves for Montreal, which fell into 10th place in the Eastern Conference, three points ahead of last place D.C. United who lost 2-1 later on Saturday night in Seattle.

FC Dallas took a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the contest on the own-goal by Mancosu. Diaz curled a set-piece pass from about five yards outside the penalty box into a crowd, where Montreal defender Rudy Camacho headed the ball off the back of Mancosu's head and into the open net. The play was originally ruled offside, but the goal was ruled good after the video assistant referee showed that no FC Dallas player had touched the ball inside the box.

Forward Maxi Urruti, making his 100th MLS career start, drew a foul from Camacho in the penalty area to set the stage for a penalty kick by Diaz. The 27-year forward from Argentina converted with a kick just inside the left post and past the fingertips of a diving Bush to make it 2-0 in the 18th minute.

The Impact, who lost for the fifth time in their last six games, have allowed an MLS-worst 31 goals this season.

FC Dallas improved to 4-0-0 all-time against Montreal at home and also extended their home unbeaten streak to 15 games.

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Major League Soccer Standings

1 Atlanta United FC 17 +14 34
2 New York City FC 16 +11 31
3 New York Red Bulls 15 +17 29
4 Columbus Crew SC 18 +4 27
5 New England Revolution 16 +4 24
6 Philadelphia Union 16 -1 21
7 Chicago Fire 17 -5 20
8 Orlando City SC 16 -9 19
9 Montreal Impact 17 -11 18
10 Toronto FC 15 -5 15
11 DC United 12 -5 10

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1 Sporting Kansas City 16 +15 32
2 FC Dallas 15 +7 29
3 LAFC 15 +7 27
4 Real Salt Lake 16 -10 23
5 Portland Timbers 14 +2 23
6 Vancouver Whitecaps 17 -8 23
7 Houston Dynamo 15 +7 21
8 LA Galaxy 15 -1 20
9 Minnesota United FC 15 -10 16
10 Seattle Sounders FC 14 -7 12
11 Colorado Rapids 15 -9 12
12 San Jose Earthquakes 16 -7 11

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