A first in the history of CF Montreal

A first in the history of CF Montreal

On Saturday it was the first night for CF Montreal against FC Dallas.

For the first time in its history, Bleu-Blanc-Noir won at Toyota Stadium in Frisco. The Belle Province club triumphed with a score of 2 to 1, earning their first win of 2024.

Prior to today's clash, CF Montreal had a 0-4-1 record against FC Dallas on home soil.

It was striker Josef Martinez's first goal in the Montreal team's jersey that tipped the scales in favor of the guests. In the 60th minute, the 30-year-old Venezuelan broke away from his decker deep in the penalty area and received the baton from Ruan. He then skillfully pushed the ball between the legs of goalkeeper Maarten Paes.

CF Montreal also scored the first goal of this duel. Jules-Anthony Vilsaint went there in the 20th minute with a powerful right-footed shot from near the ground. The ball found its way and moved the strings. For the native of the Quebec metropolis, it was his second career goal in Major League Soccer (MLS).

FC Dallas responded in stoppage time in the first half. Striker Petar Musa completed a nice build-up from his teammates and put the ball past goalkeeper Jonathan Sirois. However, the official needed the video recording before awarding the goal to the man, who was playing his first game in the MLS after a €9 million (just over $13 million) transfer.

Sirois also finished his match with six saves.

CF Montreal will play its third game of the season against Lionnel Messi and Inter Miami at Lockhart Stadium on Sunday, March 10.