FC Dallas Faces Narrow Loss to CF Montréal Despite Strong Debuts and Historic Goal

FC Dallas Faces Narrow Loss to CF Montréal Despite Strong Debuts and Historic Goal

FRISCO, Texas, March 2, 2024 – FC Dallas encountered a setback in their 2024 MLS campaign, falling 2-1 to CF Montréal on a vibrant Saturday night at Toyota Stadium. Despite the loss, the match was notable for several landmark moments for the team, including impactful debuts and a memorable first goal in the league.

Petar Musa, the newly signed forward, made an instant impact by scoring his first MLS goal, marking a significant milestone as the 15th player in FC Dallas history to score in his MLS regular season debut. Musa's goal in the 46th minute, initially disallowed for offside, was later validated by VAR, highlighting his promising start with the club.

The match also saw the FC Dallas debut of newcomers Patrickson Delgado and Omar Gonzalez. Delgado, an Ecuadorian international midfielder on loan from Independiente del Valle, made his presence felt after entering the match at halftime. Gonzalez, a Dallas native and a significant addition to the team's defense, started his first game of the 2024 season, reinforcing the backline.

Adding to the evening's excitement, FC Dallas unveiled their "Burn Baby Burn" secondary kit for the 2024 season, playing in front of a sellout crowd of 19,096 fans. This marked the second sellout at Toyota Stadium for the season, underscoring the strong support from the FC Dallas faithful.

Looking ahead, FC Dallas is set to embark on their first road trip of the season, facing the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Saturday, March 9. The upcoming match, which will be broadcast on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, the FC Dallas app, and Talk Radio 1190 AM, presents an opportunity for the team to bounce back and continue building momentum in the early stages of the season.

Despite the evening's loss, the debut performances and the breakthrough goal from Musa provide FC Dallas with positive takeaways as they continue to integrate their new signings and refine their play for the challenges ahead in the 2024 MLS season.