Montreal Impact vs. FC Dallas | 2019 MLS Match Preview

2019 MLS Regular Season Week 24
Montreal Impact vs. FC Dallas
Stade Saputo – Montreal
August 17 – 7:30 PM ET



Sitting perilously on the playoff line in the Eastern Conference, the Montreal Impact look to snap out of a malaise that has seen them lose six of their last seven league games when they host an FC Dallas side looking to rebound from a midweek loss at the LA Galaxy.

The Impact (10-13-3) rallied from a two-goal first-half deficit, but conceded late to fall to the Chicago Fire 3-2 at SeatGeek Stadium Saturday night. Montreal shifted gears Wednesday and defeated Calvary FC 1-0 on the road in the Canadian Championship semifinals. Anthony Jackson-Hamel scored the lone goal in the 13th minute as the Impact advanced to the final 3-1 on aggregate. 

FC Dallas (10-10-6) couldn't build momentum from an emotional home win over Minnesota United, falling at the LA Galaxy, 2-0, Wednesday night. Zlatan Ibrahimovic struck for a second-half brace, breaking the stalemate in the 68th minute before sealing the game with an 82nd-minute penalty kick.

Montreal vs. FC Dallas

Saturday, August 17 at 7:30 PM ET
Stade Saputo

FC Dallas

Montreal Impact

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Victor Cabrera (D) - arm injury
    • OUT: Daniel Kinumbe (D) - knee injury
    • OUT: Ignacio Piatti (M) - adductor injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Jorge Corrales (D)
  • International duty:  None

FC Dallas

Project Starting XI
  • Injury Report:
    • QUESTIONABLE: Zdenek Ondrase (F) - lower body strain
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:  None
  • International duty:  None

Series Matchup at Impact

  • Impact: 1 win, 3 goals
  • FC Dallas: 1 win, 3 goals
  • 1 draw


  • Referee: Ted Unkel
  • Assistant Referees:  Kathryn Nesbitt, Andrew Bigelow
  • 4th Official:  Yusri Rudolf
  • VAR:  Ricardo Salazar