Montreal, FC Dallas play to scoreless MLS draw

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Associated Press

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 7:03 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 20 at 7:03 PM

MONTREAL (AP) — The winless streaks dragged on for the Montreal Impact and FC Dallas, as the teams played to a scoreless draw on Saturday night.

Montreal (9-5-5) has gone five games without a victory, while Dallas (8-5-8) has not won since May 25 and is winless in seven — eight if a U.S. Open Cup game is counted.

The Impact drew their first sellout of the season of 20,801, a record at Saputo Stadium, where some space was added this year. Despite the fans' roars, they saw the Impact shut out at home for the first time this season.

Montreal controlled the ball and created chance after chance, but without absent scoring leader Marco Di Vaio, never connected for a goal.

Jeb Brovsky's blast was stopped by Raul Fernandez in the 78th minute, and Daniele Paponi just missed Sanna Nyassi's pass before both were substituted late in the game.

It was a first 0-0 draw of the year for the Impact and a second in four games for Dallas.

Di Vaio missed the game to attend to a family matter in Italy. His spot was taken by Nyassi, who paired with Paponi up front.

Dallas was without suspended forward Fabian Castillo, while forward Blas Perez is off for national team duty with Panama.

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