Thursday, March 3, 2011
FC Dallas drop Arizona exhibition to Montreal Impact
By Buzz Carrick
A team of reserves, trialists, and draft picks lost to the Montreal Impact 3-0 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday after arriving from Florida earlier that day. Ali Gerba, Luke Kreamalmeyer and Idriss Ech Chergui scored for Montreal.
This game featured one of the first sightings of one of the newest FC Dallas home grown players, Jonathan Top, who came on the 66th minute. Josh Lambo got a rare bit of playing time, as did Peri Marosevic, Victor Ulloa, Andrew Wiedeman, and Bryan Leyva. Draftpick and potential striker/winger Charlie Campbell played 90 minutes at outside back.
Trialist Christian Arrieta got a 90 minute run, while Maykel Galindo and Kevin Gall each got a half.
Dallas remains in Phoenix through Tuesday, March 8. The defending Western Conference Champions' next match is scheduled for Saturday, March 5 against the Arizona Sahuaros.
MON - Ali Gerba (Luke Kreamalmeyer) 21
MON - Kreamalmeyer 53
MON - Idriss Ech Chergui 76
Antonio Ribeiro (caution) 4
Hassoun Camara (caution) 44
Bruno Guarda (caution) 44
Richard Pelletier (caution) 79
FC Dallas - Chris Seitz (Josh Lambo 46), Moises Hernandez, Christian Arrieta, Scott Gordon, Charlie Campbell, Bobby Warshaw (Jonathan Top 66), Eric Avila (Victor Ulloa 46), Andrew Jacobson (Peri Marosevic 46), Bruno Guarda, Maykel Galindo (Kevin Gall 46), Andrew Wiedeman (Bryan Leyva 46).
Montreal Impact - Bill Gaudette (Evan Bush 62), Philippe Billy (Bonheur Aubey 81), Hassoun Camara (Kevin Cossette 87), Leonardo Di Lorenzo, Ali Gerba (Idriss Ech Chergui 64), Kevin Hatchi (Felix Cardin 88), Luke Kreamalmeyer, Pierre-Roudolph Mayard, Nevio Pizzolitto, Antonio Ribeiro (Simon Gatti 68), Zurab Tsiskaridze (Nevio Pelletier 66).