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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Mauro Diaz scored on a free kick and set up a penalty and FC Dallas opened the season with a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night in coach Oscar Pareja's debut.

Diaz helped Dallas take a 2-1 lead in the 24th minute when he cut into the box in front of Jeb Brovsky and was pulled down from behind by the defender. Blas Perez, Dallas' leading scorer last season, rifled the penalty kick past Tony Perkins.

Less than two minutes into the second half, Diaz converted a right-footed, 20-yard free kick over the Impact wall to make it 3-1. Andrew Wenger cut it to one for Montreal on a header in the 65th minute

Montreal, playing its first game under former Chicago Fire coach Frank Klopas, opened the scoring in the 10th minute when Sanna Nyassi finished Justin Mapp's cross.

Fabian Castillo tied for Dallas in the 16th minute.

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