FC Dallas Vs Montreal Impact: Player ratings – Late heroics

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TEXAS CITY, TX – MARCH 07: Ricardo Pepi #16 of FC Dallas celebrates with his team mates 2nd goal for his team during an MLS match between FC Dallas and Montreal Impact at Toyota Stadium on March 7, 2020 in Texas City, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

A second-half stoppage-time goal saw FC Dallas earn a point against the visiting Montreal Impact. Here are the player ratings.

A late equalizer from Ricardo Pepi allowed FC Dallas to escape with a point against the Montreal Impact. Despite a brace from Maxi Urruti, the Impact were unable to hold their two-goal lead. They began to fall apart after Zdenek Ondrasek scored to bring Dallas back into the match.

Saturday’s draw allows both clubs to remain undefeated and continue strong starts to their respective seasons.

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Here are the player ratings from the exhilarating 2-2 draw.

TEXAS CITY, TX – MARCH 07: Zdenek Ondrasek #13 of FC Dallas celebrates the 1st goal for his team during an MLS match between FC Dallas and Montreal Impact at Toyota Stadium on March 7, 2020 in Texas City, Texas. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

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Jesse Gonzalez – 6

There were not a whole lot of opportunities for Jesse Gonzalez to have a fair chance to make a big save. Both of Urruti’s goals were not his fault — the second goal took a couple of deflections before it landed at the feet of Urruti. It was just one of those matches in which the goalkeeper could do little to keep out the goals.

Reggie Cannon – 7

A huge performance late in the second half from Reggie Cannon was one of the reasons FC Dallas were able to take a point from this match. The right-back assisted their first goal when he produced a pinpoint cross for Ondrasek and was also involved in the build-up for the equalizer.

Matt Hedges – 7

One of the consistent performers on the backline for FC Dallas was Matt Hedges. The center-back had five tackles and completed 92% of his passes.

Reto Ziegler – 6

Despite letting in two goals, the Dallas backline held well for most of the match. Reto Ziegler did well to compliment his teammate Hedges at the center of the defensive line though was not the same commanding presence.

Ryan Hollingshead – 6

Dallas left-back Ryan Hollingshead did not get a full week of training in but still managed to put together a rather strong performance. One of the blemishes was allowing Zachary Brault-Guillard to breeze past him en route to the Impact’s second goal.

Tanner Tessmann – 6

Another week in the starting XI for Tanner Tessmann. The newly signed Homegrown Player did not have as strong of a performance as he did against the Philadelphia Union. However, he should continue to be a huge part of the squad in the coming matches.

Thiago Santos – 7

Thiago Santos has been very effective for Dallas. The new signing picked up an assist for Ondrasek’s goal and showed an impressive work-rate throughout.

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Michael Barrios – 7

A very lively threat, Michael Barrios caused problems for the Impact backline multiple times during the match. He was a key player who contributed to the second-half comeback. His cross in the 95th minute allowed Pepi to score the equalizer.

Jesus Ferreira – 6

Jesus Ferriera is still searching for his first goal of the season. Last season’s leading scorer for Dallas had a massive chance to open the scoring but his shot went right to Clement Diop.

Fafa Picault – 6

Fafa Picault had a great work ethic as usual and tried to make life as difficult as possible for the opposing defense but often lacked the necessary quality to truly hurt Montreal.

Zdenek Ondrasek – 8

Goals keep coming for Zdenek Ondrasek. The Czech striker was dangerous in the box during the course of the match which resulted in his second goal of the season. He really is looking like a player who could go on to score 15 or more goals this year.

Santiago Mosquera – 6

The first appearance for Santiago Mosquera this season came in the second half. He replaced Picault but did not have a huge impact from the bench.

Paxton Pomykal – 6

For the second consecutive match, Paxton Pomykal came on as a second-half substitute for Dallas. He has appeared to be in decent form thus far as he is slowly being reintroduced back into the squad after his offseason surgery.

Ricardo Pepi – 8

At just 17, Ricardo Pepi scored perhaps one of the biggest goals of his career thus far. The forward turned out to be the hero in this match and opened his season in style.

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