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Kreamalmeyer leads Impact past weakened FC Dallas side


Luke Kreamalmeyer led the way as the Montreal Impact finally beat an MLS team in preseason play.

After loss to Portland and Sporting Kansas City, Montreal defeated FC Dallas 3-0 Wednesday in Arizona. But it has to be noted that FCD left most of its starting lineup well away from the pitch for this game. No sign of league MVP David Ferreira, striker Brek Shea, midfielder Daniel Hernandez or Winnipeg-raised defender Ugo Ihemelu. Regular starting keeper Kevin Hartman didn’t play, either.

Chris Seitz, the American keeper who played at the U-20 World Cup in Canada back in ’07 — and struggled with Philadelphia last year — got the start and played the first half.

In the first half, ex-Toronto FC striker Ali Gerba had nothing but an open net to deposit the ball into after some great work from Kreamalmeyer, who played with AC St. Louis last season — and has a handful of games worth of MLS experience back in the early days of Real Salt Lake’s existence.

Kreamalmeyer and Idriss Ech-Chergui scored second-half goals for the Impact, who plays its final season in the NASL in 2011 before moving to MLS in 2012 — and offers the best chance for Gerba and Kreamalmeyer the chance to get back to the first division of North American pro soccer.

FC Dallas came close to a first-half goal, but Bruno Guarda’s drive from distance — after beating Impact keeper Bill Gaudette — crashed off the woodwork.

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One Comment

  1. kourtnie

    March 4, 2011 at 7:55 am

    yeah nice

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