Luis Barraza celebrates the win with defender Anton Tinnerholm. (Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY)
It was a night of firsts for goalkeeper Luis Barraza.
Not only did he win his first Major League Soccer game with New York City FC Wednesday night, the 24-year-old also recorded his first shutout and registered his first assist.
Not too shabby.
His long goal set up Ismael Tajouri-Shradi’s goal in a 1-0 victory over CF Montreal at Red Bull Arena. The win snapped Montreal’s six-game unbeaten streak.
Watch the full highlights, including Luis Barraza's long-range link-up with Ismael Tajouri-Shradi, from a workmanlike performance that got us back in the winner's circle 🎥⤵️ #NYCFC pic.twitter.com/vkUtuIkQYm
— New York City FC (@NYCFC) July 22, 2021
The win boosted seventh-place City over the .500 mark at 6-5-2 and 20 points. Fifth-place Montreal (22) dropped to 6-4-4.
Barraza created the lone goal in the 29th minute on a goal kick down field to the racing Tajouri-Shradi. The ball bounced twice as the NYCFC forward beat Zorhan Bassong before lobbing the ball over goalkeeper James Pantemis.
NYCFC next will welcome Orlando City SC Sunday at 6 p.m.