Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scores as CF Montreal falls to New York City FC

CF Montreal forward Bjorn Johnsen, left, fights for the ball against NYCFC defender Gudmundur Thórarinsson during an MLS soccer match Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in Harrison, N.J. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP)

HARRISON, N.J. -- Ismael Tajouri-Shradi scored off a long pass from goalkeeper Luis Barraza and New York City FC beat CF Montreal 1-0 on Wednesday night to end a two-game losing streak.

Tajouri-Shradi raced in from the right side to control Barraza's kick down the centre of the field, beating defender Zorhan Bassong to the ball and chipping it over goalkeeper James Pantemis from the centre of the box in the 29th minute.

Barraza made one save to help NYC improve to 6-5-2.

Montreal dropped to 6-4-4.

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