Atlanta spoils expansion Nashville’s opener with 2-1 win
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Emerson Hyndman scored in the 37th minute in Atlanta United’s 2-1 victory over Nashville, spoiling the expansion team’s MLS debut Saturday night.
Ezequiel Barco also scored in the ninth minute for Atlanta, the 2018 MLS Cup winners who won both the U.S. Open Cup and Campeones Cup last season.
Walker Zimmerman scored the first goal for Nashville off a set piece in the 28th minute, giving the biggest crowd ever to see a soccer game in the state of Tennessee something to celebrate.
The 30,000 fans who filled the lower bowl at Nissan Stadium stood from start to finish. A handful of NFL players also were on hand, including Titans Pro Bowl punter Brett Kern and teammate Cory Davis along with San Francisco tight end George Kittle.
RAPIDS 2, D.C. UNITED 1
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Lewis scored in the second minute of extra time to give Colorado the victory over D.C. United in the first game of the 25th MLS season.
The ball found Lewis at close range during a scramble inside the box and he put it inside the the near post for the winner.
New-look D.C. United, now without Wayne Rooney and Luciano Acosta on the attack, got the first goal of the season in the 60th minute. Russell Canouse converted a header from the 6-yard line at the back post on a corner from Julian Gressel.
Just six minutes later, Kei Kamara tied it on a header after a long service from Jack Price.
GALAXY 1, DYNAMO 1, TIE
HOUSTON (AP) — Mauro Manotas scored the tying goal for Houston in the 64th minute in the Dynammo’s draw with Los Angeles.
Mexican forward Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez made his debut for Los Angeles, and Tab Ramos directed Houston for the first time as head coach.
Manotas tied it with a shot 17 yards away from the left side of the penalty box.
Cristian Pavon scored for the Galaxy in the 13th minute with a shot 20 yards out from the edge of the box, with goalkeeper David Bingham getting an assist.
TORONTO FC 2, EARTHQUAKES 2, TIE
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Oswaldo Alanis scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time to give San Jose the tie with Toronto FC.
Alanis scored on a 30-yard shot from the left side of the penalty box.
Andy Rios pulled San Jose within one in the 53rd minute, scoring from the the left side.
Alejandro Pozuelo opened the scoring for Toronto on a penalty shot in the 40th minute, and Richie Laryea made it 2-0 in the 51st minute from the right side of the box.
IMPACT 2, REVOLUTION 1
MONTREAL (AP) — Maximiliano Urruti broke a tie with a long shot in the 80th minute in Montreal’s comeback victory over New England.
Romell Quioto scored in the first half, and Clement Diop made five saves in Thierry Henry’s MLS coaching debut.
Teal Bunbury scored for the Revolution.
FC DALLAS 2, UNION 0
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Zdenek Ondrasek and Paxton Pomykal scored and Jesse Gonzalez made three saves to help FC Dallas beat Philadelphia.
Ondrasek opened the scoring in the 61st minute on a shot from the center of the box. Pomykal connected ion the first minute of stoppage time with a shot from 15 yards from the right side of the box.
Andre Blake made three saves for Philadelphia.
REAL SALT LAKE 0, ORLANDO CITY 0
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Zac Macmath made two saves for Real Salt Lake in a scoreless draw with Orlando City.
Orlando City outshot Real Salt Lake 5-2, with two shots on goal to one for Real Salt Lake.
Pedro Gallese saved the only shot he faced for Orlando City.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY 3, WHITECAPS 1
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Gadi Kinda broke a tie in the 39th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Vancouver.
Kinda gave Kansas City a 2-1 lead with a long blast into the upper right corner.
Alan Pulido opened the scoring for Sporting in the 17 minute, and Jake Nerwinski tied it in the 28th. Erik Hurtado completed the scoring for Kansas City in second-half extra time.
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