Galaxy beaten in MLS opener

Landon Donovan: Disappointing defeat for LA Galaxy

Landon Donovan: Disappointing defeat for LA Galaxy

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Landon Donovan could not encourage the Los Angeles Galaxy as his facet opened the new MLS season with a 1-0 loss to Real Salt Lake.

Donovan wants only one purpose to grow to be Major League Soccer’s all-time main scorer.

Salt Lake goalkeeper Nick Rimando was in inspired form to frustrate the Galaxy, who were eventually undone by Joao Plata’s 80th minute aim.

The Seattle Sounders left it even later to score the winner in their 1-zero victory over Sporting Kansas Metropolis, with substitute Chad Barrett scoring in stoppage time.

Federico Higuain netted twice in a 3-zero win for the Columbus Crew over DC United.

Jairo Arrieta opened the scoring earlier than Higuain obtained a second from the penalty spot in the twenty seventh minute before sealing it with a stoppage-time strike.

The Houston Dynamo received their campaign beneath approach with a convincing four-zero victory over the New England Revolution.

Will Bruin scored twice in the opening thirteen minutes before Boniek Garcia made it three-0 with 23 minutes gone. Omar Cummings added the gloss late on.

There was additionally an enormous win for the Vancouver Whitecaps as they beat the New York Red Bulls 4-1.

Kenny Miller opened the scoring from the penalty spot after 34 minutes. Sebastian Fernandez then doubled the lead four minutes into the second half before Miller’s second with 13 minutes left.

Pedro Morales added a fourth late on earlier than Bradley Wright-Phillips got New York on the board at the loss of life.

FC Dallas came from behind to beat the Montreal Affect three-2.

The Canadian aspect led by means of Sanna Nyassi after 10 minutes, however Fabian Castillo cancelled that out six minutes later and Blas Perez had the Texans in entrance with a penalty in the twenty fourth minute.

Mauro Diaz added a 3rd at first of the second half, and Andrew Wenger’s sixty fifth minute strike was not sufficient for Montreal.

Gaston Fernandez scored in the ninetieth minute to salvage a 1-1 draw for the Portland Timbers towards the Philadelphia Union, who had led via Jack McInerney’s 64th minute opener.

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