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The Colorado Rapids beat the L.A. Galaxy on a 95th-minute goal to headline MLS action on Saturday.

March 12, 2016

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Marco Pappa scored in the 95th and final minute to give the Colorado Rapids a 1–0 victory over the Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday night in their home opener.

Colorado’s Kevin Doyle sent a high-arching chip pass into the area and Galaxy defender Daniel Steres attempted the clear it away. But Steres’s header went errantly to the left side of the box and Pappa picked it clean with a left-footed volley that glanced under the crossbar.

The referee had awarded five minutes of stoppage time and the game ended immediately after the ensuing kickoff.

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Pappa entered the game as a substitute for Dominique Badji in 67th minute. He was traded from the Seattle Sounders during the off-season and was making his home debut for the Rapids (1-1-0).

Goalkeeper Brian Rowe kept the Galaxy (1-1-0) in it with five of his seven saves in the second half.


SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jamison Olave scored on a header in the 86th minute in Real Salt Lake’s victory over Seattle.

Real Salt Lake (1-0-1) has won five straight home games against Seattle (0-2-0). The Sounders have not won at RSL in league play since May 28, 2011.

Osvaldo Alonso opened the scoring in the 28th minute for Seattle. Joevin Jonescrossed it into the box, Nelson Valdez forced a lunging save with a glancing touch and Nick Rimando’s punch out fell to Alonso at the far post. Sunny tied it in the 43rd after heading in Joao Plata’s corner kick. Sunny separated from his defender, Clint Dempsey, and found the upper right corner of the goal.

Olave out-jumped goalkeeper Tyler Miller for the winner. Joao Plata sent a free kick wide of the goal, Juan Manuel Martinez tracked it down at the baseline and one-touched a cross in front of goal.


MONTREAL (AP) — Ignacio Piatti scored his third goal of the season to help Montreal beat New York in the Impact’s home opener at Olympic Stadium.

Dominic Oduro opened the scoring for Montreal (2-0-0) in the 58th minute. Piatti scored in the 71st, and Anthony Jackson-Hamel added a goal in stoppage time.

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New York (0-2-0) was beaten by Montreal for the first time since March 23, 2013.

The Impact beat Vancouver 3–2 last week, with Piatti scoring twice.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Lee Nguyen’s right-footed shot hit the crossbar in the 55th minute and New England and D.C. United played to a scoreless draw.

Kelyn Rowe had an opening in the 93rd minute to put the Revolution (0-0-2) on top, but his right-footed shot from near the middle of the box missed wide left.

United (0-1-1) had a chance when Bobby Boswell headed down Julian Buescher’s corner in the 85th minute. It skidded through to the far side of the box where Nick DeLeon ripped it wide of the post.

The Revolution’s Bobby Shuttleworth and United's Travis Worra earned shutouts with three saves each. Worra made his first career start in place of injured Bill Hamid.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Chris Pontius scored two goals in Philadelphia’s victory over Columbus.

The Union (1-1-0) won for the first time in eight games at Columbus, and bounced back from a 2–0 loss at FC Dallas in their opener. The Crew dropped to 0-2-0.

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