Kellyn Acosta scored in the 69th minute and FC Dallas beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 in a Major League Soccer opener Saturday.

March 04, 2017

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Kellyn Acosta scored in the 69th minute and FC Dallas beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-1 in a Major League Soccer opener Saturday.

Defending MLS Supporters' Shield champion Dallas spoiled the debut of Galaxy coach Curt Onalfo, who replaced Bruce Arena.

The Galaxy's Giovani dos Santos scored on a penalty kick in the 57th minute to make it 1-1, but Acosta split two defenders and shot to the bottom corner of the near post.

Maximiliano Urruti scored the opening goal in the 47th minute. Urruti split two defenders and fired his shot from outside the 18-yard box and into the back of the net.

FC Dallas squandered an opportunity in the 33rd. Dave Romney deflected a header shot, and the ball went right to FC Dallas' Michael Barrios, who then took a shot past goalkeeper Brian Rowe, but Jelle Van Damme cleared Barrios' point-blank shot from the goal line.

The Galaxy opened the season without last season's leading scorer, Robbie Keane, as well as Landon Donovan and Mike Magee.

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Dominique Badji scored, Zac McMath made three saves and Colorado beat New England in their opener.

Badji drew a foul on Benjamin Angoua, setting up a free kick by Dillon Powers near the right corner. Kevin Doyle's header bounced off the far post before Jared Watts and goalkeeper Cody Copper converged on the ball, sending it high in the air and Badji's header from inside the 6-yard box found the back of the net in the 52nd minute.


SANDY, Utah (AP) — Nick Rimando made three saves for Real Salt Lake, including two against Sebastian Giovinco, to help Real Salt Lake tie defending Eastern Conference champion Toronto FC.

Giovinco was given a yellow card for unsporting behavior in the 82nd minute. He has 39 goals in two seasons and was the 2015 MLS Golden Boot winner.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — David Accam turned a defender around and scored in 73rd minute to give Chicago the draw with Columbus in the season opener.

Dax McCarty intercepted a pass at midfield and quickly put the ball forward to John Gossens, who slotted it ahead to Accam. Accam dribbled into the box where he turned around a Crew defender before rolling a shot into the far right corner. Ethan Finlay scored for Columbus in the 17th minute.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Hamid made five saves, including one late against Dom Dwyer, to help D.C. United tie Sporting Kansas City in the team's last Major League Soccer home opener at RFK Stadium.

United has played at RFK since their debut in 1996. The team will play at Audi Field next season.

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