Wayne Rooney record an assist in his D.C. United debut as the team opened up Audi Field with a massive win over the Vancouver Whitecaps while the LA Galaxy came back late to beat the Revs. 

By Associated Press
July 14, 2018

WASHINGTON — Paul Arriola scored two goals on Saturday night and D.C. United celebrated the opening of Audi Stadium with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

United (3-7-5) also showed off their summer signing by debuting Wayne Rooney, who entered as a substitute in the 58th minute. The English star assisted on Arriola's second goal, a deep blast that made it 3-0 in the 80th minute.

Yamil Asad scored the stadium's historic opener in the 27th minute with a right-footed bender from the top of the penalty arc to finish a square pass from Zoltan Stieber.

Arriola doubled the lead in the 69th minute with a two-touch finish from 10 yards out.

Alphonso Davies broke up David Ousted's shutout a minute from the final whistle with a rocket from the right corner of the area for Vancouver (7-8-5).

LA Galaxy 3, New England Revolution 2

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Chris Pontius scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the 93rd minute, and the 10-man the Los Angeles Galaxy rallied with two stoppage-time goals to beat the 10-man New England Revolution 3-2 on Saturday night.

Dave Romney made it 2-all for the Galaxy (8-7-4) with a header to finish Romain Alessandrini's corner in the 92nd minute.

The Revolution (7-5-7) spent most of the game down a man, but took a 2-1 lead on Luis Caicedo's goal late in the first half and held that edge until the Galaxy's late outburst.

The Revs' Cristian Penilla was sent off in the 23rd minute for kicking back at Alessandrini after getting knocked to the ground.

Diego Fagundez opened the scoring five minutes later for New England and Pontius scored his first goal in the 38th minute for LA.

Ashley Cole was shown his second yellow card in the 85th minute and was sent off for the Galaxy.

The Galaxy's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was held out to rest.

Minnesota United 3, Real Salt Lake 1

MINNEAPOLIS — Ibson Barreto da Silva scored and Darwin Quintero added a goal and two assists to help Minnesota United beat Real Salt Lake 3-1 on Saturday night.

Minnesota (7-11-1) has won two of its last three after losing three straight.

Ibson rolled a cross from Quintero just inside the post to open the scoring in the 51st minute. Quintero, on the right side of the area, cut back to evade a defender and tapped it to Ibson for the side-footed finish, past a diving Nick Rimando, from near the spot.

Quintero, from the top-right corner of the box, chipped it over Rimando's head into the far corner of the net in the 62nd and then bent a pass around defender to a charging Miguel Ibarra who tapped in the first-timer from the center of the box that made it 3-0 in the 68th minute.

Joao Plata scored in the 77th and 85th minutes for Real Salt Lake (9-9-2).

NYCFC 2, Columbus Crew SC 0

NEW YORK — Jesus Medina scored his fourth MLS goal and Sean Johnson had five saves to help New York City FC beat the Columbus Crew 2-0 on Saturday night.

Johnson has three consecutive shutouts, giving him a career-high and MLS-leading eight this season.

Medina chipped in from the top of the 6-yard box to open the scoring in the 80th minute. Jonathan Lewis intercepted a pass from goalkeeper Zack Steffen and ripped a first-timer off the left post, but the rebound went directly back to Lewis. He slipped around two defenders and rolled a cross to Medina, who casually trapped it before finishing into an open net.

New York Red Bulls 3, Sporting Kansas City 2

HARRISON, N.J. — Marc Rzatkowski scored two goals after the 71st minute to rally the New York Red Bulls to a 3-2 win over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.

Rzatkowski entered as a substitute in the 60th minute for Alejandro Romero Gamarra and made it 2-all for the Red Bulls (11-5-2) with his first MLS goal—a left-footed shot from inside the penalty arc to finish Tyler Adams' pass in the 72nd. Rzatkowski settled Sean Davis' pass in the 79th and sent a rocket into the upper left corner that got through despite a deflection of goalkeeper Tim Melia.

Roger Espinoza gave Sporting KC (9-5-6) a 2-1 lead in the 51st minute with a rising blast from just beyond the right side of the area.

Bradley Wright-Phillips and Johnny Russell traded goals early in the game. Wright-Phillips finished Gamarra's pass with a chip over the onrushing Melia in the fourth minute and Russell punched home Graham Zusi's cross from close range in the eighth.

It was Red Bulls head coach Chris Armas' first MLS win.

New York City (12-4-4) has outscored its opponents 27-4 and is unbeaten, with one tie, in 11 home matches this season. NYCFC was without three of its top four scorers this season: David Villa, Ismael Tajouri-Shradi and Jo Inge Berget. That trio has 20 of the team's 40 goals this season.

Columbus (8-7-6) was shutout for the fourth time in its last five games.

FC Dallas 3, Chicago Fire 1

FRISCO, Texas — Carlos Gruezo scored his second MLS goal to help FC Dallas beat the Chicago Fire 3-1 on Saturday night.

FC Dallas (10-3-5) is unbeaten in 11 home matches this season and has won three of its last four overall.

Gruezo, a 23-year-old midfielder, side-footed a volley, off a cross from Reggie Cannon, to give FC Dallas a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute.

Kellyn Acosta doubled the advantage in the 74th, blasting a left-footer from outside the box just inside the far post and Reto Ziegler converted from the spot to make it 3-0 in the 81st minute.

Chicago's Brandt Bronico scored his first MLS goal in the 86th.

The Fire (6-9-5), who played a man down after Drew Connor was shown his second yellow card in the 70th minute, have lost three games in a row and have just one win in their last seven.

FC Dallas outshot Chicago 22-6.

Orlando City 2, Toronto FC 1

ORLANDO, Fla. — Chris Schuler scored his first MLS goal since 2014 to help Orlando City beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Saturday night and snap a franchise-record nine-game losing streak.

Orlando City (7-11-1) won for the first time since beating Real Salt Lake 3-1 on May 6. Orlando City's skid was tied for the third-longest in MLS history. The New York Red Bulls lost 12 in a row in 1999 and Real Salt Lake lost 10 straight in 2005.

Schuler, a 30-year-old defender, headed home the rebound of a long-range shot by Dom Dwyer from point-blank range in the 34th minute.

Dwyer doubled the advantage in the 48th when he blasted a left-footer from the top of the arc past the outstretched arms of a diving Alexander Bono.

Earl Edwards Jr., making his second career appearance, had three saves in his first MLS win.

Nick Hagglund scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time for Toronto (4-11-4), which is winless—with four losses—in its last six matches.

Colorado Rapids 0, Houston Dynamo 0

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Tim Howard made a point-blank save late in the first half and the Colorado Rapids held on for a scoreless draw with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday night.

Luis Gil was sprung by Tomas Martinez's through ball but Howard made the reaction to stop Gil's shot and keep it scoreless for the Rapids (4-11-4). Howard finished with two saves for his fourth shutout of the season.

Joe Willis had three saves for his third clean sheet of the year for the Dynamo (7-6-5).

Montreal Impact 2, San Jose Earthquakes 0

MONTREAL — Saphir Taider and Ignacio Piatti scored as the Montreal Impact cruised to a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

Evan Bush had two saves to earn his seventh clean sheet of the season for Montreal (9-12-0), which extended its winning streak at home to five games.

Montreal bounced back after a 3-0 loss in New York on Wednesday. It was the Impact's fifth win in the past six games.

The Earthquakes (2-11-6) are now winless in their last 10 matches (0-6-4) dating back to May 12.

Taider gave Montreal the lead in the eighth minute. The 26-year-old got a pass from Piatti in the box and settled the bouncing ball with his right foot before firing a shot into the corner of the net with his left. San Jose defender Shea Salinas gave Taider too much space on the play and the Impact midfielder made the visitors pay with his fourth goal of the season.

Piatti sealed the win with his 10th goal of the year in the 74th minute.

Tensions were high between Earthquakes coach Mikael Stahre and a few of his players. Stahre removed starter Anibal Godoy from the game in the 41st minute. Godoy, with no apparent injury, walked straight to the dressing room. His replacement, Fatai Alashe, played four minutes before being subbed off at halftime. Alashe and Stahre got into a screaming match on the sideline.

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