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March 10, 2019
By The Associated Press

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Reto Ziegler and Bryan Acosta scored second-half goals and FC Dallas beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday.

Ziegler opened the scoring in the 53rd minute, beating goalkeeper David Bingham with a penalty kick into the left corner. The Galaxy’s Diego Polenta conceded the penalty for a high kick in the area.

FC Dallas (1-0-1) doubled the lead in the 61st minute when Paxton Pomykal dribbled near the goal line and sent it back to Acosta who smashed a home volley from inside the penalty arc. The Galaxy (1-1-0) travelled without two of their Designated Players, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Achilles) and Romain Alessandrini (right hamstring).


HOUSTON (AP) — Mauro Manotas scored in the 86th minute and Houston beat Montreal.

Manotas finished Romell Quioto’s cross with a right-footed stab to give Houston (1-0-1) the lead. It was Manotas’ 50th career goal across all competitions.

The Impact (1-1-0) opened the scoring in the 34th minute when Saphir Taider picked Micheal Azira’s looping pass out of the air with a right-footed volley into the right side of the goal. It was Taider’s second goal of the season.

The Dynamo tied it two minutes later. Memo Rodriguez settled Tomas Martinez’s pass at the top of the arc with one touch and unleashed a left-footed knuckler into the upper right corner.


FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored two goals and Columbus beat New England for coach Caleb Porter’s first victory with the club.

Zardes opened the scoring in the 26th minute with his first goal of the season for Columbus (1-0-1). Pedro Santos received a pass near midfield, dribbled it down the left side and found Zardes for a header at the edge of the 6-yard box.

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen kept Columbus in front in the 59th by denying Diego Fagundez’s penalty kick. Then Steffen’s long goal kick in the closing minutes of the game got past the defense and Hector Jimenez passed it to a wide-open Zardes in front of the goal for an easy finish.

The ninth overall pick in the 2019 SuperDraft, Tajon Buchanan, made his MLS debut for New England (0-1-1).


BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — C.J. Sapong scored on a header in the last minute of stoppage time and 10-man Chicago tied Orlando City.

In the closing seconds, Przemyslaw Frankowski sent a cross to the penalty spot and an open Sapong headed it inside the far post in the rain. Sapong, who made his club debut last week, also scored in the opener for Chicago’s only two goals on the season.

Chicago (0-1-1) was short-handed for much of the second half after defender Jorge Corrales was given a straight red card in the 64th by taking down Nani in a goal-scoring opportunity just outside the penalty area.

Dom Dwyer scored in the 47th minute for Orlando (0-0-2). Orlando snapped a 14-game road losing streak.