Los Angeles FC made a statement in its MLS debut as the expansion sideupstaged the Seattle Sounders, whileLA's cro s-town rivals got the Jermaine Johnson II Jerseys season off to a strong start andNew York City FC also won the road.
It was a landmark occasion for MLS' newest team LAFC on Sunday the expansion franchise marking itsinaugural game with a 1-0 victory at CenturyLink Field.
There areplenty of big names a sociated with LAFC, a club co-owned by NBA Hall of Famer and Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson.
Hollywood star Will Ferrell is also part of the ownership team and he was in attendance as LAFC left Seattle with all Joe Klecko Jerseys three points thanks to Diego Ro si's early strike, the fastest ever scored by an expansion side in their first outing.
Led by former United States and Swansea City bo s Bob Bradley and Laken Tomlinson Jerseys headlined by Mexican star Carlos Vela following his arrival from La Liga outfit Real Sociedad, it was Uruguayan Ro si who netted the winner in the 11th minute.
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Will Bruin thought he had equalized for Seattle in the 65th minute but his goal was ruled out for offside, while substitute Handwalla Bwana hit the cro sbar before Tony Alfaro was sent off late.
Not to be overshadowed by their newest city rivals, the LA Galaxy saw off Portland Timbers 2-1 at Stubhub Center.
Two goals in as many first-half minutes from new signing Ola Kamara and Romain Ale sandrini set the tone in Tevin Coleman Jerseys Carson, where Portland's Sebastian Blanco reduced the deficit with Jason Pinnock Jerseys 24 minutes remaining.
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New York flexed itsmusclewith an impre sive 2-0 win at Sporting Kansas City.
Captain David Villa set up Maximiliano Moralez for the opener just past the half-hour mark before Jesus Medina doubled the lead eight minutes into the second half.
New York Ashtyn Davis Jerseys ended the match with 10 men following a red card to Maxime Chanot, who denied an obvious goal scoring opportunity after a video review.
Meanwhile, the Vancouver Whitecaps defeated the Montreal Impact 2-1 in the all-Canadian affair, with new signing .
It was the first MLS goal for 17-year-old Davies, who has already attracted the interest of the likes of Manchester United.