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Eddie Johnson scored Seattle's only goal against Portland on Saturday.
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Seattle Sounders 1, Portland Timbers 1

Rodney Wallace came open in the penalty box and headed in the tying goal at the beginning of second-half stoppage time, and the Portland Timbers came out of Seattle with a 1-1 draw with the rival Sounders on Saturday night.

Eddie Johnson tapped in a perfectly placed cross from Steve Zakuani in the 13th minute and Seattle held the lead until Wallace scored right at the end of the 90 minutes as stoppage time was beginning. Seattle failed to clear the ball from danger and Andrew Jean-Baptiste's centering pass found Wallace completely uncovered.

The matchup of the Cascadia foes was the centerpiece of what Major League Soccer dubbed ''Rivalry Week.'' And it was Portland getting an important draw in the competition between the Sounders, Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps for the Cascadia Cup.

New York Red Bulls 0, D.C. United 0

The Red Bulls didn't include defender Roy Miller in their starting lineup or on their bench after his key error last weekend, and New York tied D.C. United 0-0 Saturday in its home opener.

Bill Hamid made eight saves for D.C. United (1-1-1), including a diving save on Brandon Barklage's shot off a corner kick in stoppage time, which came close to crossing the goal line.

The Red Bulls, in their first season under coach Mike Petke, are 0-1-2 after allowing late goals at Portland and San Jose. Miller's hand ball led to a stoppage-time penalty kick at San Jose, and while Luis Robles saved Chris Wondolowski initial spot kick, Miller was called for encroachment, and Wondolowski scored on his retake.

New York outshot D.C. United 23-4, with Thierry Henry putting five of 10 attempts on goal.

Sporting KC 0, Chicago Fire 0

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The Chicago Fire managed to earn their first point in three games this year despite remaining scoreless, tying Sporting Kansas City 0-0 on Saturday.

Chicago (0-2-1) looked poised to break its scoring drought when Dan Paladini got free in front of Sporting's goal in the 90th minute, but Jimmy Nielsen made the sliding save to preserve his first shutout of the year.

Sporting (1-1-1) went scoreless on 20 shots in its home opener, despite a 73 percent to 27 percent advantage in possession.

Kansas City had two late chances to win against the defensive-minded Fire, but second-half substitute Soony Saad put his shot just left in the 78th minute and Graham Zusi shot high after getting free just outside the 6-yard box in the 86th.

Sean Johnson made three saves for Chicago, earning his first shutout of the year.

Two of three home openers for Sporting since its 2011 rebranding have been scoreless draws against the Fire.

Montreal Impact 2, Toronto FC 1

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Patrice Bernier and Marco Di Vaio scored first-half goals and the Montreal Impact beat Toronto FC 2-1 on Saturday to improve to 3-0.

The Impact, who opened with wins in Seattle and Portland to match their total road victories last year, became the first Major League Soccer team to win three games this season.

Bernier scored 34 minutes in after Toronto's Ashtone Morgan fouled Andres Romero in the penalty area. Bernier, Montreal's MVP last season, hesitated on his penalty kick and sent Reds goalkeeper Joe Bendik diving to his right before putting the ball into an open right side.

Di Vaio made it 2-0 just before the half. Davy Arnaud sent a ball forward for Di Vaio, who scooted around Bendik to score.

Robert Earnshaw scored on a penalty kick in the 68th minute for Toronto (1-2-0).

Philadelphia Union 1, NE Revolution 0

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Jack McInerney scored in the 76th minute to give the Philadelphia Union a 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution in cold conditions Saturday.

McInerney also scored the winning goal in the Union's last game, a 2-1 victory Sunday at Colorado.

The Union improved to 2-1-0 and are 5-0-3 in against the Revolution in franchise history.

New England was coming off a 1-0 victory at Chicago in its opener. Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis sat out Saturdat because of a groin injury and was replaced by Bobby Shuttleworth.

Columbus Crew 1, San Jose Earthquakes 1

Justin Morrow scored in the 74th minute to pull the San Jose Earthquakes even with the Columbus Crew in a 1-1 tie Saturday.

Morrow scored for the first time since May 2, firing a rising strike from 18 yards that landed in the upper right corner. Unmarked at the left of the box, he scored off a pass from Ramiro Corrales.

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The Crew (1-1-1) took the lead in the 68th minute when Brazilian defender Glauber scored his first goal in his third MLS game, converting a diving header off a corner kick by Federico Higuain.

San Jose (1-1-1) almost opened the scoring in the 61st minute, but Chris Wondolowski's shot from inside the penalty area was cleared off the goal line by defender Chad Marshall.

Real Salt Lake 1, Colorado Rapids 1

Injuries gave Deshorn Brown a chance to move into the starting lineup for the Colorado Rapids. The rookie forward could end up sticking around if he continues to be opportunistic.

Brown took advantage of a defensive mistake by Real Salt Lake late in the first half to score his first professional goal. It was enough to help the Rapids earn a 1-1 tie with RSL on Saturday for their first point of the season.

Colorado lost starting goalkeeper Matt Pickens in the third minute when he broke his right forearm defending Kyle Beckerman's corner kick. Pickens poked away the ball as it hooked toward the goalmouth and RSL defender Kwame Watson-Siriboe headed his right wrist. The goalkeeper crumpled to the ground in front of the goalmouth, was helped off the field and taken to a hospital.

Brown put Colorado on the board when he capitalized on a mistake by Chris Schuler in the 37th minute. Brown stole the ball from Schuler and got behind him with only goalkeeper Nick Rimando to beat. Brown threaded the ball inside the far post beyond Rimando's outstretched arms.

Alvaro Saborio scored late in the second half to help Salt Lake (1-1-1) rally to force the tie in the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup rivalry series. The Rapids (0-2-1) are trying to avoid losing the rivalry series for the seventh straight year. Gaining only a point left a sour taste with RSL, which once again struggled to create offense beyond feeding the ball to Saborio.

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