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Messi scores late to save Miami draw with Galaxy

The LA Galaxy pulled off a feat few teams in MLS have been able to Sunday night: They kept Lionel Messi largely quiet for most of the night in a 1-1 draw at Dignity Health Park.

Lionel Messi levels game for Inter Miami in 92nd minute (0:52)
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Nashville SC hold off Red Bulls in goalless draw

Despite numerous offensive chances, the visiting New York Red Bulls were stymied by Nashville SC goalkeeper Joe Willis -- and the woodwork, at times -- during Sunday's season-opening 0-0 draw.

Nashville SC vs. New York Red Bulls - Game Highlights (1:53)
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Toronto FC, FC Cincinnati open season with 0-0 draw

Sean Johnson made seven saves and Toronto FC kept their first clean sheet in nine months in a 0-0 draw at defending Supporters' Shield holders FC Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon in both teams' season opener.

FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC - Game Highlights (1:52)
Minnesota United pick up 2-1 win over Austin FC (1:33)
Dante Sealy's stoppage-time winner wins it for FC Dallas (0:49)

Benteke's hat trick lifts D.C. United over Revs

Christian Benteke scored his second career MLS hat trick to lead host D.C. United to a 3-1 victory over the 10-man New England Revolution in both teams' regular season opener on Saturday night.


Late Gazdag goals earns Union draw with Fire

Daniel Gazdag scored in the third minute of stoppage time to allow the host Philadelphia Union to complete a 2-2 draw against Chicago Fire FC on Saturday in Chester, Pa.


Charlotte edge MLS opener with NYCFC

Adilson Malanda scored his first career MLS goal as host Charlotte FC held on for a 1-0 victory over New York City Football Club as coach Dean Smith made a winning debut.

Adilson Malanda scores off the corner to put Charlotte FC ahead (0:55)
Mateusz Bogusz scores a sensational goal to double LAFC's lead (0:57)
Columbus Crew open their season with a win over Atlanta United (0:56)
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Columbus beats Atlanta to start MLS Cup defense

MLS Cup MVP Cucho Hernández picked up where he left off last season, scoring 27 minutes into the match to spark the defending-champion Columbus Crew to a 1-0 victory over Atlanta United in an opener on Saturday.

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Ref union accused of threatening MLS stand-in refs

The negotiations between the PSRA -- the union that represents officials that work MLS matches -- and its employer PRO, are becoming increasingly acrimonious, with PRO filing an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) charge against the PSRA earlier this week.

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