Darlington Nagbe scored in the 51st minute to lift the Portland Timbers into a 1-1 tie with FC Dallas on Saturday night in Frisco, Texas.
Blas Perez posted his first MLS goal in the 22nd minute for Dallas, which beat New York, 2-1, in its Major League Soccer season opener last Sunday. Perez had two assists against the Red Bulls.
Kris Boyd, a Scottish star playing just his second MLS game, had two good chances to give Portland the lead but was denied by FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman in the 59th and 71st minutes.
Portland (1-0-1) was coming off an impressive 3-1 victory over Philadelphia in its season opener on Monday.
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Nagbe, 21, capitalized on an FC Dallas mistake to collect his first goal of the year. After Hartman’s high clearing attempt died about 20 yards out, it was inadvertently knocked back into the penalty area by midfielder Daniel Hernandez and Nagbe pounced on it, slotting a low shot just inside the left post.
“I just saw the ball go up and I was jogging back and once it hit the other team, I knew I was onside, so I just went there and finished it,” Nagbe said. “There was no one in front of me, just me and the goalie.”
Portland outshot Dallas 7-1 over the final 45 minutes.
Dallas was without star forward Brek Shea for the second straight game after he was called to the U.S. under-23 men’s national team training camp.
Dynamo 1, at Earthquakes 0: Brad Davis converted a penalty kick in the 14th minute to give Houston the victory against San Jose.
The Dynamo (2-0) is on a seven-game trip while awaiting completion of the club’s new stadium.
San Jose (1-1) took 22 shots, but only put five of those on goal.
Fire 1, at Impact 1: Davy Arnaud scored the first MLS goal in Montreal history before a crowd of 58,912 at its home opener in Olympic Stadium.
Arnaud’s goal in the 56th minute helped give the Impact (0-1-1) its first point since joining MLS as an expansion team this season. Dominic Oduro tied it in the 71st for the Fire, which opened its season.
At Sporting Kansas City 3, Revolution 0: C.J. Sapong scored for the second time in as many games, and Sporting beat New England.
Jimmy Nielsen made six saves for Kansas City (2-0) in his second shutout as New England (0-2) remained winless in its last eight league matches.
Whitecaps 1, at Chivas 0: Vancouver earned its first road victory in franchise history, snapping a streak of 17 winless matches, defeating Chivas USA in the rain in Carson, Calif.
The Whitecaps broke through in the 68th minute when Davide Chiumiento fired a corner that found the waiting head of DeMerit, who bypassed his defender and easily beat goalkeeper Dan Kennedy from close range.
At Real Salt Lake 2, Red Bulls 0: Fabian Espindola scored in the 39th minute, and Luis Gil added one in the 58th to lift RSL past New York in its home opener in Sandy, Utah.
Salt Lake (2-0) came into the game banged up, with veteran starters Will Johnson (strained groin) and Nat Borchers (strained quadriceps) sidelined. But that didn’t keep RSL from dominating at both ends of the field against the Red Bulls (0-2).