MLS review - week one winners and losers

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Major League Soccer is back and the opening weekend offered up nearly everything we could've hoped for from the opening weekend; penalty saves, great goals, and amazing tifo's.

So, in case you missed it, here's a quick recap of what went down in week one. 

Seattle Sounders 1-0 Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC didn't play their strongest side against Seattle and it cost them dearly on a rain trodden pitch at CenturyLink Field. Chance Myers, Seth Sinovic and Uri Rosell were all rested ahead of Wednesday's CCL but it took until the 94th minute for the Sounders to break the deadlock.

Chad Barrett struck a winner on his debut for Seattle, knicking in a goalmouth scramble in the final minute of the game to send the 40,000 strong Sounders fanbase home happy.

The conditions made for a tedious game of football with no sounds really getting the ball down well. Dom Dwyer had the best chances for SKC but couldn't find a way past Stefan Frei.

D.C. United 0-3 Columbus Crew

Federico Higuain was at his best on opening day as he lead his Crew teammates to a dominating win away from home. Higuain netted twice - with Jairo Arrieta getting the opener - as Columbus deflated the 18,000 hopeful that their roster overhaul would bring about a prosperous 2014.

But the amount of turnover in the United side was a negative on Saturday. With seven new faces in the lineup D.C looked at sixes and sevens all game and US international Eddie Johnson couldn't find an equaliser.

A great start for Gregg Berhalter who can boast a 100% win record as an MLS coach.

Vancouver Whitecaps 4-1 New York Red Bulls

Kenny Miller seems happy as the Caps number one striker following Camilo's transfer in the off-season. The Scottish forward scored twice - once from the penalty spot - as Vancouver stormed to an easy first victory of the season.

Sebastian Fernandez made it a debut to remember as he bent a lovely 25-yarder into the top corner which is a banker for goal of the week and maybe even month. The Uruguayan was also named man of the match.

Pedro Morales netted the fourth for the Whitecaps while Bradley Wright-Phillips nabbed a consolation for the Thierry Henry-less Red Bulls.

Houston Dynamo 4-0 New England Revolution

The Houston Dynamo - and Will Bruin in particular - sent out a warning to the rest of the league: they mean business in 2014.

Bruin had two goals in the opening twelve minutes as he looked to put a poor 2013 season behind him, and he did it in style.

Boniek Garcia and Omar Cummings scored the other two for the Dynamo as the Revolution never got into the game. The only Revs player to come out with any credibility was goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth who stopped the game from being a tennis score.

FC Dallas 3-2 Montreal Impact

Montreal scored the first and last goals in this game, normally enough for the win in any encounter, but came away from Texas with no points thanks to the masterful Mauro Diaz.

Diaz scored a lovely free kick from the edge of the box, getting it up and over the wall and into the top corner with ease. 

Sanna Nyassi opened the scoring at Dallas Stadium with a back-post finish before Fabian Castillo brought matters level. Diaz then won a cheap penalty for the lightest of shirt pulls which was duly converted by Blas Perez before scoring his free-kick to make it 3-1.

Andrew Wenger reduced the deficit with a great header into the far corner but Montreal couldn't find the equaliser.

Portland Timbers 1-1 Philadelphia Union

Portland left it late to score their first goal of the season and have debutant Gaston Fernandez to thank for their first point of 2014. 

Jack McInerney - looking to break into the US national team - scored his first of the season to open proceedings in the 64th minutes and it looked like being enough for all three points before Frenandez nodded in from a corner in the last minute of stoppage time.

This new look Union team look like they could be an underestimated force in 2014.

LA Galaxy 0-1 Real Salt Lake

Last years beaten finalists RSL started the season on the front foot with this shock victory over the Galaxy at Stubhub Center.

The game was all about the opposing goalkeepers. LA's Jaime Penedo made an excellent one handed stop to keep out Joao Plata in the first half but it was the forward who had the last laugh, scoring the winner in the 80th minute.

Robbie Keane had a chance to get a point for the Galaxy but Nick Rimando turned his poor penalty round the post to clinch the W.

Chivas USA 3-2 Chicago Fire

This may be Chivas' last season in their current setup but if this game was anything to go by then they seem prepared to go out with a bang.

Erick 'Cubo' Torres opened the scoring from the penalty spot before SuperDraft pick Thomas McNamara scored on his debut for 'The Goats'. 

Chicago scored twice  to draw themselves level through Benji Joya and Quincy Amarikwa before Bobby Burling stole a winner for Chivas in the 88th minute to please the home fans.

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