Zlatan Leads Galaxy, Coldest Match Ever, Acosta Shines, LAFC’s Dramatic Winner


Major League Soccer kicked off its season over the weekend and it didn’t disappoint on action. Below are some of the happenings:

Forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped the LA Galaxy win their opener against the Chicago Fire with a beautiful header off his 16-year-old teammate Efrain Alvarez.

The Colorado Rapids and Portland Timbers played to a 3-3 draw in the coldest game in MLS history on Saturday night. Temperatures were recorded at – 18°F.

FC Cincinnati made their debut in MLS but lost 4-1 to the Seattle Sounders.

D.C. United defeated Atlanta United 2-0 on Sunday night. Luciano Acosta added a goal and an assist, as one of the biggest stories of the offseason was his near transfer to Paris Saint Germain.

LAFC wrapped things up with a dramatic late winner from Adama Diomande in extra time.

Below is the opening weekend scoreboard:

Saturday, March 2
Toronto 3, Philadelphia 1
NYCFC 2, Orlando City 2
Columbus 1, NY Red Bulls 1
Dallas 1, New England 1
Colorado 3, Portland 3
Minnesota 3, Vancouver 2
Real Salt Lake 1, Houston Dynamo 1
LA Galaxy 2, Chicago 1
Seattle Sounders 4, FC Cincinnati 1
Montreal Impact 2, San Jose 1

Sunday, March 3
D.C United 2, Atlanta United 0
LAFC 2, Sporting KC 1