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Around the MLS: Season opens as Impact stun Sounders

By Reporter

Deseret News

Published: Saturday, March 2 2013 11:24 p.m. MST

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SEATTLE — Davy Arnaud caught Seattle goalkeeper Michael Gspurning off his line and scored in the 35th minute, and the Montreal Impact opened the 2013 MLS season with a surprising 1-0 win over the Sounders on Saturday night.

Arnaud and midfielder Felipe connected on a quick.

DYNAMO 2, D.C. UNITED 0: At Houston, Ricardo Clark scored and helped create a D.C. United own goal in a rematch of the 2012 MLS Eastern Conference championship.

FC DALLAS 1, RAPIDS 0: At Frisco, Texas, Jackson scored in the 11th minute.

SPORTING KC 3, UNION 1: At Chester, Pa., Graham Zusi had a goal and two assists, and Oriol Rosell and Claudio Bieler also scored for the defending Eastern Conference champions.

WHITECAPS 1, TORONTO FC 0: At Vancouver, British Columbia, Gershon Koffie's goal in the 60th minute lifted Vancouver.

CREW 3, CHIVAS USA 0: At Carson, Calif., Federico Higuain's wonder goal sparked Columbus past Jose Luis Sanchez Sola's Goats. Josh Williams and Dominic Oduro also scored.

La Liga

REAL MADRID 2, BARCELONA 1: At Madrid, Real Madrid beat Barcelona for the second time in five days, a 2-1 win Saturday that will do little to prevent its rival from reclaiming the Spanish league title but could boost coach Jose Mourinho's team ahead of its Champions League match at Manchester United. Sergio Ramos scored the tiebreaking goal on a header off Luka Modric's corner kick in the 82nd minute, and a contentious second half ended with Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes receiving two yellow cards after the final whistle for arguing with the referee.

English Premier League

MANCHESTER UNITED 4, NORWICH 0: At Manchester, England, Shinji Kagawa's hat trick and a stunning goal from Wayne Rooney kept Manchester United on track to its 20th Premier League title with a 4-0 rout of visiting Norwich, and Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez was spared a backlash from his team's fans with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

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