San Jose Earthquakes
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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sunday's official opening of Avaya Stadium couldn't have gone much better for the San Jose Earthquakes.
The venue looked sharp; the crowd was loud and intense. Every time the 1906 Ultras began pogoing in the stadium's west end, the press box began to shake, almost as if one of the club's namesake seismic events were taking place. Even when things went wrong -- like when a parachutist who was supposed to land on the field veered off course and had to touch down in an adjacent...
HARRISON, N.J. -- Bradley Wright-Phillips scored a goal and set up another as the New York Red Bulls defeated D.C. United 2-0 on Sunday in a home opener that was marked by disgruntled fans chanting support for former coach Mike Petke who was fired after last season.
Lloyd Sam scored his second goal of the season for the Red Bulls' other goal, while Luis Robles recorded the shutout with five saves in the home debut of new coach Jesse Marsch.
Chris Pontius sent a penalty kick about five feet over...