- Associated Press - Monday, March 9, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Orlando City’s Kaka scored in second-half stoppage time to give the Lions a 1-1 tie with New York City FC in the expansion teams’ first Major League Soccer game Sunday in front of a crowd of 62,510.

New York appeared to be to be on its way to the victory in the 76th minute when Mix Diskerud took a pass from David Villa just outside 18-yard box, pushed it with one touch inside the box and rifled a curling shot that sneaked inside the far post.

But in the first minute of stoppage time, Orlando was awarded a free kick after Kevin Molino was fouled 10 yards outside the box and Kaka’s free kick deflected off defender Jeb Brovsky and past goalkeeper Josh Saunders.


SEATTLE (AP) - Clint Dempsey scored twice and Obafemi Martins added a goal to help Seattle beat New England.

Dempsey opened the scoring in the 25th minute. He was taken down in the box by New England’s Juan Agudelo. Dempsey then stepped up to the penalty spot himself and drove his shot just under the crossbar and into the roof on the right side.

Coming off a club-record 18-goal performance, Martins scored in the 41st minute.

The Sounders put the game out of reach with a breakaway goal late in the 67th minute. Dempsey and Martins exchanged two short, quick passes just beyond the midfield line, and Dempsey sent it over to Marco Pappa on the left wing. Pappa sent a through ball forward that Martins caught up with and could have put into the net himself. Instead, he tapped it back to Dempsey for the easy score.


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Lloyd Sam bent in a shot from distance in the 54th minute and New York played to a draw with 10-man Sporting Kansas City.

Sporting KC opened the scoring in the 50th minute when Ike Opara headed in Benny Feilhaber’s cross. Four minutes later, Sam cut back on his defender and scored from outside the 18-yard box.

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