Kobayashi's scores header in final seconds; Revs tie Dynamo
HOUSTON >> Daigo Kobayashi scored on a header in the final seconds of second-half stoppage time and the New England Revolution tied the Houston Dynamo 3-3 on Sunday in an MLS season opener.
Diego Fagundez scored the opening goal in the third minute and had two second-half assists for the Revs, who entered having won three straight against the Dynamo.
Cristián Maidana, Andrew Wenger and Giles Barnes scored for Houston. Will Bruin had two assists.
Maidana scored just before the break to tie it at 1. Wenger put the Dynamo up 2-1 with his goal in the 50th minute with an assist from Bruin. Charlie Davies scored two minutes later, with an assist from Fagundez, that tied it at 2.
Barnes, the Dynamo's captain, put Houston up 3-2 when he fired his shot from just outside the 18-yard box and into the back of the net, with goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth unable to get a hand on it.
Fagundez crossed the ball to Kobayashi to end it.
It the only meeting between the teams this season.
TORNTO FC 2, N.Y. RED BULLS 0
HARRISON, N.J. >> Sebastian Giovinco, the reigning MVP, scored on a penalty kick and had an assist in the second half, and Toronto FC beat the New York Red Bulls 2-0 on Sunday in a MLS season opener.
Toronto FC, which reached the postseason last season for the first time since the club's inception, beat the Red Bulls for the first time in seven matches at Red Bull Arena.
Giovinco, also last season's Golden Boot winner, scored in the 82nd minute before getting a yellow card six minutes later. His left-footed shot in the 90th minute from outside the box was too high, but he had the assist on Marco Delgado's goal in the first minute of stoppage time.
The Red Bulls are coming off a Supporters' Shield campaign — the second time in three years they've recorded the best regular-season record in MLS.
The Red Bulls are 9-2-1 all-time at home against Toronto FC.
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