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Dominique Badji, Zac McMath lead Rapids to 1-0 win over Revolution

Dominique Badji, Zac McMath lead Rapids to 1-0 win over Revolution

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Dominique Badji scored, Zac McMath made three saves and the Colorado Rapids beat the New England Revolution 1-0 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

Badji drew a foul on Benjamin Angoua, setting up a free kick by Dillon Powers near the right corner. Kevin Doyle's header bounced off the far post before Jared Watts and goalkeeper Cody Copper converged on the ball, sending it high in the air and Badji's header from inside the 6-yard box found the back of the net in the 52nd minute.

McMath had six shutouts in 16 starts before Tim Howard — who spent 13 seasons in the English Premier League and has 111 appearances for the U.S. men's national team — joined the Rapids last season. Howard is recovering from an offseason surgery to repair a groin injury.

Shkelzen Gashi, who led Colorado with nine goals last season, missed the game due to inflammation in his Achilles

Revolution lose to FC Dallas 1-0 to snap unbeaten streak

Revolution lose to FC Dallas 1-0 to snap unbeaten streak

FOXBORO - Jacori Hayes scored his first MLS goal and Jimmy Maurer had his second shutout in FC Dallas' 1-0 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night.

Hayes first-timed a cross from Roland Lamah to give FC Dallas (2-0-3) the lead in the 76th minute. New England failed to clear a cross by Santiago Mosquera and Lamah rolled it to Hayes, charging through the center of the box, who tapped just inside the near post.

Maurer, who finished with a career-high six saves, has two clean sheets in five career starts and his .905 save percentage is the highest in MLS.

Dallas, which won on the road for just the second time in its last 14 tries, is unbeaten in its last six regular-season games, dating to last season. New England (3-2-1) had its four-game unbeaten streak snapped.

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Farrell gets first career goal as Revolution defeat Impact, 4-0

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Farrell gets first career goal as Revolution defeat Impact, 4-0

FOXBORO -- Andrew Farrell scored his first career Major League Soccer goal in 164 appearances and the New England Revolution eased past the 10-man Montreal Impact 4-0 on Friday night.

New England (3-1-1) extended its home unbeaten streak to 11 matches. Montreal (2-3-0) has lost five straight in the series.

It took just seven minutes for New England to take advantage of Montreal's first-half send off. Wilfried Zahibo sent a long pass over the defense and Teal Bunbury settled it with his chest for a calm finish inside the far post in the 20th minute.

Farrell, a defenseman selected No. 1 overall in 2013 MLS SuperDraft, made it 2-0 in first-half stoppage time by finishing a deflected ball. Diego Fagundez, who had penalty kick blocked in the 36th minute, scored his third goal of the season in the 71st and Wilfried Zahibo had his first MLS goal nine minutes later.

Montreal midfielder Saphir Taider received a straight red card in the 13th for studs-up contact with Luis Caicedo.