• The Canadian Press

    Benteke has hat trick as DC United tops Revolution 3-1 in opener

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Christian Benteke kicked off the season with a hat trick and D.C. United cruised to a 3-1 victory over the New England Revolution on Saturday night, making Troy Lesesne a winner in his debut as manager. Benteke picked up his first goal on a header in the 34th minute after New England's Giacomo Vrioni was sent off for a red card in the 25th, forcing the Revolution to play a man down from there. Carles Gil netted the equalizer for the Revolution in 67th minute, but Benteke answer

  • The Canadian Press

    Orlando City's Gallese, Montreal's Sirois stellar in scoreless opener

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Gallese finished with five saves for Orlando City, Jonathan Sirois stopped four shots for CF Montreal and the clubs played to a scoreless draw in a Major League Soccer season opener on Saturday night. Gallese has not allowed a goal in the first match of a season since he joined Orlando City in 2020, posting a 2-0-3 record. Orlando City has opened each of its 10 seasons in the league at home, going 3-0-7. That included a 2-0 victory over Montreal to begin the 2023 campa

  • The Canadian Press

    Malanda, Kahlina lead Charlotte over New York City 1-0 in opener

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Defender Adilson Malanda scored his first career goal and Kristijan Kahlina made it stand up as Charlotte FC blanked New York City FC 1-0 in a season opener on Saturday night, making manager Dean Smith a winner in his debut with the club. Malanda needed just eight minutes to find the net and give Charlotte the lead for good. Malanda did not score and had one assist in 29 starts with the club last season. He had an assist in six appearances — all starts — in 2022. Kahlina t

  • The Independent

    Arsenal tear Newcastle’s plan to pieces to claim the sweetest revenge

    Arsenal 4-1 Newcastle: The Gunners went two points off top after dominating Eddie Howe’s side at the Emirates