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Good crowds and goals aplenty [VIDEO]
by Mike Woitalla, March 23rd, 2009 7AM

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[MLS NAMES & NUMBERS] MLS's 14th season kicked off with a good amount of goals and big crowds. The goals included a 60-yard effort from Dallas' Kenny Cooper and a pair of strikes from last season's leading scorer, Landon Donovan.

 

Kenny Cooper. FC Dallas' leading scorer of 2008 notched his first goal of 2009 with a blast from inside his team's half, beating MLS's 2008 Goalkeeper of the Year Jon Busch from 60 yards. It was Dallas' lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Chicago. VIDEO.

3.14. The first seven games of MLS Year 14 averaged more than three goals per game. The highest scoring clash was Toronto FC's 3-2 win over Kansas City VIDEO . New England's 1-0 win at San Jose was the lowest scoring match.

Landon Donovan, who led MLS last season with 20 goals, started the season with two strikes -- a penalty kick and header -- to bring the Los Angeles Galaxy back from a two goal deficit to tie, 2-2, with D.C. United. Donovan was one of five players -- along with Seattle's Fredy Montero, Kansas City's Davy Arnaud, Toronto's Amado Guevara and Chivas USA's Paulo Nagamura -- who scored twice in their first game of the season. Arnaud scored from outside the penalty area with his left and right foot. VIDEO.

5. The Galaxy's tie with D.C. United keeps Los Angeles winless in its last five season openers.

Cuauhtemoc Blanco. Chicago's Mexican star, whose salary was upped to nearly $3 million this season, didn't enter the game against FC Dallas until the 79th minute because of a sore knee, but scored from 20-yard free kick in the 89th minute. VIDEO.

17,095. The average attendance of Week 1 games was nearly 2,000 higher that last year's first week average. Seattle's franchise opener on Thursday drew the biggest crowd (32,523); the Quakes drew the lowest crowd 10,335 for their loss to New England -- but that's a sellout at Buck Shaw Stadium. The crowd of 10,385 in Kansas City for its 3-2 loss to Toronto FC was also at sellout at the modest-sized CommunityAmerica Ballpark.

 



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