Rookie Dominic Cianciarulo
scored his second goal of the game in stoppage time to give the Charleston Battery a 2-2 tie at the Miami FC Blues and spoil the
coaching debut of Zinho
, the 1994 Brazilian World Cup champion, on the opening day of the 2008 USL First Division season.
The Vancouver Whitecaps
opened the 2008 season with a 1-0 home victory over Canadians rival Montreal before a sellout crowd of 5,288.
Cuban Eduardo Sebrango
strike against his old club. The game marked the USL debut of Vancouver coach Teitur Thordarson
. RESULTS April 12
Miami FC 2 (Alfonso 11, Fraser 82) Charleston 2 (Cianciarulo 63, 90).
Vancouver 1 (Sebrango 33) Montreal 0.