MLS' opening weekend provided its viewership with a beautiful brand of soccer, coupled with farcical gaffes. Oddly enough, the New York Red Bulls and Portland Timbers managed to do the same in only 90 minutes.
The Houston Dynamo and Los Angeles Galaxy flexed their formidable muscle this past weekend. Both teams proclaimed their rightful dominance of MLS.
But not every star shined bright in the first weekend of league action. Some teams lacked a star to begin with.
With a multitude of storylines to cover, here are the best and worst moments of opening weekend.