LAFC wins late in payback match, Red Bulls suffer rare loss at home

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Steven Bisig
In a rematch from 2018 playoffs the home side snuck out a late winner, while the defending Supporters' Shield winner dropped a rare result at home

Los Angeles FC got a measure of revenge against Real Salt Lake on Saturday night, striking in stoppage time to take a 2-1 win. 

RSL knocked LAFC out of the MLS playoffs in 2018, prompting LAFC's Latif Blessing​ to promise that it was "payback time" earlier in the week. 

But Damir Kreilach scored from the spot to make it 1-0 for RSL 35 minutes in, denting those hopes. 

LAFC did respond five minutes later, Diego Rossi​ netting to pull his side level, but Bob Bradley's side left it late for a winner. 

Walker Zimmerman​ was the man for the moment, netting a stunner a minute into stoppage time to give the home side a dramatic victory. 

The New York Red Bulls fell to a surprising home loss to the Orlando City on Saturday, giving the Lions their first victory of the season.  

It was the first league defeat of 2019 for the Red Bulls, who lost just twice at home in all of 2018 as they stormed to the Supporters' Shield.  

Former Red Bull Sacha Kljestan  was the hero on the night for the visiting side, knocking home a Joao Moutinho cross to give Orlando a 1-0 lead in the 73rd.  

Carlos Ascues also came up huge for Orlando with an acrobatic clearance off the line when Daniel Royer looked to have leveled matters for New York with a header three minutes later.  

The loss was the first at home for New York since July 28 of last year.  

The Colorado Rapids remain winless on the season after falling to FC Dallas 2-1 on Saturday.  

Michael Barrios opened the scoring for Dallas in the 35th, but Tommy Smith managed to pull the Rapids level in the 69th, setting the stage for a late winner for the home side.  

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Ryan Hollingshead provided that winner in the 82nd, pushing home a rebound from a Zdenek Ondrasek rebound to give Dallas its second win of the young season.  

A double from David Accam helped lead the Philadelphia Union to a comfortable 3-0 win over the Columbus Crew.  

Accam grabbed both of his goals before the break, Ilsinho adding a third just after halftime to make sure of the result and hand the Union their first win of the season.  

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