All four conference semifinal series opened on Sunday as Major League Soccer's MLS Cup Playoffs resumed.
Matteo Mancosu scored the only goal of the match in the 61st minute as the Montreal Impact defeated the visiting New York Red Bulls 1-0 in game one of their conference semifinal series, which will conclude next Sunday at Harrison, New Jersey (1:00 PM Pacific Time, ESPN).
Jozy Altidore (84') and Tosaint Ricketts (90'+2) each scored once as Toronto FC blanked visiting New York City 2-0 in the opening match of their two game conference semifinal series, spoiling the Citizens' playoff debut.
The series will resume next Sunday at 3:30 PM Pacific Standard Time at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx (Fox Sports 1).
At Carson, California:
Giovani dos Santos scored the game's lone goal in the 55th minute as the Los Angeles Galaxy defeated the visiting Colorado Rapids 1-0 in the opening contest of the conference semifinal series, which will continue at Sunday at 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time at Commerce City, Colorado (ESPN).
Nicolas Lodeiro scored twice (55', 58') and Nelson Valdez (50') once as the Seattle Sounders dominated visiting FC Dallas 3-0 in game one of their conference semifinal series. The series will conclude next Sunday night at 6:00 PM Pacific Time at Frisco, Texas (Fox Sports 1).