Major League Soccer's two newest teams both opened their winning accounts in Week 2 of the 2015 season.
The Lions edged Houston Dynamo 1-0 at BBVA Compass Stadium thanks to a blunder from Dynamo keeper Tyler Deric who was placed under plenty of pressure from Pedro Ribeiro with just over 15 minutes remaining.
In New York, brand new franchise NYCFC defeated last season's runners-up New England Revolution with David Villa scoring the very first goal for the club at Yankee Stadium with a fine finish in the 19th minute.
Jason Kreis' side added a second with just minutes remaining when Villa set up Patrick Mullins as the Manchester City extension saluted in front of more than 43,000 supporters.
Clint Dempsey opened up the scoring for the Sounders in the first minute before a double from Quakes captain Chris Wondolowski had the visitors ahead early in the second half.
Victor Bernardez was then sent off in the 52nd minute, reducing San Jose to ten men, but Innocent Emeghara produced a stunning goal with 20 minutes remaining before Obafemi Martins pulled one back for the home team late.
Elsewhere, Vancouver Whitecaps bounced back from their opening weekend loss to Toronto FC by beating Chicago Fire 1-0 in Bridgeview, Columbus Crew got the better of the Reds 2-0 at home and Blas Perez netted a double as FC Dallas accounted for Sporting Kansas City 3-1.
And in two dramatic draws, Philadelphia Union held Real Salt Lake to a 3-3 draw with Fernando Aristeguieta grabbing a brace as reigning champions LA Galaxy drew 2-2 with Portland Timbers who had Fanendo Adi to thank for his double.
2015 MLS season scores
Seattle Sounders: 2 (Clint Dempsey 1', Obafemi Martins 84') San Jose Earthquakes: 3 (Chris Wondolowski 13'/48', Innocent Emeghara 70', red card: Victor Bernardez 52') CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington - 39,175
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