It was a celebratory opening weekend in MLS as the 2015 season kicked off with a bang all around the USA and Canada.
More than 62,000 fans packed out the Citrus Bowl to see such players as Kaka and David Villa strut their stuff with the former supplying the equalizer for the Lions in injury-time.
NYCFC midfielder Mix Diskerud opened his side's account with a lovely curling finish in the 76th minute before Kaka's deflected free-kick, after Aurelien Colin's red card, assured that both sets of newcomers would share the points.
Seattle Sounders started their campaign in fine fashion by defeating last season's runners-up New England Revolution 3-0 at Century Link Field thanks to a double from Clint Dempsey and a fine header from Obafemi Martins.
In other MLS Week 1 fixtures, Jozy Altidore scored twice as Toronto FC defeated Canadian rivals Vancouver Whitecaps 3-1 at BC Place, DC united edged the Montreal Impact 1-0 in the US capital, as Houston Dynamo and FC Dallas both landed 1-0 victories over Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo respectively.
2015 MLS season
Orlando City: 1 (Kaka 90+1', red card: Aurlien Collin 83') New York City: 1 (Mix Diskerud 76') Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Florida - 62,510
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