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AROUND THE LEAGUE: FC Dallas makes history, initial Gold Cup roster and more

History is made
FC Dallas became the first team in MLS history to score five goals in the first half of a game in the team's 6-2 victory against Real Salt Lake. Roland Lamah opened the scoring for FCD, tallying the first three goals of the match for his first career MLS hat-trick. Before the end of the first half, Maximiliano Urruti and Tesho Akindele scored again for FC Dallas. RSL managed to score two goals in the second half, before 16-year-old Jesus Ferreira made his MLS debut goal off the bench for Dallas and scored his first career goal to seal the victory.

Standing ovation for Orlando
Orlando City SC fans gave a standing ovation for their team’s 0-0 draw against Chicago Fire this weekend. The draw came after two red cards were issued to Orlando. The first red card was presented to Rafael Ramos for a collision with Brandon Vincent in the 26th minute, and the second in the 66th minute to Antonio Nocerino for a straight leg into Matt Polster. Down two men, the Lions withstood the Fire's attack and managed to come away with a valuable point.

Victory celebration
Seattle Sounders forward Will Bruin did not shy away from celebrating his goal in the 69th minute of the match against his former team, Houston Dynamo. Bruin lead Seattle with a 1-0 victory, heading into the international break with its third win in the last four games.

Earthquakes down a man
Portland Timbers 2-0 victory against San Jose Earthquakes came after Quakes midfielder Darwin Ceren received two yellow cards and was ejected from the game. Timbers midfielder Digeo Valeri turned the match around, scoring in the 50th minute and again in the 94th. Ceren’s red card left the Quakes down a man for more than half the game, which prompted Timbers to leave with three points.   

USMNT Gold Cup preliminary roster
The US Soccer Federation announced that 32 MLS players were selected to the 40-man US national team preliminary roster for the Gold Cup this summer. Sixteen of the 22 MLS clubs are represented on the roster.

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