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Around MLS: Dom Dwyer, lots of goals, and Parley

Lots and lots of goals, and some pretty sweet jerseys.

MLS: San Jose Earthquakes at Orlando City SC Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

We’re back from another week of MLS action, let’s take a look at some of the crazy story and score lines from this week of play.

The Big Red Card in Salt Lake

Any RSL or Colorado fan watching this game probably had a gut feeling going into this game that a red card would be handed out, but in the first half and to Tim Howard? That was a call we didn’t anticipate. But nevertheless, the call was made for denial of an obvious goal scoring opportunity when supposedly Tim Howard handled the ball outside his area to stop an attack. Take a look in the video, let us know in the comments below. Was the ref right or did Real Salt Lake catch a lucky break to get the call and ultimately end up with a 3-0 win.

6-0? 5-3? 5-1? Yup. All those scores happened this week.

Seems like there was something in the water this weekend that helped everyone to score goals. Every single game had AT LEAST two goals scored in it. The highest of the high was when SKC took the field vs Vancouver and destroyed them with a 6-0 scoreline. Then LAFC went to Montreal and killed them 5-3, and the final one of the big ones, Houston found their goalscoring ways once more to destroy 2017 MLS Cup Champions Toronto FC 5-1. Don’t know what the coaches said to their teams this week, but man were some goals scored.

Dom Dwyer scores his 100th.

In addition to large numbers of goals scored, Dom Dwyer got his 100th MLS regular season goal for Orlando City in their 3-2 win over San Jose. His goal in the 69th minute was ultimately the goal that would help them to keep San Jose from coming back from 3-0 down and ultimately get their win. Take a look at this beauty below.

What was the deal with the carbon/white kits everyone was wearing?

I’m sure everyone saw this week, their favorite team showing off their white or carbon kit. What were these for though? In 2017 MLS started this campaign where some of the teams wore completely up-cycled kits that we would wear over Earth Day. Basically, we get to save the earth while helping our teams to look pretty dang sweet. MLS decided to let all the teams in on the fun this season. Some fans were pretty impressed by how these kits looked, though even more were impressed with how they helped their teams perform.