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Soccer Sunday: the best images from the start of the MLS season

The canoe celebration seems to be a sign of unity as FC Dallas beat Philadelphia Union 2-0 with goals from Fabian Castillo and Maximiliano Urruti. Rumours are that Mauro Diaz planned the dry row.

Photo: RONALD MARTINEZ AFP

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Orlando City produced the opening day's most remarkable result with an injury time fightback to snatch a 2-2 draw against Real Salt Lake in front of 60,147 fans at a sun-baked Citrus Bowl.

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New York Red Bulls went down 2-0 at home to Toronto FC after a late penalty from Sebastian Giovinco and a stoppage time goal from Marky Delgado. Surprise and joy for the Canadians.

Photo: Vincent Carchietta USA Today Sports

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In Oregon, the champions Portland Timbers defeated the Columbus Crew 2-1 in a rematch of last season's MLS Cup final. Midfielder Diego Valeri and Nigerian forward Fanendo Adi scored the goals for the champions with Crew's goal coming from a spectacular bicycle kick from Federeico Higuain, the 31-year-old elder brother of Argentina and Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain.

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In San Jose, Chris Wondolowski's header in the opening minute of the second half gave the Earthquakes a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids

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Gooooooooooooooooooool for Orlando City!

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Fans soak up the 2-2 action in the sun-baked Citrus Bowl.

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So how does this boat celebration work? Are we doing a canoe or a tug-boat?

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Lions fans enjoying the roooooaaaaar of their team on Matchday 1 of MLS 2016.

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