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MLS Review: Lamah hat-trick leads Dallas, NYC claim late win

SoccerNews in MLS 4 Jun 2017


Roland Lamah inspired FC Dallas to a huge win in MLS, while New York City left it late on Saturday.

Lamah needed just 31 minutes to score a hat-trick at Toyota Stadium, setting up Dallas’ 6-2 thrashing of Real Salt Lake.

The Belgian opened the scoring in the eighth minute, tapping in a cross from Michael Barrios at the back post.

Lamah doubled the lead midway through the half, finishing calmly after receiving a pass from Maximiliano Urruti.

Just after the half-hour mark, he had his hat-trick after being played in behind by Carlos Gruezo.

It was 5-0 at the break for Oscar Pareja’s Dallas, Urruti providing a chipped finish before Tesho Akindele also struck.

Omar Holness and Kyle Beckerman pulled goals back for the visitors, but 16-year-old Jesus Ferreira sealed the resounding win for Dallas.

Dallas are third in the Western Conference, with leaders Sporting Kansas City having recorded a 3-0 win at home to Minnesota United.

New York City had to come from behind to claim a dramatic 2-1 victory over Philadelphia Union.

Fabrice Picault put Union ahead with a fine finish in the 69th minute, but the hosts rallied.

Maxime Chanot levelled with a header in the 80th minute and Alexander Callens was the hero after a scrappy goal from a corner.

Eastern Conference leaders Toronto FC suffered just their second league loss of the season, beaten 3-0 by New England Revolution.

The Vancouver Whitecaps recorded a 3-1 win over Atlanta United, while DC United and LA Galaxy drew 0-0.

Montreal Impact edged the New York Red Bulls 1-0 and the Colorado Rapids came from behind to beat Columbus Crew 2-1.


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