FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Roland Lamah had his first career MLS hat trick and FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake 6-2 on Saturday night to snap a four-game winless streak.
Lamah's final goal gave FC Dallas (6-2-5) a 3-0 lead in the 31st minute — the second-fastest hat trick from kickoff in MLS history. Maximiliano Urruti and Tesho Akindele added first-half goals and Dallas became the first team to score five goals in the first half of an MLS game.
“They really just pounced on us," RSL midfielder Kyle Beckerman said. "[We had] that Wednesday game [vs Houston] and Dallas was fresh. They really took advantage of their first couple chances. It's tough when we're in this sort of a way with the team. You find yourself a couple goals down. It's hard to get out of it. Even at 0-0 it's going to be tough. We just have to dig deep and find a way to get out of this.”
Omar Holness scored in the 70th minute and Beckerman's goal moments later pulled Real Salt Lake (4-10-2) to 5-2. Jesus Ferreira, who came on for Lamah in the 71st, capped the scoring in the closing minutes. It was the first career appearance for the 16-year-old homegrown, the son of 2010 MLS MVP David Ferreira.
Real Salt Lake has lost five consecutive road matches and has been outscored 19-3 during that span.