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