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FC Dallas steamrolls over Real Salt Lake with a 6-2 win

Roland Lamah scores a first half hat trick.

MLS: Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas made quick work of Real Salt Lake on Saturday night as they became the first team in MLS history to score five goals in the first half en route to a 6-2 win.

Roland Lamah’s scored a first half hat trick, the first one of the season and the second fastest one in league history.

FC Dallas got on the board first with a goal in the 8th minute from Lamah. Carlos Gruezo set up the play in the midfield after a picking up a turnover before crossing the ball to the right side of the filed to Michael Barrios. The Colombian then played a ball across goal to Lamah for his second goal of the season.

Lamah doubled up his tally in the 21st minute on a counter attack play set up by Atiba Harris. The Dallas defender sent a long ball over the top of the RSL defense to Maxi Urruti. The Argentine quickly headed the ball forward to himself and then slotted the ball over to Lamah who finished it home.

Lamah completed the first half hat trick in the 31st minute on another break away play set up in the midfield by Gruezo. Lamah took the pass that split the RSL defense and easily put the ball home for his third goal.

The hat trick was the first FCD hat trick since Tesho Akindele in 2014 and only the sixth ever FCD hat trick.

Urruti made it a four goal game in the 39th minute. Victor Ulloa slide a pass between four RSL defenders that found the run of Urruti who easily made it into the box and hammered it into the back of the net.

Dallas wasn’t done scoring in the first half with that as two minutes later Barrios found Akindele in the middle of the box. Tesho made a turn on his defender and put in a shot that went to the near post by Matt Van Oekel.

RSL was able to pull two quick goals back in the second half as Omar Holness scored in the 70th minute and Kyle Beckerman scored a header off a corner kick in the 72th minute.

The scoring didn’t end for Dallas on the night though as Homegrown forward Jesus Ferreira scored his first MLS career goal in the 88th minute. Barrios began the play as he played in Mauro Diaz who then chipped the ball over the RSL defense where Ferreira was there to easily score it.

FC Dallas returns to the field next week as they head west to battle the Portland Timbers.