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Ola Kamara's hat trick lifts Crew over Real Salt Lake 4-3

Columbus Crew midfielder Ethan Finlay, left, and Real Salt Lake forward Joao Plata chase the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Ola Kamara scored his first career MLS goal and added two more for a hat trick in the Columbus Crew's 4-3 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.

Kamara scored his second and third goals on headers in the 64th and 74th minutes to give the Crew (3-4-5) a 4-1 lead.

Jordan Allen scored in the 78th and Joao Plata in the 84th to pull Real Salt Lake (6-4-2) within one goal.

Luke Mulholland opened the scoring in the 13th minute for RSL with a 20-yard shot into the upper-right corner.

Ola Kamara netted his first goal to tie it in the 17th minute, finishing Justin Meram's cross through the 6-yard box with a sliding, right-footed finish. Justin Glad's own goal 3 minutes later gave the Crew a 2-1 lead.

The opening kickoff was delayed 1 hour, 40 minutes because of lightning in the area.

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