Ola Kamara's hat trick lifts Crew over Real Salt Lake 4-3
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —
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.