COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Kei Kamara scored the second hat trick of his career and the Colorado Rapids used a flurry of first-half goals to beat the Montreal Impact 6-3 on Saturday night.
Kamara gave Colorado (6-12-5) a 2-1 lead in the 36th minute with a penalty kick and made it 3-1 in the first minute of first-half stoppage time. Three minutes later, Diego Rubio scored to make it 4-1 before halftime.
Kamara netted his hat trick with a header to cap the scoring in the 90th minute.
Montreal (11-11-3) cut it to 4-3 with a pair of goals in the second half. Maximiliano Urruti scored in the 55th minute and Saphir Taïder converted a penalty in the 76th.
But Andre Shinyashiki scored two minutes later to help the Rapids open a two-goal lead.