SEATTLE (AP) – Lamar Neagle scored his first career hat trick on a record-setting afternoon for Seattle as the Sounders beat the Columbus Crew 6-2 on Saturday.
Neagle tallied twice during a four-goal first-half for the Sounders (13-5-9) and completed the hat trick in the 70th minute when a shot from the top of the penalty area bounced off the crossbar and dropped behind the goal line.
Seattle's offensive outburst overshadowed what also became a record-breaking day for Columbus' Jeff Cunningham. The Crew forward became the leading goal-scorer in MLS history when he converted a penalty kick in the 59th minute. That was his 134th goal, eclisping the previous mark set by Jaime Moreno in a 15-year league career, 14 of which were spent with D.C. United.