Mosquera gets FC Dallas’ first hat trick since 2018

Mosquera gets FC Dallas' first hat trick since 2018Mosquera gets FC Dallas' first hat trick since 2018
FC Dallas forward Santiago Mosquera advances the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match against Minnesota United in Frisco, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. FC Dallas beat Minnesota United 5-3. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Santiago Mosquera had FC Dallas’ first hat trick since 2018 in a 4-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday night.

Mosquera’s first goal, a one-touch finish at the penalty spot, came on an assist from Michael Barrios to give Dallas a 1-0 lead in the 41st minute. Mosquera made it 3-0 in the 57th by intercepting a back pass and finishing on a fast break. Mosquera capitalized on a failed clearance of a corner kick in 78th and slotted it inside the far post.

The last hat trick for Dallas was from Barrios on July 28, 2018, at Sporting Kansas City.

Dallas (4-2-4) has won its last four home games against Colorado (3-4-4), making its series record 25-8-6 at Toyota Stadium.

Franco Jara headed in a corner kick in the opening minutes of the second half for a 2-0 lead. Colorado got on the board in the 63rd when Andre Shinyashiki, the 2019 MLS rookie of the year, sent it in from distance for his first goal of the season.