A few strange things happened in Commerce City this weekend. In the end, it was that the Colorado Rapids broke out with a wild 6-3 win over the visiting Montreal Impact behind a hat trick from Kei Kamara, only the second of his career.
The match also saw two own goals, two stoppage time goals, and two penalty kick goals. That on top of the actual plague being found in the surrounding areas.
Kamara started off the scoring, but for the wrong side, when he tried to clear a cross away and inadvertently headed it into his own goal. Evan Bush was then credited with an own goal, and Kamara put away a penalty kick after it was awarded following video review and one from the run of play. Diego Rubio finished the first half scoring with his own tally.
The Impact cut the lead to one with second half goals from Maxi Urruti and Saphir Taïder, but Andre Shinyashiki quickly extended the lead before Kamara finished his hat trick in the final minutes.
- 18’ — MTL — Kei Kamara (own goal)
- 21’ — COL — Evan Bush (own goal)
- 36’ — COL — Kei Kamara (penalty) | WATCH
- 45+1' — COL — Kei Kamara | WATCH
- 45+4’ — COL — Diego Rubio | WATCH
- 55’ — MTL — Maxi Urruti
- 76’ — MTL — Saphir Taïder (penalty)
- 78’ — COL — Andre Shinyashiki | WATCH
- 90’ — COL — Kei Kamara | WATCH
- THE BIG PICTURE: It's fair to say the Rapids offense has arrived. They have now scored a goal in 14 straight games - tying their club record (2007), and the six tonight are the most since a 5-1 win over Seattle in 2013. And, they're up to 39 goals on the season, the most they've scored in a season since also scoring 39 in 2016. Kamara's 11 are also the most for Colorado since 2010, when Omar Cummings score 14 and Conor Casey added 13.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: He's fifth all-time with 123 career goals, but this was only his second hat trick:
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Kei Kamara was all over the place in the first half...obviously the unfortunate own goal, but then added three of his own - only his second career hat trick - and becoming the first MLS player to score 10 goals for five different teams.
- COL: Saturday, August 10 vs San Jose Earthquakes (7:00 PM MT | MLS Live on ESPN+, MLS Live on DAZN)