MLS Review

Henry hat-trick in Red Bulls charge

April 1, 2012

Thierry Henry scored a hat-trick to inspire the New York Red Bulls to a 5-2 win over Montreal Impact in MLS.

Henry took the match ball at Red Bull Arena
GettyImagesHenry took the match ball at Red Bull Arena

The former Arsenal striker got his first in the 28th minute to cancel out Sanna Nyassi's opener, but Justin Mapp restored Montreal's lead in the 38th minute.

Kenny Cooper scored a penalty on the stroke of half-time to make it 2-2 before the Red Bulls ran away with it in the second half.

Henry scored again in the 56th minute and Mehdi Ballouchy added a fourth in the 72nd minute, just three minutes after coming on.

Henry completed his hat-trick a minute from time.

Real Salt Lake scored twice in the last two minutes to win 3-2 at Portland Timbers and go top of the Western Conference.

Alvaro Saborio put the visitors in front with a 38th-minute penalty, but Darlington Nagbe's brace after the break had Portland in front.

Substitute Jonny Steele brought Real level in the 89th minute and Kyle Beckerman's goal won it at the death.

San Jose Earthquakes moved level on points with Real with a 1-0 win at Seattle Sounders.

Chris Wondolowski scored the only goal of the game with a penalty in the 24th minute.

Los Angeles Galaxy lost 3-1 at home to New England Revolution.

Early goals from Kelyn Rowe and Chris Tierney put the visitors in control and Saer Sene added a third midway through the second half.

Robbie Keane pulled a goal back 12 minutes from time, but it was too little too late.

Bernardo Anor's second-half goals earned Columbus Crew a 1-0 lead at Toronto FC.

The match between Philadelphia Union and Vancouver Whitecaps ended goalless.