MLS Review

Pontius hat-trick sinks New York

April 23, 2012

Chris Pontius' first MLS hat-trick inspired a 4-1 rout that moved DC United above the New York Red Bulls and into second place in the Eastern Conference.

Chris Pontius
GettyImagesChris Pontius celebrates with team-mates

United were 3-0 up and out of sight by half-time as Pontius struck after eight and 32 minutes before Nick DeLeon got in on the act with 36 minutes played.

Pontius then completed his treble on 69 minute before star Red Bulls striker Thierry Henry grabbed a consolation goal moments later.

Defeat for the Red Bulls, who were without suspended former Barcelona defender Rafa Marquez, ended a five-game unbeaten run.