Landon Donovan Nabs Fourth Career Hat Trick in Dallas Win
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Landon Donovan scored three goals for his fourth career MLS hat trick, but Blas Perez scored his second goal in the 86th minute to lift FC Dallas into a 3-3 tie with the Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday night.
Donovan scored twice within nine minutes to give Los Angeles a 3-2 lead in the 82nd minute, but Perez notched his team-leading eighth goal of the season four minutes later.
Dallas nearly won it in stoppage time when Jackson launched a 40-yard bomb that went off the right goal post.
The draw lifts the Galaxy (10-9-4) into a fifth-place tie with Seattle, while Dallas (8-6-9) remains one point behind, just outside the playoff picture.
Matt Hedges scored Dallas’ other goal in the 15th minute, snapping a club-record goalless streak at 464 minutes, the seventh-longest drought in MLS history.