MLS round-up: Gerso Fernandes hat-trick inspires Sporting Kansas City win over Seattle Sounders
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 18/05/17 9:23am
Gerso Fernandes scored a 13-minute hat-trick as Sporting Kansas City poured the misery on Seattle Sounders with a 3-0 win.
Fernandes fired in goals in the 56th, 58th and 69th minutes as Kansas City inflicted a third straight defeat on the reigning MLS champions.
The win sends them three points clear at the top of the Western Conference after Houston Dynamo were beaten 2-0 by Philadelphia Union.
Union made it five games unbeaten thanks to goals from Fabrice Picault and Ilshino.
Patrick Vieira's New York City FC were the victims as Real Salt Lake City ended their four-match losing run with a 2-1 win.
Goals either side of half-time from Albert Rusnak and Aaron Maund saw them overturn Sean Okoli's early opener.
MLS top scorer Nemanja Nikolic took his tally to double figures for the season with two goals in Chicago Fire's 3-0 romp over Colorado Rapids while San Jose Earthquakes and Orlando City drew 1-1.