Adama Diomande‘s resume, skill set, and physical prowess looked set to make him an MLS success from the jump, but this is looking too easy.
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LAFC’s Norwegian import from Hull City now has the first hat trick in club history following a three-star run in the club’s 4-1 blowout of the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.
Diomande, 28, now has seven goals in 298 MLS minutes after scoring just once in a disappointing Championship season for Hull.
A terrific opener was met by a couple of poacher’s finishes to complete the hat trick, and LAFC is now third in the Western Conference during Bob Bradley and the club’s maiden voyage.
Something about black-and-gold American expansion teams has been good to the MLS and NHL the past two seasons.