Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his first MLS hat-trick as LA Galaxy came from behind to defeat Orlando City 4-3 on Sunday.
The former Sweden striker got his goals inside 24 second-half minutes.
Ibrahimovic pulled LA even at 2 in the 47th with a leaping header off Giovani dos Santos’ feed.
The 36-year-old Swedish star equalized again at 3 in the 67th minute on a diving header off Ola Kamara’s feed, then put the Galaxy in front in the 71st with a short hard kick after he headed down a rebound. He celebrated by ripping off his jersey.
Ibrahimovic, 36, has 15 goals in 17 appearances for the Galaxy.
He had earlier provided the assist for Giovani dos Santos to score Galaxy’s first after Cristian Higuita had given Orlando the lead. The visitors’ other goals came from a Michael Ciani own goal and Dom Dwyer.
LA Galaxy are now unbeaten in their past nine matches and are third in the Western Conference.