- Associated Press - Sunday, September 25, 2011

WASHINGTON — Dwayne De Rosario scored the quickest hat trick in MLS history, leading D.C. United to a 4-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.

De Rosario, who also became the first D.C. player to get multiple regular-season hat tricks, scored a header in the 22nd minute, then got his second in the 27th and converted a free kick in the 31st.

He also set up the first goal for United, sending a perfect diagonal pass to Andy Najar, who scored in the 13th minute.

DC is unbeaten in its past four home matches and moves to 38 points in the Eastern Conference, just outside the playoff berths.

Alvaro Saborio scored a consolation goal in the 86th minute for Real Salt Lake, which had won its past five matches.