- Associated Press - Saturday, May 28, 2016

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) - Bradley Wright-Phillips had his first hat trick since 2014 - when he had three - and the New York Red Bulls beat Toronto FC 3-0 on Saturday night.

Wright-Phillips scored in the fourth, 25th and 27th minutes for the fastest hat trick in MLS history. He has eight goals in the last seven game - the Red Bulls are 5-1-1 in that span - after going scoreless in the first seven.

New York (6-7-1) survived a full half playing a man down after Gonzalo Veron was shown a red card in the 43rd.

Wright-Phillips opened the scoring with a header, off the feed from Sacha Kljestan, from the center of the box. Kljestan again found Wright-Phillips, who froze the defender and went near post, to make it 2-0 before finding the back of the net from the corner of the 6-yard box. Kljestan lead MLS with 10 assists.

Toronto (4-5-4) in winless in its last four matches.

The Red Bulls, who had an MLS-low three points on April 24, moved into a tie with Philadelphia atop Eastern Conference.


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