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Rookie Musa's hat trick sparks Dallas to win over Minnesota

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FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Rookie Petar Musa had three goals for FC Dallas, finishing off his first career hat trick with the go-ahead score in the second half of a 5-3 victory over Minnesota United on Wednesday night.

Musa used an assist from Paul Arriola to find the net for the first time, giving Dallas (5-8-5) a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute. Musa's second goal came with an assist from Bernard Kamungo in the 38th minute for a 2-1 advantage. He put Dallas on top for good in the 62nd minute — with an assist from Sebastian Lletget — for a 3-2 lead.

Jesús Ferreira used 22-year-old rookie forward Logan Farrington's first career assist to score in the 75th minute for a two-goal lead. Ferreira's goal was his fourth of the season. Farrington followed with his first career goal off another Lletget assist to make it 5-2 in the 90th minute. Farrington has made two starts and 13 appearances this season.

Minnesota United (8-5-5) evened the score at 1-1 in the 32nd minute when Bongokuhle Hlongwane used Joseph Rosales' eighth assist of the season to score his fourth goal.

Hlongwane helped tie it at 2-all when he fed Hassani Dotson for a goal in the 57th minute. It was the third goal of the campaign for Dotson and the third assist for Hlongwane.

Maarten Paes saved four shots for Dallas.

Clint Irwin totaled three saves in his second start of the season for Minnesota United.

Dallas evens the all-time series at 7-7-4 by improving to 5-2-2 against Minnesota United at home.

Dallas has won both of its matches since Peter Luccin took over as interim manager. Dallas beat St. Louis City 2-0 in Luccin's debut.

The two clubs played to a 1-1 draw 11 days ago.

Minnesota United has won just once in its last six matches and was coming off a 2-0 road loss to the Seattle Sounders. Teemu Pukki did not play against Dallas because of an issue with his knee.

Minnesota United heads back home to play Austin FC on Saturday. Dallas travels to play the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.


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