KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- Krisztian Nemeth became the first Hungarian with a hat trick in MLS history, Johnny Russell added two goals and Sporting Kansas City cruised past the Montreal Impact 7-1 on Saturday.
The team's seven goals on the day are more than 16 teams in the MLS have scored all season, and the most for the club ever.
Sporting KC's (2-1-1) landslide win was just the 12th time in league history a team won by six goals or more. If not for a goal in the 89th, SKC would have tied the largest margin of victory in league history.
Sporting, which has won two of its last three, also won a game in this series for the first time since July 18, 2015. Montreal (2-2-0) was trying for its third road win of the season, which would have matched its 2018 total.
Russell, Nemeth and Felipe Gutierrez each scored in the first half. Russell curled a loose ball into the far corner from the top of the 18-yard box in the 10th minute, Nemeth had a sliding finish of a breakaway opportunity in the 43rd and Gutierrez redirected a cross for his first goal of the season in stoppage time.
Russell added another goal in the 50th by cutting back his defender and rolling it inside the far post. Nemeth made it 5-0 in the 68th and 7-0 in the 84th, separated by 16-year-old Gianluca Busio’s first goal at home.