The LA Galaxy torched the Seattle Sounders' defense on May 26 and scored four goals in 44 minutes. Robbie Keane's first Galaxy hat trick and his assist on Sean Franklin's goal came in the first half. Marcelo Sarvas' fine form continued and he recorded an assist on Franklin's goal. The trio would have the best Match Impact Ratings (click here for more info on MIR) on the night.
Before Keane gave way to Jose Villarreal in the 73rd minute, the Irish International had scored his hat trick from the spot (two of which were penalties) and weaved his way through the Sounders before laying the ball over to a wide open Franklin for a tap-in goal. Keane's MIR for the match was a phenomenal 181.5. The stellar performance also lifted his season MIR to a Messi-esque 72.3. Keane is scoring on 27.8 percent of his shots this season and scoring 1.55 points per 90 minutes of play.
The other goalscorer, Franklin, turned in a MIR of 53 as he put one of his two shots in the net and drew a foul. The goal was the first for the defender since he had a brace against Sporting Kansas City in 2011. Sarvas had a MIR of 58.8 for an assist and winning three fouls in the midfield zone.
Another notable performance was that of Gyasi Zardes who had a MIR of 20.6 in his first MLS start. Both of his shots were off target and he picked up a foul and a yellow card for dissent, but Zardes also drew two fouls (one of which led to a penalty shot) and drove the Sounders crazy with his energy.
Robbie Rogers made his debut with the club and went 13 minutes which is not enough to record a MIR. However, during a prematch interview with Alexi Lalas, Rogers said he wouldn't mind going into the match being up 4-0...and then it happened. That is magic.