Wayne Rooney bags hat-trick in demolition of Real Salt Lake

The former Everton, Manchester United and England striker opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 34th minute and found the net again before the break.

Real Salt Lake were reduced to 10 men before the break when Jefferson Savarino was shown a red card for a high kick into Luciano Acosta's face while reaching for the ball.

Rooney completed his hat-trick in the 65th minute and moments later Real Salt Lake lost another man when Marcelo Silva received a second yellow for a foul on Lucas Rodriguez.

Victory looked inevitable when Seattle led 3-0 49 minutes into the game, but Raheem Edwards and Fabian Herbers pulled two back for Chicago to put the visitors under pressure.

A late strike from Raul Ruidaz ensured the victory and earned his side their third win in a row.

In the night's other games, Alex Muyl bagged a brace in the New York Red Bulls' 4-1 thumping of the San Jose Earthquakes, and Memo Rodriguez was on target twice to lead the Houston Dynamo 3-2 over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

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