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VIDEO: Ex-Hull man Diomande registers first LAFC hat trick

Adama Diomande, Lalas Abubakar

Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande, left, and Columbus Crew defender Lalas Abubakar try to head the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)


Adama Diomande’s resume, skill set, and physical prowess looked set to make him an MLS success from the jump, but this is looking too easy.

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LAFC’s Norwegian import from Hull City now has the first hat trick in club history following a three-star run in the club’s 4-1 blowout of the Philadelphia Union on Saturday.

Diomande, 28, now has seven goals in 298 MLS minutes after scoring just once in a disappointing Championship season for Hull.

A terrific opener was met by a couple of poacher’s finishes to complete the hat trick, and LAFC is now third in the Western Conference during Bob Bradley and the club’s maiden voyage.

Something about black-and-gold American expansion teams has been good to the MLS and NHL the past two seasons.

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