LA Galaxy hotshot Billy Sharp came to the rescue last night for his new club with a hattrick in his side’s 4-3 comeback win over Minnesota United.
The 37-year-old goal poacher has immediately hit it off in California since arriving on a free transfer from Sheffield United last month and opened the scoring with a rebound on his left foot following a save from Dayne St.Clair.
Billy Sharp continues to impress in the MLS
After the Galaxy fell 3-1 down, including a goal from former Premier League striker Teemu Pukki, Sharp was the quickest to reach at a corner kick to poke home and reduce Galaxy’s deficit in half with 30 minutes remaining before equalizing for his new side with his left foot once more.
This meant in just 245 minutes played for the Galaxy, the veteran striker has managed to score six times- averaging a goal in slightly over every 40 minutes.
After Minnesota were reduced to 10 men, substitute Diego Fagundez scored the winner following a cutback with just eight minutes of regular time still remaining.
A rare win for the Galaxy means they remain second bottom of the Western Conference but the celebrations at the end of the match proved the side are still playing for head coach Greg Vanney.