Nashville's 5-1 over Chicago Fire is already part of MLS history. According to Major League Soccer's own account, it was the fastest hat-trick in memory, taking the start of the match as the starting point. The protagonist was Hany Abubakar Mukhtar (Berlin, 1995).
The midfielder, trained in the Hertha quarry, only needed 16 'to score his three goals. At 10 'he received from Sapong and resolved hand in hand with a cross shot, at 13' he picked up the ball in the front and, after eluding Pineda with a pair of bicycles, beat Shuttleworth with a shot to the long post. and at 16 'he scored with a great direct free kick that hit the crossbar before entering.
16 minutes is all it took. ��— Major League Soccer (@MLS) July 18, 2021
Hany Mukhtar recorded the fastest hat trick to start a game in MLS history.pic.twitter.com/fv9DSNBg6o
Mukhtar starred, in this way, his first hat-trick in the elite. The former Hertha, Benfica, RB Salzburg and Brondby had scored four goals with Hertha as a youth and had scored a treble at the 2015 U-20 World Cup against Greece. Now you also know what it is to mark him in the MLS.