Yesterday Lee Nguyen made New England Revolution history, becoming the first player in team history to have three assists in a single game in the Revs 3-0 win over Orlando City last night.
But also yesterday, another Revolution player had a league record broken by the Montreal Impact's Didier Drogba. Making his first start in MLS in just his second career league game, Drogba scored a hat trick against the Chicago Fire breaking a record set on April 10th, 2010 by a Revs rookie.
Correct! Before Drogba, Schilawski had the quickest hat trick in an MLS career, in his 3rd game. https://t.co/Y4zBJeFfrK
— Paul Carr (@PCarrESPN) September 6, 2015
Yes, Zach Schilawski the Revs first round pick (9th overall) in the 2010 MLS SuperDraft scored a hat trick against Toronto FC in his home debut becoming the fastest player to score a hat trick in a career in just his third game. Schilawski would go on to score 6 goals in 50 games (28 starts) for the Revs over two seasons from 2010-11. Drogba's effort yesterday bested Schilawski by one game according to the mind-blowing knowledge of ESPN's stat/soccer guru Paul Carr.
More impressive was the almost immediate response from one of the Revs fans on Twitter, who also knew Schilawski was the answer to Carr's trivia question.
Good job by @DCRevsFan for knowing the answer. Schilawski played a few seasons with the Carolina Railhawks before retiring to go to law school but now will forever be tied to the legendary Ivory Coast striker in the MLS record books.