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D. Badji  53' 1-0 
D. Badji  61' 2-0 
D. Badji  87' 3-0 
COLD. Badji  53' 1-0
COLD. Badji  61' 2-0
COLD. Badji  87' 3-0
HT: 0-0
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Referee: Robert Sibiga
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Badji nets hat trick, Rapids beat Union 3-0

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) Dominique Badji scored three goals and the Colorado Rapids got their first win of the season, beating the Philadelphia Union 3-0 on Saturday night.

Badji opened the scoring in the 53rd minute with a left-footed stab that was set up by Jack Price's corner and Tommy Smith's header flick.

Colorado (1-1-1) doubled its lead in the 61st minute when Badji took advantage of a deflection off defender Jack Elliott.

Badji completed his hat trick in 87th, taking a long diagonal pass from Johan Blomberg and beating Elliott with a stutter move to his left.

Rapids head coach Anthony Hudson earned his first MLS victory.

The Union (1-1-1) were on the road for the first time this season.

Updated March 31, 2018

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