COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Dominique Badji scored three goals and the Colorado Rapids got their first win of the season, beating the 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.