Ayo Akinola - Toronto FC - March 17, 2019
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Toronto FC's Ayo Akinola becomes third youngest player in MLS history to score a hat trick

Toronto FC forward Ayo Akinola is the talk of the league at the moment, coming off a torrid start to the MLS is Back Tournament that has seen him net five goals in the Reds' first two games — including a hat trick in TFC's 4-3 Candian Classique win over the Montreal Impact on Thursday.

The early-tournament breakout has TFC fans dreaming about just how high the ceiling could be for the 20-year-old, and it also has him in historic company. With the three-goal outburst, Akinola became the third youngest player in MLS history to record a hat trick in a league match. Check out the list below.