Alvaro Saborio scored three goals as Real Salt Lake moved into second place in the Western Conference with a 4-0 win against Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center at Carson on Saturday night.
Paulo Jr. also scored for Salt Lake (16-11-4), which took over sole possession of second in the West. Salt Lake began the day tied with the idle Galaxy and a point ahead of Seattle, which had a draw at Vancouver.
Chivas (7-16-7) remained last in the West after losing their sixth consecutive match and saw their scoreless streak reach a season-high 442 minutes.
Saborio scored two early goals to help give Salt Lake a 2-0 lead after 12 minutes.
He completed his hat trick in the 65th minute when he hit the underside of the crossbar and saw the ball bounce over the goal line in the 65th minute.
Paulo Jr.'s goal came on a right-footed shot from the right side of the box to the top right corner in the 81st minute.