Akindele tallied the first hat trick of his career in FC Dallas’ 5-0 road win against the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, August 16.
The rookie gave FC Dallas a 2-0 lead with his first goal of the game in the 43rd minute. Dallas forward Fabian Castillo played the ball into Akindele outside the box, Akindele took a couple dribbles around the San Jose defense and pinged in a left-footed shot off the far post to beat San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch.
Akindele completed his hat trick in the 87th minute when Dallas midfielder Michel sent in a perfectly placed corner kick to the head of forward Blas Pérez, Busch made another save but pushed the rebound right to Akindele who blasted the ball into the top right corner.
FC Dallas return to action on Friday, August 22 when they host Real Salt Lake at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network.