Harut Karapetyan

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Harut Karapetyan
Personal information
Full name Harutyun Karapetyan
Date of birth (1972-04-07) 7 April 1972 (age 45)
Place of birth Yerevan, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1993–1994 Los Angeles Salsa
1996–1998 Los Angeles Galaxy 73 (18)
1998 San Jose Clash 5 (0)
1999 Tampa Bay Mutiny 2 (0)
2000 San Jose Earthquakes 24 (2)
National team
1997 Armenia 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Harutyun Karapetyan (born 7 April 1972) is an Armenian former professional footballer who played as a forward in the MLS for Los Angeles Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes and Tampa Bay Mutiny. Karapetyan holds the record for the fastest hat-trick in MLS history, scoring one in five minutes in June 1998, while playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy against the Dallas Burn; the Galaxy eventually won the match 8–1.[1]

Karapeteyan played for the Los Angeles Salsa in the American Professional Soccer League in 1993 and 1994.[2] In February 1996, the Los Angeles Galaxy selected him in the 7th round (74th overall) in the 1996 MLS Inaugural Player Draft. On 7 August 1998, the Galaxy traded Karapeteyan to the San Jose Clash in exchange for Lawrence Lozzano. The Clash waived him on 2 November 1998.[3] In May 2000, he returned to San Jose when he signed with the Earthquakes.

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