Jordan Pefok celebrates goal during Concacaf Nations League semifinal. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

Jordan Pefok scored a career-high four goals – two in each half – to power Young Boys to a 5-0 win over host Lugano in a Swiss Super League match on Sunday.

It is rare for any American player to score that many goals in a game, domestically or overseeas. Stat guru Paul Carr said that according to his research, the only other U.S. player to tally that many goals in a European match was Glen Cove, N.Y. native Mike Grella. The former Red Bulls midfielder scored four goals for  Brentford in a 2011  Football League Trophy regional quarterfinals.

The U.S. men’s national team forward gave Young Boys a two-goal advantage on goals in the sixth and 21st minutes.

After Mohamed Camara increased the margin to 3-0 in the 35th minute, the 25-year Pefok took center stage again. He converted a penalty kick in the 49th minute and closed out the scoring in the 61st minute.

Pefok has 10 goals in 1,097 minutes over 17 league matches for his side.

Young Boys (9-4-5, 32 points) is in third place, trailing Basel (8-1-9, 33) by a point.