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Wondolowski nets hat trick, plays keeper at TST after Luis Robles suffers nasty shiner

There are plenty of interesting teams to watch at The Soccer Tournament, but one of the most star-studded is certainly Team Dempsey (although USMNT legend Clint Dempsey only serves as the head coach in flip-flops).

On Thursday, they began play at the 7-on-7 tournament with a starting lineup that had Luis Robles in goal (three USMNT caps), Jermaine Jones in midfield (69 USMNT caps), Eddie Johnson out wide (63 USMNT caps) and Chris Wondolowski up top (35 USMNT caps). Jaime Lozano (34 Mexico caps) was on the bench.

Wondo is 40 now but was playing with the San Jose Earthquakes in MLS as recently as the 2021 season, and the league's all time leading scorer is still an absolute monster based on the evidence at TST.

Team Dempsey ultimately beat Jackson TN Boom (whose star attraction is former Peru international Reimond Manco) 5-4, but they needed a hat trick from Wondo and then a second-half in goal (where he still managed to score one) from the striker after Robles went down with a nasty looking bump that's going to become one hell of a black eye.  


Luis Robles injury

"You've got something growing out of your face."

Jones also ripped one from outside the area.

Robles seemed fine despite the lump above his eye — he could be seen celebrating the win on the sidelines with an icepack on his face.

Full match replay

Team Dempsey returns to action Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. ET against Nick Rimando's Sneaky Fox.

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