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By RYAN TOLMICH
Clint Dempsey made sure to demonstrate each and every weapon in his arsenal en route to his first international hat-trick.
The U.S. Men’s National Team forward provided goals with his head, with his feet and from the spot, leading the way to a 6-0 U.S. victory while earning SBI USMNT Man of the Match.
Dempsey got his game started early, heading in a cross from Timmy Chandler in just the fourth minute. Waiting 60 minutes for another chance, Dempsey secured a double by besting Diosvelis Guerra from the spot, chipping the ball right down the middle to befuddle the Cuban goalkeeper. To round off a spectacular performance, Dempsey sealed his hat-trick with a sliding finish in the 78th minute, signaling a dominant effort from both the forward and the USMNT.
Overall, Dempsey’s viciousness in attack epitomized what was a commanding USMNT performance, as the forward beat out Michael Bradley, Aron Johannsson and Omar Gonzalez for Saturday’s honors.
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