U.S. Soccer Egregiously Misspells Own Player’s Name, Player Scores Hat Trick Anyway

Meet Chris Wondolowski. His name is hard to spell. But if he’s going to be scoring hat tricks every night, we should probably get all those different W’s straightened out.

1. Chris Wondolowski plays forward for the U.S. Men’s National Soccer team and has a last name that is sometimes difficult to spell.

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2. This is how you spell Wondolowski correctly. It is difficult, but not that difficult.

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3. Take special note of the number of W’s in his name.

4. This is how his name appeared on his jersey in Tuesday night’s U.S.-Belize Gold Cup match.

5. The third “W” is for “whoops,” apparently.

6. It didn’t seem to bother Wondolowski too much, though. He scored a hat trick — in the first half! — and the US routed Belize, 6-1. (His second goal was especially nice.)

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