2016 MLS hat tricks feature Giovinco, Drogba, Dempsey and more!

All right. Deuce did the damn thing Sunday night, and we know you saw Seba rip three on Saturday. (Have you not? You should have. There's still time.)

And sure, you probably still have Lampard's trifecta in the short-term memory bank. But let's take a look at the season's hat tricks to date – there have been eight, all since May 29!

May 28, 2016

Bradley Wright-Phillips | New York Red Bulls 3, Toronto FC 0
Ola Kamara | Columbus Crew SC 4, Montreal Impact 3

After nearly three months of hat-trick-free soccer, it took Red Bulls striker Bradley Wright-Phillips just 27 minutes to put the season's first three-goal game on the board – an MLS record from the opening whistle. Bradley Wright-Phillips Highlights

And yet it wasn't before the next game ended that another triple was posted to the stats page: Ola Kamara took his opportunity (following some, ah … controversy with a namesake) to reveal a strong sense of where to be to finish off any available chance. He's been winning the battle of the Kamaras since. Ola Kamara Highlights

June 22, 2016

Roland Alberg | Philadelphia Union 4, Chicago Fire 3

Amazingly, Roland Alberg spent most of the season just trying to earn consistent playing time, taking a midweek start – just his fifth in MLS – and wrapping up the hatty early in the second half against Chicago. He's stayed productive since, with 3 goals and an assist in the six appearances to follow (all starts). Roland Alberg Highlights

July 23, 2016

Didier Drogba | Montreal Impact 5, Philadelphia Union 1
Sebastian Giovinco | Toronto FC 4, D.C. United 1

This was a day in the Great White North, bruh. Sebastian Giovinco busted out of an extended scoring slump in spectacular fashion, destroying goalkeeper hopes and dreams with two fantastic free kicks and one from the run of play. As for Didier Drogba, he powered a stomping of Philadelphia, who had spent much of the season to that point atop the East. Sebastian Giovinco Highlights | Didier Drogba Highlights

July 30, 2016

Frank Lampard | New York City 5, Colorado Rapids 1

August 6, 2016

Sebastian Giovinco | Toronto FC 4, New England Revolution 1

Safe to say that slump is over, huh? Them curlers, tho.

August 7, 2016

Clint Dempsey | Seattle Sounders FC 3, Orlando City SC 1

Well. It seems that the missing element in the Jordan Morris-Clint Dempsey connection was Nicolas Lodeiro. Never doubt the Deuce. Clint Dempsey Highlights

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