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On this day in 2012: Seattle Sounders' David Estrada scores St. Patrick's Day hat trick

Remember David Estrada?

Seattle Sounders fans certainly will, starting when he joined the club in the Rave Green's early MLS days in 2010 before he was traded to D.C. United in 2014. On March 17, 2012, Estrada put on the best performance of his MLS career in the opening game of Seattle's league campaign, racking up a hat trick for all three of his team's goals in a 3-1 triumph over Toronto FC at CenturyLink Field.

These days, Estrada is still plying his trade for USL Championship side New Mexico United, which played its expansion season in 2019. He made a return to the Seattle organization during the 2018 season, scoring 11 goals in 33 games for Seattle's USL affiliate, then named Sounders FC 2 (now Tacoma Defiance).

Watch the full highlights of Estrada's St. Hat Trick's day theatrics below.