Chhetri hat-tricks in KC Wizards' big victory

Chhetri, who scored a goal in his debut for the Wizards in a practice game against University of Tulsa on Thursday, struck thrice in his side’s 5-0 thrashing of University of Evansville.

In more good news for Chhetri, he has received his P-1 visa and International Transfer Certificate approval to become an official member of Kansas City Wizards.

The diminutive Indian scored his first goal of the match with a diving flick-on header off a pass by Graham Zusi who netted Wizards’ opening goal.

Chhetri then made it 3-0 with a deft finish off a pass from Kyle Brown who broke into the rival box from the right. The Indian, whose speed off and on the ball has impressed the Wizards management, completed his hat-trick by finishing smoothly from a one-on-one position with the rival goalkeeper after breaking through the center of the park.

The Wizards completed their 5-0 win with Fuzetti scoring their last goal of the match with a deflected free-kick.

KC Wizards will have to work on two issues concerning the team roster. The side now have 11 players for 10 international roster spots and the Wizards are thinking creatively in order to comply with MLS roster limits.

The team is looking into acquiring green cards for at least three players and for pursuing US citizenship of another whose father is an American.

The Wizards will also have to free up another roster spot to come down to the 24-player limit.

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