Drew Carey Bought Chris Wondolowski’s Typo’d Jersey For A $5,000 Donation To Charity

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

Earlier, we told you how Chris Wondolowski scored a first-half hat trick for the USMNT last night against Belize, and how the jersey in which he score said hat trick had his name spelled incorrectly on the back. The mistake (which Wondo himself didn’t notice prior to kickoff) not only proved to be good luck for the striker, but it raised $5,000 for charity. Noted soccerholic Drew Carey, a man who owns a part of the Seattle Sounders and who covered USMNT games as a working photographer, bought the shirt for his personal collection.

“I was as amused as anyone to see Chris What’s-his-name name spelled incorrectly on the back of his jersey while he scored a hat trick for the National Team against Belize in the Gold Cup. Thought it would make a great souvenir,” Carey said.

The money will be split between two charities of Wondo’s choice, Nike N7 and Soccer Streets USA. Soccer Streets USA uses soccer to help the homeless, and Nike N7 provides grants to Native American communities for sport and physical activity programs for youth. Wondolowski is of Native American heritage.

Source: US Soccer

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