The third game of the CONCACAF qualifiers for the 2018 Mondial Cup burst into last Friday's encounters across North and Central America cities, as match-day 3 produced three-compelling matches and each of those games have a hero that gave their respective team victories last Friday night. Here's a look at the most impressive players who made the best and biggest impacts.for their countries.

Clint Dempsey - United States

August 2016, Clint Dempsey was diagnosed with a heartbeat problem and was eventually out of action for his club-and-country until February 2017, when he took to the field in a preseason game for Seattle Sounders.

Being aware that his team could probably use an offensive spark, the US national team head coach Bruce Arena extended invitation to the 34-year-old veteran forward for the must-win match-day 3 and 4 encounters in the Hex. With Jordan Morris and Bobby Wood ruled-out of Friday's match with visiting Honduras, Arena quickly turned to Clint Dempsey as his alternative option and the veteran didn't disappoint as he stunningly responded, bagging a hat trick in an astonishing 6-0 spanking over Honduras.

Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez - Mexico

Some soccer pundits never saw this coming as Javier Hernandez, who's just 28 years, would have an idea of equaling Mexico's all-time leading scoring mark, when Carlos Vela delivered an accurate pass for Javier Hernandez and wasted no time in brilliantly dispatching the ball into the back of the post and ultimately equaling Jared Borgetti's all time scoring record of 46 goals.

Before the match-day 3 game against Costa Rica, the Bayer Leverkusen star striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez has scored only once in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, hitting-the-back of the post in a 3-0 victory against Canada on March 2016, and came into the game against Costa Rica with one goal short of former Mexico forward Jared Borgetti's 46 goals mark.

Kevin Molino - Trinidad & Tobago

Without any points through to two Hex games and a new head coach making his competitive debut, the unsettled Trinidad & Tobago team was searching for a hero and found one in Kevin Molino. - capitalizing on the absence of Panama's center defender Ramon Torres, who was off-the-field at the time and the Minnesota United striker confidently hold the ball and dribbled towards the Panama's penalty box from 21 yards out and wasted no time to send home a low shot that beat Panama goalie Jaime Penedo for the encounter's only goal of the night at Port-of-Spain.

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