Week 10 saw three different players score hat tricks, but it was Chicago Fire rookie Harry Shipp whose performance took the MLS Player of the Week honors.
Shipp was named Week 10's top performer on Monday for his three-goal, one-assist outing that led the Fire to their first win of the season, a wild 5-4 road triumph against the New York Red Bulls this past Saturday. Shipp took home the award with 12 votes to become the first Chicago player to win it this season.
Javier Morales, who also scored a hat trick and had an assist in Real Salt Lake's 5-2 win vs. the Houston Dynamo, came in second place with four votes. New England Revolution duo Diego Fagundez and Patrick Mullins followed with two votes apiece. Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips, the third player to net a hat trick in Week 10, did not receive any votes.
2014 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Week 10: Harry Shipp (Chicago Fire)
- Week 9: Joao Plata (Real Salt Lake)
- Week 8: Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls)
- Week 7: Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)
- Week 6: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders)
- Week 5: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders)
- Week 4: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
- Week 3: Bernardo Añor (Columbus Crew)
- Week 2: Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC)
- Week 1: Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)