The Norwegian veteran spearheaded his team's commanding 3-0 win over Chicago Fire FC at Audi Field on Wednesday, striking for all three goals in the first half. That trio gives Kamara a league-leading 16 goals, two clear of Seattle's Raul Rudiaz atop the Golden Boot standings.
Kamara's first goal came just nine minutes into the contest, earning the spot-kick himself after drawing a foul in the Chicago box on Carles Teran.
Finally, Kamara added his team's third and final goal right on the stroke of halftime, cashing home a flicked header off a pinpoint cross from Julian Gressel that allowed D.C. to cruise to their 10th victory of the season. Hernan Losada's group is now in the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a 10W-10L-4D record and 10 matches left to play.
The MLS Player of the Week is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of the vote. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio and online media.