Landon Donovan named Player of the Week after hat-trick performance for LA Galaxy

If his Golden Ball performance at the CONCACAF Gold Cup wasn't proof enough that Landon Donovan was back to his dominant self, this past weekend might have been.

The LA Galaxy star continued his recent stellar form by scoring a hat-trick in his team's 3-3 draw with FC Dallas on Sunday. The impressive performance saw the veteran attacker claim the MLS Player of the Week award in Week 24, making him the second Galaxy player to win the honors this season. (See how the North American Soccer Reporters voted here.)

Donovan, who now has six goals on the season, scored two equalizers against FC Dallas before capping off his hat-trick outing with a late goal that temporarily put the Galaxy out in front.

2013 MLS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Week 24: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy)

Week 23: Lloyd Sam (New York Red Bulls)

Week 22: Álvaro Saborío (Real Salt Lake)

Week 21: Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire)

Week 20: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Week 19: Brad Knighton (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Week 18: Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 17: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Week 16: Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Week 15: Olmes García (Real Salt Lake)

Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution)

Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact)

Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)

Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)

Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Week 9: Tim Cahill (New York Red Bulls)

Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union)

Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)

Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers)

Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers)

Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA)

Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)

Week 1: Mike Magee (LA Galaxy)


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