Davies earns MLS Player of the Week after hat trick

Published September 12, 2011

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D.C. United forward Charlie Davies was 0 defeat of Chivas USA.

Davies struck in the 11th, 14th, and 66th minutes with all three assists coming from Chris Pontius. Davies is now in second place in the race for the MLS Golden Boot with 11 goals on the year.

The hat trick helped D.C. United, 34 points, jump from sixth place to fifth in the Eastern Conference standings, moving ahead of Red Bull New York, 33 points.

Davies becomes the third D.C. United player to win the award this season, along with Dwayne De Rosario (Week 20 & 21) and Pontius (Week 22).

The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print, television, radio media. More information can be found at soccerreporters.com.

2011 MLS Player of the Week winners:

Week 1: Omar Bravo (Sporting Kansas City)

Week 2: Javier Morales (Real Salt Lake)

Week 3: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)

Week 4: David Ferreira (FC Dallas)

Week 5: Luke Rodgers (Red Bull New York)

Week 6: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)

Week 7: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)

Week 8: Joao Plata (Toronto FC)

Week 9: Justin Braun (Chivas USA)

Week 10: Jeff Parke (Seattle Sounders FC)

Week 11: Justin Mapp (Philadelphia Union)

Week 12: Jean Alexandre (Real Salt Lake)

Week 13: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes)

Week 14: Bernardo Anor (Columbus Crew)

Week 15: Mike Magee (Los Angeles Galaxy)

Week 16: Joel Lindpere (Red Bull New York)

Week 17: Fredy Montero (Seattle Sounders FC)

Week 18: Mauro Rosales (Seattle Sounders FC)

Week 19: Sanna Nyassi (Colorado Rapids)

Week 20: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)

Week 21: Dwayne De Rosario (D.C. United)

Week 22: Chris Pontius (D.C. United)

Week 23: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)

Week 24: Lamar Neagle (Seattle Sounders FC)

Week 25: Charlie Davies (D.C. United)

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