Los Angeles Galaxy forward/midfielder Landon Donovan was named the Player of the Week on Monday for Week 24 of the 2013 Major League Soccer season.
After a dominant Golden Ball performance last month at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the American international carried his excellent form over to league play as he scored his fourth career hat trick on Sunday, helping the Galaxy to a 3-3 draw with Western Conference rivals FC Dallas.
After Los Angeles fell behind early, Donovan's first goal of the night came on the stroke of halftime. He then made it a 2-2 game with his second tally in the 73rd minute and gave the Galaxy the lead by completing his hat trick eight minutes from time.
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, and radio media.
2013 MLS Player of the Week winners:
Week 1: Mike Magee (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Week 2: Robert Earnshaw (Toronto FC)
Week 3: Bill Hamid (D.C. United)
Week 4: Juan Agudelo (Chivas USA)
Week 5: Will Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 6: Ryan Johnson (Portland Timbers)
Week 7: Brad Davis (Houston Dynamo)
Week 8: Jack McInerney (Philadelphia Union)
Week 9: Tim Cahill (Red Bull New York)
Week 10: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City)
Week 11: Will Bruin (Houston Dynamo)
Week 12: Eddie Johnson (Seattle Sounders)
Week 13: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact)
Week 14: Diego Fagundez (New England Revolution)
Week 15: Olmes Garcia (Real Salt Lake)
Week 16: Kenny Miller (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Week 17: Camilo Sanvezzo (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Week 18: Alan Gordon (San Jose Earthquakes)
Week 19: Brad Knighton (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Week 20: Camilo Sanvezzo (Vancouver Whitecaps FC)
Week 21: Chris Rolfe (Chicago Fire)
Week 22: Alvaro Saborio (Real Salt Lake)
Week 23: Lloyd Sam (Red Bull New York)
Week 24: Landon Donovan (Los Angeles Galaxy)