Sounders FC star Clint Dempsey has been named MLS Player of the Week following his stunning three-goal performance in Saturday’s epic 4-4 tie in Portland. The award is voted upon by the North American Soccer Reporters.
Dempsey scored in the 24th, 85th and 87th minute to lead a late Seattle comeback at Providence Park. It marked his first hat-trick in MLS and the fifth hat-trick in franchise history.
This is the first time this season a Sounder has won Player of the Week. Obafemi Martins, who set up two of Dempsey’s goals, was last to claim the honor in Week 29 of last year.
Dempsey has five goals and an assist in his last four regular-season games dating to 2013. His four goals this season are tied for the league lead.
Here is a link to the highlights from Saturday’s game, and posted below is a postgame interview with Dempsey: