Clint Dempsey has been named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 5 of the 2014 season.

< The USA international scored a hat-trick as Seattle Sounders drew 4-4 with Portland Timbers at Providence Park on Saturday.

The former Fulham and Tottenham star struck in the 24th, 85th and 87th minutes of the eight-goal thriller, tying the match from the spot with his final goal.

Dempsey was voted for by the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR), picking up 15 of a possible 21 votes, to land his first player of the week award since returning to MLS in August last year.

2014 MLS Player of the Week

Week 5: - Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) Week 4: - Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) Week 3: - Bernardo Anor (Columbus Crew) Week 2: - Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC) Week 1: - Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

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