Marco Di Vaio has been named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 28 of the 2013 season.
The Italian striker scored a double for the Impact as they beat ten-man New England Revolution 4-2 at Gillette Stadium to narrowly retain top spot on the Eastern Conference table from New York Red Bulls and Sporting Kansas City.
Di Vaio gave the Impact a 3-1 lead on the stroke of half-time with a neat touch and finish for his 16th goal of the season after two earlier penalties from Patrice Bernier.
The Revs had been reduced to ten men when goalkeeper Matt Reis was given his marching orders for tripping Di Vaio in the fifth minute and it proved to be decisive as the Impact strode away to a three-goal lead when the former Juventus, Valencia and Bologna man struck again in the 55th minute.
2013 MLS Player of the Week
Week 28: Marco Di Vaio (Montreal Impact) Week 27: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) Week 26: Kelyn Rowe (New England Revolution) Week 25: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) 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)