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Vancouver Whitecaps striker Manneh lands MLS weekly prize

Kekuta Manneh has been named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 33 of the 2013 season.

The 18-year old Vancouver Whitecaps striker landed the award for scoring a hat-trick in the weekend's 4-1 victory over Cascadia rivals Seattle Sounders.

Gambian young gun Manneh netted in the 12th, 42nd and 54th minutes as the Whitecaps skipped away to a three-goal lead before Mauro Rosales pulled one back for the Sounders with just over 20 minutes remaining. Nigel Reo-Coker then added a fourth as the Whitecaps clinched the Cascadia Cup for the first time since 2008.

Manneh becomes the fourth Whitecaps player this season to be named Player of the week, joining three-time winner Camilo Sanvezzo, goalkeeper Brad Knighton and striker Kenny Miller.

2013 MLS Player of the Week

Week 33: Kekuta Manneh (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 32: Camilo (Vancouver Whitecaps) Week 31: Dominic Oduro (Columbus Crew) Week 30: Steven Lenhart (San Jose Earthquakes) Week 29: Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) 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)

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