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NYRB's Wright-Phillips lands MLS Player of the Week award

Bradley Wright-Phillips has been named the MLS Player of the Week for Week 28 of the 2014 MLS season.

The New York Red Bulls star scored his third hat-trick of the campaign in his side's 4-1 triumph over Seattle Sounders on the weekend to become just the fourth player in history to score three trebles in a single season.

The former Manchester City, Southampton and Charlton Athletic forward struck in the first, 54th and 56th minutes as the Red Bulls moved back to fourth on the Eastern Conference table with a solid victory over the Western Conference's second-placed side.

Wright-Phillips has now scored 24 goals in 2014 - three short of Chris Wondolowski and Roy Lassiter's single-season scoring record of 27 - with five regular season matches remaining.

The English striker now has now won two MLS Player of the Week awards after getting the nod back in Week 8.

2014 MLS Player of the Week awards

Week 28: Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls) Week 27: Blas Perez (FC Dallas) Week 26: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) Week 25: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) Week 24: Obafemi Martins (Seattle Sounders) Week 23: Tesho Akindele (FC Dallas) Week 22: Chris Schuler (Real Salt Lake) Week 21: Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) Week 20: Yannick Djalo (San Jose Earthquakes) Week 19: Benny Feilhaber (Sporting Kansas City) Week 18: Thierry Henry (New York Red Bulls) Week 17: Erick Torres (Chivas USA) Week 16: Jack McInerney (Montreal Impact) Week 15: Luis Silva (D.C. United) Week 14: Fanendo Adi (Portland Timbers) Week 13: Deshorn Brown (Colorado Rapids) Week 12: Landon Donovan (LA Galaxy) Week 11: Federico Higuaín (Columbus Crew) Week 10: Harry Shipp (Chicago Fire) Week 9: Joao Plata (Real Salt Lake) Week 8: Bradley Wright-Phillips (New York Red Bulls) Week 7: Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake) Week 6: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) Week 5: Clint Dempsey (Seattle Sounders) Week 4: Graham Zusi (Sporting Kansas City) Week 3: Bernardo Añor (Columbus Crew) Week 2: Jermain Defoe (Toronto FC) Week 1: Nick Rimando (Real Salt Lake)

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