Sounders' hat trick rewarded

Published March 19, 2012
Sports Network

New York, NY - Seattle Sounders FC forward David Estrada was named the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week 2 of the 2012 MLS season, it was announced Monday.

Estrada became the third player in the club's history to score a hat trick in a 3-1 win over Toronto FC on Saturday in Seattle's first match of the MLS season.

The first goal came after 17 minutes when Estrada fired home a loose ball from in front of goal before he doubled his tally early in the second half.

TFC pulled to within a goal shortly after the hour mark, but Estrada hit right back to complete his hat trick and seal the win for Seattle.

The MLS Player of the Week award is selected each week by the North American Soccer Reporters. The group consists of members of online, print, television, radio media. More information can be found at

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