SBI Player of the Week: Chris Pontius

SBI Player of the Week: Chris Pontius

SBI MLS Player of the Week

SBI Player of the Week: Chris Pontius

Chris Pontius (Getty Images)

If there were any lingering doubts over Chris Pontius being able to return to the form he showed before suffering a broken leg last season, he put those doubts to rest against the New York Red Bulls.

Pontius inspired D.C. United to a big 4-1 victory over the New York Red Bulls on Sunday with the first hat-trick of his career. He opened the scoring early with a beautiful blast before netting two more times, a performance impressive enough to see him earn the SBI MLS Player of the Week award.

The D.C. United striker beat out a group of candidates that included Columbus Crew midfielder Eddie Gaven, Houston Dynamo's Will Bruin and Patrick Nyarko of the Chicago Fire.

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