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Josef Martinez named to MLS Team of the Week

Josef Martinez's historic day is garnering more recognition from league writers. The Venezuelan striker's hat trick performance earned him a spot in this week's MLS Team of the Week, voted by league writers. 

The Five Stripes' number 7 was just too much for the D.C. United's back line to handle, with his five shots in the match a constant threat to the opposing goal. He added consistency to his attacking potency as well, with a 78% passing accuracy on the day. But it was all about the hat trick, Martinez's sixth hat trick in just over a year and a half into his league tenure, making him the sole owner of the league record for career hat tricks.

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