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El Bicho’s Hat Trick Nets MLS Player of the Week

Cristian Techera’s hat trick Saturday afternoon earned The Bug MLS Player of the Week.

MLS: New England Revolution at Vancouver Whitecaps Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Cristian Techera earned player of the week honors this week, after his three goals salvaged a 3-3 draw with the New England Revolution. It was the 28th fastest in MLS history, with the first and third goal being a mere 25-minutes apart.

Techera becomes the third Vancouver Whitecaps player to score a hat trick, joining Kekuta Manneh’s memorable match against Seattle Sounders on October 9th, 2013, and Camilo Sanvezzo’s season-ending hat trick against Colorado Rapids on October 27th, 2013, which earned him the Golden Boot.

The three goals gives Techera five on the season, pacing Kamara (four) and Shea (three). I am sure, like myself, you were curious about whether he would take his shirt off at any point during the celebrations. It seems that he has learned his lesson.

What are your thoughts on Techera’s season so far?