Frank Lampard has gone from "worst MLS Designated Player ever" in the eyes of some to MLS Player of the Week for Week 21 of the season, the latter according to SB Nation's panel of voters.
Yes, the rule of hat tricks wins again, with Lampard winning comfortably and only three players really in the running this week, with perennial Player of the Week contender Sebastian Giovinco and Orlando City's Kevin Molino also getting a large proportion of votes.
Full results for Week 21, with first-place votes getting three points, second-place votes receiving two points and third-place votes earning a point each:
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And here are the full ballots for Week 21:
|Michael Citro (The Mane Land)||Kevin Molino||Frank Lampard||Sebastian Giovinco|
|Kartik Krishnaiyer (Bitter and Blue)||Kevin Molino||Sebastian Giovinco||Ike Opara|
|Mitchell Tierney (Waking the Red)||Frank Lampard||Kevin Molino||Sebastian Giovinco|
|Dave Clark (Sounder at Heart)||Jelle Van Damme||Sebastian Giovinco||Frank Lampard|
|Rafael Noboa y Rivera (Hudson River Blue)||Tommy McNamara||Sebastian Giovinco||Nicolas Lodeiro|
|Rob Usry (Dirty South Soccer)||Frank Lampard||Nick Rimando||Sebastian Giovinco|
|Drew Epperley (Big D Soccer)||Frank Lampard||Sebastian Giovinco||Mauro Diaz|
|Jason Anderson (Black and Red United)||Frank Lampard||Sebastian Giovinco||Kevin Molino|
|Jake Catanese (The Bent Musket)||Frank Lampard||Kevin Molino||Sebastian Giovinco|
|Austin Fido (Once a Metro)||Frank Lampard||Kevin Molino||Sebastian Giovinco|
|Alicia Rodriguez (The Goat Parade)||Sebastian Giovinco||Frank Lampard||Kevin Molino|