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D.C. United's Patrick Mullins wins MLS Player of the Week for Week 25

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The rule of hat tricks reigns again in MLS, as D.C. United's Patrick Mullins notched one in a win against the Chicago Fire and as a result won SB Nation's MLS Player of the Week award for Week 25.

And while it may sound like getting a hat trick is no big deal, of course it is. Add to that the instant impact Mullins, a third-year pro on his third MLS team, has had since joining D.C. in mid-July, and the honor is more than warranted. Despite bouncing around from the New England Revolution to New York City FC to now D.C. United, Mullins had always played well in the limited playing time he got and it was more a matter of finding the right situation for him. In D.C., he's finally with a team desperate for scoring and willing to play American attackers who proved themselves at the college level, something his first two teams didn't always do.

Frankly, Mullins' win was a runaway result, too, with only FC Dallas winger Michael Barrios registering double-digit points in the vote alongside him.

Full results for Week 25, with first-place votes getting three points, second-place votes receiving two points and third-place votes earning a point each:

Player Points
Patrick Mullins 30
Michael Barrios 13
Keegan Rosenberry 6
Diego Valeri 4
Kaká 4
Roland Alberg 3
Yura Movsisyan 3
Justin Meram 3
Matias Perez Garcia 2
Andre Blake 2
Alex 2

And here are the full ballots for Week 25:

Austin Fido (Once a Metro) Roland Alberg Patrick Mullins Michael Barrios
Rob Usry (Dirty South Soccer) Michael Barrios Patrick Mullins Justin Meram
Raf Noboa y Rivera (Hudson River Blue) Diego Valeri Matias Perez Garcia Michael Barrios
Alicia Tolar (Dynamo Theory) Patrick Mullins Michael Barrios Yura Movsisyan
Drew Epperley (Big D Soccer) Patrick Mullins Michael Barrios Kaká
Jake Simons (RSL Soapbox) Patrick Mullins Yura Movsisyan Diego Valeri
Robert Jonas (Center Line Soccer) Patrick Mullins Kaká Justin Meram
Eugene Rupinski (Brotherly Game) Patrick Mullins Keegan Rosenberry Michael Barrios
Michael Citro (The Mane Land) Patrick Mullins Michael Barrios Kaká
Dave Clark (Sounder at Heart) Patrick Mullins Andre Blake Justin Meram
Jason Anderson (Black and Red United) Patrick Mullins Alex Keegan Rosenberry
Alicia Rodriguez (Angels on Parade) Keegan Rosenberry Patrick Mullins Michael Barrios