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FC Cincinnati forward Brenner was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire for the 30th week of the 2022 MLS season.

Brenner became the fourth player this season and the first in FC Cincinnati history to record at least three goals and one assist in a match. His three-goal performance marked his second hat trick of the season after he scored three goals against New York City FC on June 30. Brenner joins the Philadelphia Union’s Julián Carranza as the only players in MLS this season to score multiple hat tricks

Brenner’s recognition is his second MLS Player of the Week award of the season. He joins Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar and the Union’s Carranza as the only players to win MLS Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire multiple times in 2022. 

The Brazilian forward is the only player in FC Cincinnati history to win the award, after he became the first player to earn the recognition in Week 17 earlier this season.

Brenner has scored 12 goals this season, joining Brandon Vazquez (16 goals this season) as the first two players in club history to score double-digit goals in a season. Brenner’s 12 goals are already a career-high, and he now has 20 in his past two seasons with Cincinnati. Among players that entered MLS in 2021 or later, the Brazilian forward joins LAFC’s Cristian Arango (30), Austin FC’s Sebastián Driussi (25), and the Philadelphia Union’s Dániel Gazdag (23) as the only players to score at least 20 goals over that time span.

The MLS Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire is selected each week of the regular season through both media and fan voting in a process conducted by MLS Communications. A panel of journalists from the North American Soccer Reporters (NASR) comprises 75 percent of the vote, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25 percent of voting. NASR consists of members of print, television, radio, and online media.

2022 MLS Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire Winners
Week
Player
Club
Week 1
Carlos Vela
Los Angeles Football Club
Week 2
Lewis Morgan
New York Red Bulls
Week 3
Dayne St. Clair
Minnesota United FC
Week 4
Jesús Ferreira
FC Dallas
Week 5
Javier “Chicharito” Hernández
LA Galaxy
Week 6
Leonardo Campana
Inter Miami CF
Week 7
Valentín “Taty” Castellanos
New York City FC
Week 8
Cristian Espinoza
San Jose Earthquakes
Week 9
Kamal Miller
CF Montréal
Week 10
Ronald Cisneros
Atlanta United FC
Week 11
Sebastián Blanco
Portland Timbers
Week 12
Jamiro Monteiro
San Jose Earthquakes
Week 13
Sebastián Ferreira
Houston Dynamo FC
Week 14
Dejan Joveljić
LA Galaxy
Week 15
Luquinhas
New York Red Bulls
Week 16
Hany Mukhtar
Nashville SC
Week 17
Brenner
FC Cincinnati
Week 18
Taxiarchis “Taxi” Fountas
D.C. United
Week 19
Julián Carranza
Philadelphia Union
Week 20
Jhon Durán
Chicago Fire FC
Week 21
Emmanuel Reynoso
Minnesota United FC
Week 22
Michael Bradley
Toronto FC
Week 23
Gonzalo Higuaín
Inter Miami CF
Week 24
Gyasi Zardes
Colorado Rapids
Week 25
Alejandro Pozuelo
Inter Miami CF
Week 26
Julián Carranza
Philadelphia Union
Week 27
Dániel Gazdag
Philadelphia Union
Week 28
Hany Mukhtar
Nashville SC
Week 29
Hany Mukhtar
Nashville SC
Week 30
Brenner
FC Cincinnati

FC Cincinnati head west to take on Real Salt Lake next Saturday, Sept. 17. for Kickoff is set for 9:30 p.m. ET from America First Field and the game can be watched on Star64, streamed in-market at fccincinnati.com, out of market on ESPN+ and listened to on the radio on ESPN 1530.

2023 FC Cincinnati Season Ticket Memberships are now available. Season Ticket Members are guaranteed the best seats at the best prices for every match at TQL Stadium in 2023, in addition to access to exclusive events, discounts on merchandise and more!

2023 Season Tickets are on sale now at fccincinnati.com/tickets. Fans looking for more information can contact a dedicated FC Cincinnati representative at (513) 977-5435 or e-mail tickets@fccincinnati.com.

Single match tickets to any of FC Cincinnati’s remaining home games are also available now, head to fccincinnati.com/tickets or call 513-977-KICK, to learn more.

FC Cincinnati are playing their fourth season of MLS competition in 2022, and their second playing at TQL Stadium. For up-to-the-minute information about FC Cincinnati, visit the team’s official website at fccincinnati.com, or follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @FCCincinnati. Additionally, fans are encouraged to download the team’s official mobile app on the Apple App Store or Google Play for instant access to mobile tickets, team content and match notifications.