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CINCINNATI – FC Cincinnati forward Brenner was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire for the 34th week of the 2022 MLS season.

Brenner scored a hat trick and added one assist as part of FC Cincinnati’s 5-2 win over D.C. United on Decision Day Sunday, which secured the Orange and Blue’s first berth in the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs (Watch Highlights from His Performance Here).

Brenner became the sixth different player in MLS history to score at least three hat tricks in a single season and the first since Josef Martínez in 2018. It marked his second game this season with at least three goals and one assist, becoming the first player to do so twice in a single season since Landon Donovan for the LA Galaxy in 2007. The Brazilian forward has nine goals in his last five matches, which is tied for the most in a five-game span in a single season in MLS history.

GOAL: Brenner Souza da Silva, FC Cincinnati - 37th minute

Brenner finished the season with 18 goals, which was tied for the fourth most in MLS alongside his teammate Brandon Vazquez and two others. Cincinnati became the first club in MLS history to have two players score at least 18 goals in the same season and their 36 combined was tied for the most by a teammate duo in 2022 (Philadelphia Union’s Julián Carranza and Dániel Gazdag). Since the start of September, Brenner’s nine goals were the most in MLS and two more than the next closest player.

Brenner joins Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar as the only players to win MLS Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire three different times in 2022. Brenner remains the only player in club history to win the award, after he earned the recognition for his performances in Weeks 17 and 30.

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.

FC Cincinnati will compete in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs for the first time in club history, with the Orange and Blue set to take on the New York Red Bulls Saturday, Oct. 15. Kick off for Round One is set for noon ET at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, N.J. The matchup will broadcast locally on Star64, nationally on UniMás and TUDN (Spanish audio) and on MLSSoccer.com/MLS App (English audio), and over the radio locally on ESPN 1530.

For more information on the Orange and Blue’s first appearance in the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs, visit FC Cincinnati Playoff Central presented by Mercy Health.

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.

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.

2022 MLS Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire Winners
2022 MLS Player of the Week presented by Continental Tire Winners
Week
Player
Club
Week 1
Carlos Vela
LAFC
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
Ronaldo 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
Han 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
Emanuel 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
Week 31
Moussa Djitté
Austin FC
Week 32
Karol Świderski
Charlotte FC
Week 33
Daniel Ríos
Charlotte FC
Week 34
Brenner
FC Cincinnati