Los Angeles Football Club forward Adama Diomande was voted the Major League Soccer player of the week by the North American Soccer Reporters, it was announced Tuesday.

LAFC defeated the Philadelphia Union, 4-1, at Banc of California Stadium Saturday, with Diomande recording the first hat-trick in club history. Diomande has scored seven goals in his first five MLS games, the most of any player in league history after five matches. LAFC (9-4-3, 30 points) sits third in the Western Conference.

The Norway national team forward opened the scoring with a goal in the 25th minute, dispossessing the Union of the ball and displaying fancy footwork to weave past a defender in the box before finishing with a low right-footed shot into the far left side of goal (Watch Goal). Diomande pushed the lead to 2-0 in the 43rd minute off an assist from Mark-Anthony Kaye in the box with an easy tap-in directly in front of goal (Watch Goal).

Following a Philadelphia goal, Diomande extended the lead to 3-1 in the 55th minute to complete his hat-trick. It was another close range goal for the forward when he recovered a Latif Blessing shot attempt and slammed it home with a right-footed strike (Watch Goal).

Los Angeles Football Club returns to action Tuesday to face the Houston Dynamo at BBVA Compass Stadium (9 p.m. ET, ESPN+), before hosting Orlando City SC Saturday at Banc of California Stadium (4:30 p.m. ET, FOX / FOX Sports GO / FOX Deportes).

The player of the week is chosen each week of the regular season by members of the North American Soccer Reporters.