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Nicolás Gaitán earned MLS Player of the Week honors

Chicago Fire midfielder Nicolas Gaitan kicks the ball past New England Revolution defender Antonio Delamea Mlinar

Mike Dinovo

USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Fire's Argentine attacking midfielder was a key figure in week 11 for the Windy City franchise.

Chicago Fire got two wins in a row against New England Revolution and Minnesota United in Week 11, with no player shining brighter than Nico Gaitan. And that's why he was chosen as the MLS Player of the Week.

Chicago Fire faced the Revs in the midweek session where Nico lifted the Fire over New England for a 5-0 win, a game where he assisted the first two goals and scored a goal, after having created four chances.

The 31-year-old extended his form into the weekend match, helping Chicago to take the lead over the Loons early in the game, before setting up the assist for the winning goal.

Gaitan left Saturday's match 12 minutes after providing the assist for Vito Mannone's goal, due to a hamstring injury which will keep out of action for several games.

Player of the Week

Each week an MLS player of the week is chosen by the media and fan voting process conducted by MLS Communications, with 75% of weight of the vote going to North American Soccer Reporters, while a Twitter fan vote represents the remaining 25%.