Nashville’s Robert Castellanos named to MLS Team of the Week

Nashville SC have a player in the MLS Team of the Week for the sixth consecutive week. Center back Robert Castellanos has been selected this week following his Nashville SC and MLS debut.

Castellanos, 23, was told he’d start Sunday night’s match against Toronto FC just an hour before kickoff. The defender help hold the Reds to just two shots on target and scored the equalizer himself, flicking a header to the near post from a Dave Romney long throw. Castellanos came close to scoring a second just after the break, in addition to completing 92% of his passes, winning four duels and recording 14 clearances.

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Nashville will travel to take on conference-leading New England Revolution on Wednesday.

Nashville SC 2021 Team of the Week selections

Robert Castellanos | Week 16
Luke Haakenson | Week 9
Randall Leal Week 1Week 6 (bench)Week 11
Jack Maher | Week 9 (bench)
Hany Mukhtar Week 7Week 12 (bench)Week 13
Alex Muyl Week 4 
Dan Lovitz | Week 13 (bench)
CJ Sapong | Week 15
Joe Willis Week 3Week 14 (bench) 
Walker Zimmerman Week 4

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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