Hany Mukhtar named to 2024 MLS All-Star roster

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC attacker Hany Mukhtar has been named to the 2024 MLS All-Star roster, Major League Soccer announced Monday. It’s the third-consecutive selection for the 2022 MLS MVP, who joins the 30-player roster as one of 16 players selected by Columbus Crew head coach Wilfried Nancy.

Mukhtar’s first All-Star appearance was a memorable one. En-route to an MVP-winning season, Mukhtar won the crossbar challenge against the Liga MX All-Stars, striking the bar from near midfield to secure the win.

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Mukhtar, 29, has had a quiet start to the 2024 season by his standards. With five goals and seven assists in regular season play, his 0.75 goal contributions per match through 22 games is the lowest since his first season with Nashville in 2020. However, his five goals are still good for second on the team behind Sam Surridge, with six goal contributions in his last eight matches potentially signaling an uptick in form.

Mukhtar is a hugely popular figure in Nashville and around MLS. His jersey was the eighth most-sold jersey via MLS’s official store when the league released numbers in early June, and he’s been in the top 25 in each of the last four seasons.

The 2024 All-Star game will take place on Wednesday, July 24 in Columbus, Ohio. The MLS All-Stars will once again compete against a team of Liga MX All-Stars, with the popular skills challenge taking place the evening prior.

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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