Hany Mukhtar named MLS Player of the Month

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar was named MLS’s Player of the Month for August. With seven goals and five assists, Mukhtar was just the fourth player in league history to notch 12 goal contributions in a single month.

Mukhtar leads MLS in both goals (21) and goal contributions (32). He became just the fifth player in league history to record at least 20 goals and 10 assists in a single year, along with LAFC’s Carlos Vela (2019), LA Galaxy’s Zlatan Ibrahimović (2018), Portland Timbers’ Diego Valeri (2017), and Toronto FC’s Sebastian Giovinco (2015).

Mukhtar is the first Nashville SC player to earn a Player of the Month nod, and the first German player in league history to win the award.

After a hat trick over Colorado Rapids and a brace over Austin FC, Mukhtar has firmly staked his claim for the 2022 Landon Donovan MLS MVP award, the most prestigious individual award in the league. Mukhtar finished second in 2021 MVP voting to New England Revolution maestro Carles Gil, and has followed up his stellar 2021 campaign with an even better 2022.

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.

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