Nashville’s Hany Mukhtar named MLS player of the week

Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar has been named MLS player of the week. The German-born attacker scored three goals in six minutes in a 5-1 win over Chicago, completing his hat trick within the first 16 minutes of the match, and MLS record.

Mukhtar’s third goal, a free kick from 20 yards out that kissed the crossbar on its way to goal, is nominated for the league’s goal of the week honor.

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The win over Chicago puts Nashville level on points for third place in the Eastern conference ahead of a midweek trip to Columbus Crew SC.

Mukhtar was also named to the MLS Team of the Week, along with Dan Lovitz, who made the bench after assisting Mukhtar’s second goal.

This is Mukhtar’s third selection of the 2021 season, a club high. Lovtiz and Mukhtar’s selection make 13 times a Nashville SC player has been named to the team of the week this season.

Nashville SC 2021 Team of the Week selections

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)
Joe Willis Week 3 
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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