Nashville SC 2020 Report Card: Brayan Beckeles

We’re continuing our Nashville SC report cards with a look at Brayan Beckeles.


Position: Right-back
Matches played: 2
Minutes played: 81
Goals added: -0.18 (69th among MLS fullbacks)
xPass Score: 2.75 (63rd among MLS fullbacks)
Goals conceded: 0
Average Speedway Soccer rating: 6.1
Average WhoScored rating: 6.2

What went right in 2020?

Beckeles was signed as a veteran option with experience in the Portuguese and Mexican top flights, as well as the World Cup. While he didn’t see the field, he was clearly a leader and a much-loved personality in the locker room.

What went wrong in 2020?

Despite right back being a major weakness to start the season, Beckeles wasn’t the solution. He got a run out in Nashville’s third match of the season, and played 67 minutes in their first-ever win in mid-August. He didn’t see the field again until a late cameo against Houston in October, and wasn’t in the squad for their final nine matches of the season. On the field, he was a non-factor.

What needs to improve in 2021?

Beckeles won’t return for the 2021 season.

Most memorable moment

Beckeles had a couple endearing moments off the field, including at Nashville SC’s jersey reveal party:

Most memorable, though, was his celebration in a Super Man costume after Nashville clinched a playoff berth:

That one will be remembered for a while.

2020 Grade: D

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