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

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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

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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