Nashville SC 2021 predictions

It’s finally here! Nashville SC kicks off their 2021 MLS season tonight, taking on former USL rivals FC Cincinnati. Ahead of the season, Speedway Soccer made their predictions for Nashville’s season.


Who will finish as Nashville’s top scorer?

Who will lead Nashville in assists?

Who will be Nashville’s 2021 MVP?

  • Ben – Hany Mukhtar
  • Davey – Hany Mukhtar
  • SlapeHany Mukhtar
  • Andy – Walker Zimmerman

Will Nashville make the playoffs in 2021?

Where will Nashville finish in the table?

Biggest strength heading into the season

  • Ben – Defense
  • Davey – Also defense
  • SlapeDitto
  • Andy – DE-FENSE!
  • Lucas – Yeah, the entire defensive core is rock solid

Biggest weakness heading into the season

  • Ben – Lack of central midfield depth, especially with international duty
  • Davey – Midfield depth
  • SlapeAlso midfield depth
  • Andy – Lack of a proven goalscorer outside of CJ Sapong
  • Lucas – Depth on the wings

Bold prediction

  • Ben – Nashville finishes with the best defense in MLS and a top five goal difference
  • Davey – Nashville finishes high enough in the table to earn a home playoff match
  • SlapeRandall Leal finishes the year with 15 combined goals and assists
  • Andy – Provided he stays healthy, Hany Mukhtar is top three in the MLS assist chart
  • Lucas – Rodrigo Piñeiro is consistently in the starting XI by the midway point of the season

Fan-voted starting XI

Right to left: Joe Willis; Alistair Johnston, Walker Zimmerman, Dave Romney, Dan Lovitz; Dax McCarty, Aníbal Godoy; Alex Muyl, Hany Mukhtar, Randall Leal; Jhonder Cádiz

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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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