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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