Nashville SC’s Dax McCarty and Gary Smith named to MLS Team of the Week

Major League Soccer announced the Team of the Week for Week 11 on Monday, featuring two Nashville SC representatives.

Midfielder Dax McCarty earned a spot in the midfield after his performance against Atlanta United on Saturday. His goal and three assists was the single most productive outing of this 15 year MLS career.

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In addition to his contributions to the scoresheet, McCarty completed 80% of his passes and created three chances on the night.

Gary Smith was selected as the coach of the week after the win. In addition to beating Atlanta United 4-2, his Nashville side have taken eight points from their last four matches, scoring six and conceding four.

After ten matches, Nashville SC have 12 points, good for ninth place in the MLS Eastern Conference. Currently in line for a playoff berth, the expansion side will face conference-leading Columbus Crew SC on the road next weekend.

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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