Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar and Walker Zimmerman selected to the 2023 MLS All-Star Team

Nashville SC Designated Players Walker Zimmerman and Hany Mukhtar were voted into the 2023 MLS All-Star team, the team and league announced on Tuesday. It marks Zimmerman’s fourth MLS All-Star selection and Mukhtar’s second.

Mukhtar’s 20 goal contributions lead MLS. He also sits atop the Golden Boot race and is seen as the front-runner to make history as the first back-to-back MVP award winner.

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For Zimmerman, he again makes the All-Star team despite the start-and-stop nature of his 2023 season thus far. Having missed multiple matches due to injury and national team duty, Zimmerman may not have had as strong a case as in years past. However, Zimmerman has provided his usual dominant defensive displays when on the field. This year, Zimmerman took over full-time captain duties for Nashville SC, signaling his importance as a leader for the team.

The MLS All-Star team will take on Arsenal of the English Premier League on July 19 at D.C. United’s Audi Field.

2023 MLS All-Star Team

Goalkeepers

  • Roman Bürki (St. Louis CITY SC / Voted In)
  • Tyler Miller (D.C. United / Coach’s Selection)
  • Djordje Petrović (New England Revolution / Coach’s Selection)

Defenders

  • Álvaro Barreal (FC Cincinnati / Voted In)
  • Jon Gallagher (Austin FC / Voted In)
  • Ryan Hollingshead (LAFC / Coach’s Selection)
  • Matt Miazga (FC Cincinnati / Voted In)
  • Tim Parker (St. Louis CITY SC / Coach’s Selection)
  • John Tolkin (New York Red Bulls / Coach’s Selection)
  • Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC / Voted In)

Midfielders

  • Luciano Acosta (FC Cincinnati / Voted In)
  • Thiago Almada (Atlanta United / Voted In)
  • Mathieu Choinière (CF Montréal / Commissioner’s Selection)
  • Héctor Herrera (Houston Dynamo FC / Coach’s Selection)
  • José Martínez (Philadelphia Union / Coach’s Selection)
  • Aidan Morris (Columbus Crew / Voted In)
  • Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC / Voted In)
  • Riqui Puig (LA Galaxy / Coach’s Selection)
  • Lucas Zelarayán (Columbus Crew / Coach’s Selection)

Forwards

  • Christian Benteke (D.C. United / Coach’s Selection)
  • Dénis Bouanga (LAFC / Voted In)
  • Cristian Espinoza (San Jose Earthquakes / Coach’s Selection)
  • Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas / Voted In)
  • Giorgos Giakoumakis (Atlanta United / Coach’s Selection)
  • Kei Kamara (Chicago Fire FC / Commissioner’s Selection)
  • Jordan Morris (Seattle Sounders FC / Voted In)
Author: Chris IveyChris is a senior writer covering Nashville SC. His writings focus on the team at large and often navigate the complexity of roster building around the myriad of MLS rules. Outside of Broadway Sports Media, Chris resides in Knoxville and is a licensed attorney. Beyond NSC, he is always willing to discuss Tennessee football and basketball, Coventry City, and USMNT. Follow Chris on Twitter

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