Nashville SC’s Leal and Zimmerman named to MLS Team of the Week

Nashville SC’s Randall Leal and Walker Zimmerman were named to the MLS Week 20 Team of the Week, following Nashville’s 3-0 win over FC Dallas and 1-1 draw with New England Revolution.

Randall Leal finished the week with a goal and two assists. The designated player scored the opening goal against FC Dallas on Tuesday and assisted Nashville’s third, a run and strike from Daniel Ríos that grabbed plenty of headlines.

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Leal and Walker Zimmerman combined for Nashville’s loan goal against New England. Leal combined with Derrick Jones to earn a corner kick, and then served up the delivery for Zimmerman to head home.

As well as scoring the goal, Zimmerman was crucial to Nashville’s defensive efforts, keeping a clean sheet against Dallas and limiting New England to a single goal. The center-back made four clearances and recovered the ball twice.

Zimmerman’s goal was his third of the season, putting him level with Daniel Ríos and Hany Mukhtar for the team lead.

Leal has scored twice and assisted three more this season. His five goal contributions are tied with Mukhtar for the most on the team.

Nashville SC Team of the Week Honors

Walker Zimmerman – Week 20
Randall Leal – Week 20, Week 9 (bench)
Dax McCarty – Week 11
Joe Willis Week 15
Hany Mukhtar – Week 18
Aníbal Godoy – Week 13 (bench)
Daniel RíosWeek 14 (bench)

Gary Smith – Week 11

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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