Nashville SC duo Hany Mukhtar and Walker Zimmerman were named to the MLS Team of Matchday 10 for their performances in a 3-1 win over Atlanta United on Saturday.
Hany Mukhtar set up all three goals. The reigning MVP set up Walker Zimmerman at the near post with a corner kick, and the defender flicked on for Fafà Picault to bury the ball at the back post. Nashville’s second was scored after Clement Diop spilled a shot from Mukhtar, setting up Teal Bunbury for a tap-in. And then in second half stoppage time, Mukhtar got the ball on the break and played a perfect pass for Jacob Shaffelburg to ice the game.
In addition to getting the assist for the first goal, Zimmerman helped keep Atlanta from scoring in the run of play (their goal came from the penalty spot). Nashville’s captain lead the backline, who have conceded just six goals from their first 10 games, holding the Five Stripes to just two shots on target.
It’s Mukhtar’s third selection to the Team of the Matchday, and the third for Zimmerman.
Nashville SC 2023 Team of the Week selections
Hany Mukhtar: Week 6, Week 10
Jacob Shaffelburg: Week 1 (bench), Week 3 (bench)
Walker Zimmerman: Week 1, Week 6, Week 10