Nashville SC’s Gary Smith and Hany Mukhtar named to MLS Team of the Week

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and forward Hany Mukhtar were named to the MLS Team of the Week after their Week 14 win over the Colorado Rapids.

Mukhtar scored a brace in two minutes to put Nashville up 3-0 inside 17 minutes. The goals were his fifth and sixth in the month of May, bringing his 2022 tally up to eight.

Smith was named coach of the week for the second time in 2022, the first coming after their season-opening win in Seattle. The win was Smith’s first match back in Denver after being fired by the Rapids at the end of the 2011 season, despite winning MLS Cup the year prior. This was Smith’s second time defeating Colorado with Nashville, also knocking them out of the US Open Cup in 2018.

Nashville’s win broke Colorado’s 23 match unbeaten streak at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Nashville SC 2022 Team of the Week selections

Aníbal GodoyWeek 1
Dave Romney: Week 6Week 10
Gary Smith: Week 1, Week 14
Randall Leal: Week 6
Dax McCarty: Week 10
Hany Mukhtar: Week 7Week 12, Week 14
Alex Muyl: Week 12 (bench)
CJ Sapong: Week 13
Taylor Washington: Week 5 (bench)
Walker Zimmerman: Week 3 (bench), Week 4

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.

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