Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar was named MLS Player of the Week after his Week 16 brace lead the ‘Yotes to a 3-1 win on the road against DC United. It’s the fourth time he’s been named Player of the Week since joining Nashville ahead of the 2020 season. Only Seatte’s Raúl Ruidíaz has earned that honor four times in the same period.
Mukhtar’s brace takes him to eight goals scored this season, the fourth-most in MLS. The 2021 Landon Donovan MLS MVP runner up has 13 combined goals and assists this year, the most in MLS, as well as two goals in the US Open Cup.
Since the start of 2021, no player in MLS has contributed to more goals than Mukhtar’s 41. He’s put himself firmly in the mix for the MVP discussion once again, and is one of the favorites to represent the league at the 2021 MLS All-Star game. Fans can submit their ballots for the All-Star game here.
Nashville SC 2022 Team of the Week selections
Aníbal Godoy: Week 1
Dave Romney: Week 6, Week 10
Gary Smith: Week 1, Week 14
Randall Leal: Week 6
Dax McCarty: Week 10
Hany Mukhtar: Week 7, Week 12, Week 14, Week 16 (POTW),
Alex Muyl: Week 12 (bench)
CJ Sapong: Week 13
Taylor Washington: Week 5 (bench)
Walker Zimmerman: Week 3 (bench), Week 4