Hany Mukhtar named MLS Player of the Week

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 GodoyWeek 1
Dave Romney: Week 6Week 10
Gary Smith: Week 1Week 14
Randall Leal: Week 6
Dax McCarty: Week 10
Hany Mukhtar: Week 7Week 12Week 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

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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