Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar named MLS Player of the Week

Nashville SC MVP candidate Hany Mukhtar was named MLS Player of the Week after his Week 28 hat-trick against Colorado Rapids. It’s his fifth time being named Player of the Week since joining Nashville SC in 2020, the most of any player in that stretch.

It was the fifth multi-goal game for Mukhtar this season, who’s now scored 19 and assisted 11, just one behind Austin FC’s Sebastián Driussi in the MLS golden boot race.

Mukhtar wasn’t the only Nashville player honored in Week 28; Randall Leal was also named to the Team of the Week bench after notching an assist against the Rapids.

This is Mukhtar’s second Player of the Week nod in 2022, and his seventh time in the MLS Team of the Week.

Nashville SC 2022 Team of the Week selections

Sean Davis: Week 18 (bench)
Aníbal GodoyWeek 1
Dave Romney: Week 6Week 10
Gary Smith: Week 1Week 14
Randall Leal: Week 6Week 20, Week 28
Jack Maher: Week 27
Dax McCarty: Week 10
Hany Mukhtar: Week 7Week 12Week 14Week 16 (POTW), Week 20 (bench)Week 26, Week 28 (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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