Hany Mukhtar named MLS Player of the Week for second-consecutive week

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC attacker Hany Mukhtar was named MLS Player of the Week after his performance in a 3-0 win over Austin FC. In the same day as he was named August Player of the Month, the German also took home his second straight player of the week nod.

Additionally, Mukhtar and defender Walker Zimmerman were named to the MLS Team of the Week. Zimmerman scored Nashville’s opener against Austin with a powerful header to bury a Dan Lovitz corner kick. It was his third goal of the 2022 season.

Zimmerman opened the scoring with a powerful header to bury a corner kick just after halftime. Mukhtar added a brace to lead the ‘Yotes to an emphatic win over a very good Austin side. Nashville are up to fourth in the Western Conference table.

It’s Mukhtar’s eighth selection of 2022, and Zimmerman’s third. Both Designated Players, the pair have been crucial to Nashville’s improved form since the start of August.

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 20Week 28
Jack Maher: Week 27
Dax McCarty: Week 10
Hany Mukhtar: Week 7Week 12Week 14Week 16 (POTW), Week 20 (bench)Week 26Week 28 (POTW), Week 29 (POTW)
Alex Muyl: Week 12 (bench)
CJ Sapong: Week 13
Taylor Washington: Week 5 (bench)
Walker Zimmerman: Week 3 (bench), Week 4, Week 29

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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