Brian Anunga and Elliot Panicco named to MLS Team of Matchday 29

Nashville SC goalkeeper Elliot Panicco and midfielder Brian Anunga were named to the Team of Matchday 29 bench for their performance in a 0-0 draw against Inter Miami CF.

Panicco made four saves to deny Miami, the first clean sheet kept against the Herons since Lionel Messi debuted after joining from Paris St. Germain in the summer transfer window. Anunga made six recoveries and shielded Nashville’s backline against Miami’s attack.

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Panicco is the first Nashville SC goalkeeper to earn Team of the Matchday honors this season. It’s the first Team of the Matchday nod for either player.

Nashville SC 2023 Team of the Matchday selections

Brian Anunga: Matchday 29 (bench)
Randall Leal: Matchday 22
Dan Lovitz: Matchday 15
Lukas MacNaughton: Matchday 13
Dax McCarty: Matchday 19 (bench)
Shaq Moore: Matchday 19Matchday 22 (bench)
Hany Mukhtar: Matchday 6Matchday 10Matchday 11Matchday 14Matchday 15Matchday 17Matchday 19
Elliot Panicco: Matchday 29 (bench)
Jacob Shaffelburg: Matchday 1 (bench), Matchday 3 (bench), Matchday 19 (bench)
Walker Zimmerman: Matchday 1Matchday 6Matchday 10

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. Mastodon

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