Joe Willis named to MLS Team of the Week

Nashville SC goalkeeper Joe Willis was named to the MLS Team of the Week after a standout performance in a 1-0 win against LAFC. The veteran keeper made 14 saves, including one from the penalty spot, to earn the ‘Yotes a Decision Day win.

Shaq Moore also received a nod to the Team of the Week bench, his first inclusion since joining Nashville for a reported $2 million from Tenerife. The right back made seven recoveries to keep LAFC from scoring.

In all, 13 Nashville players made the Team of the Week in 2022, with Gary Smith earning a pair of selections. Hany Mukhtar unsurprisingly lead the team with eight selections, including three Player of the Week honors.

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
Shaq Moore: Week 34 (bench)
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)
Joe Willis: Week 34
Walker Zimmerman: Week 3 (bench), Week 4Week 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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