Nashville SC earned a pair of honorees in the first MLS Team of the Week of the 2022 season. Aníbal Godoy was selected after his goal earned a 1-0 win in Seattle, and Gary Smith was named Coach of the Week for the first time since Week 11 of the 2020 season.
Godoy put in a shift on both sides of the ball, in addition to his game winning goal. The Panamanian international completed 77% of his passes, intercepting the ball twice and making eight recoveries.
Smith deployed a new-look 4-1-3-2 formation that saw Dax McCarty act as a shield in front of the backline, allowing Godoy, Sean Davis and Randall Leal to support the frontline.
The victory was Nashville’s first opening-day win in MLS, and just their second total under Gary Smith.