Nashville SC’s Aníbal Godoy and Gary Smith named to MLS Team of the Week

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.

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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.

Nashville SC 2022 Team of the Week selections

Aníbal Godoy: Week 1
Gary Smith: Week 1

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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