Walker Zimmerman and Hany Mukhtar named to MLS Best XI

NASHVILLE, TN – A pair of Nashville SC players were named to the MLS Best XI on Wednesday. Defender Walker Zimmerman and Hany Mukhtar were selected as the top players at their respective positions by a panel of media, MLS players and MLS technical staffers.

2022 MLS Best XI

Goalkeeper: Andre Blake (Philadelphia Union)
Defenders: Jakob Glesnes (Philadelphia Union), Walker Zimmerman (Nashville SC), Kai Wagner (Philadelphia Union)
Midfielders: Luciano Acosta (FC Cincinnati), Sebastián Driussi (Austin FC), Dániel Gazdag (Philadelphia Union), Hany Mukhtar (Nashville SC)
Forwards: Jesús Ferreira (FC Dallas), Brandon Vázquez (FC Cincinnati), Carlos Vela (LAFC)

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Zimmerman becomes just the fifth player in MLS history to make the Best XI for four consecutive seasons. He’s been named in all three years he’s been with Nashville, in addition to the 2019 season, where he played with Los Angeles FC.

Mukhtar makes the XI for the second-consecutive year, finishing second in the Landon Donovan MLS MVP voting in 2021.

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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