Nashville’s Joe Willis named to MLS Team of the Week bench

Nashville SC goalkeeper Joe Willis was named to the MLS Team of the Week bench after his seven save performance in Columbus on Wednesday. The veteran net minder earned his sixth clean sheet of the year with a depleted backline.

Willis made his 150th MLS appearance in Columbus, moving him to 29th all time among MLS goalkeepers. His seven saves were a season high, but not enough to push him into the XI past Kenneth Vermeer’s eight save outing in a 1-1 draw with Atlanta. Willis’s six clean sheets are tied with Colorado’s William Yarbrough for the MLS lead.

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Nashville SC 2021 Team of the Week selections

Luke Haakenson | Week 9
Randall Leal Week 1Week 6 (bench)Week 11
Jack Maher | Week 9 (bench)
Hany Mukhtar Week 7Week 12 (bench)Week 13
Alex Muyl Week 4 
Dan Lovitz | Week 13 (bench)
Joe Willis Week 3, Week 14 (bench) 
Walker Zimmerman Week 4

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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