Hany Mukhtar, one of the driving forces behind Nashville Soccer Club’s remarkable success this season, has been named MLS Player of the Week for Week 23. Mukhtar scored two goals in the teams recent 3-1 win over New York City FC. This marks the fourth time that Mukhtar has won MLS Player of the Week Honors after being selected on Oct. 18, 2020, Nov. 9, 2020, and June 19, 2021.
Mukhtar leads the team in scoring and assists with 10 and 7, respectively. He has played in 21 of 22 matches so far this season for a total of 1,632 minutes. He is making case for an MVP this season and is now in a tie for seventh place in the running for the MLS Golden Boot.
The win against NYCFC was Mukhtar’s third multiple-goal game of the season, tied for the league lead, which also included the fastest hat trick scored from the start of a game in MLS history on July 17, leading to his prior Player of the Week honors.
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