In a shortened week – including only the mid-week contests last night – Nashville SC keeper Joe Willis did enough to earn first-team league honors.
He made five saves on six FC Dallas shots on-target in a 1-0 loss Wednesday evening.
Having been named to the Week 15 squad, he joins Randall Leal – the first-ever NSC player to earn multiple Team of the Week selections – as multiple honorees. Leal (Weeks 20 and 21, Week 21 Player of the week) Hany Mukhtar (Week 18, Player of the Week), Dax McCarty (Week 11, runner-up to POTW Jordan Morris), Gary Smith (Week 11 coach), and Walker Zimmerman (Week 20) are NSC’s past honorees. Boys in Gold have also made the “bench” – TOTW runners-up, effectively – four times: Leal (Week 9), Aníbal Godoy (Week 13), Daniel Ríos (Week 14), and Zimmerman (Week 17).