Nashville SC earned two selections to the Major League Soccer Team of the Week after knocking off New England Revolution 2-0 in Nissan Stadium Saturday afternoon. Midfielder Alex Muyl and Walker Zimmerman came fourth and fifth, respectively in North American Soccer Reporters Team of the Week voting*.
Muyl scored the game-sealing goal after intercepting a Revolution pass (which was one of nine defensive actions he was credited for in a clean-sheet performance from Nashville SC). He also completed 24/30 passes. He covered the most distance of any player in the league over the weekend, as well:
Zimmerman, the reigning MLS Defender of the Year, completed 25 of 33 passes, including the assist on CJ Sapong’s game-opening goal, which proved to be the game-winner. Zimmerman was credited with 10 defensive actions as he contributed to the clean-sheet performance, as well.
They are the third and fourth Nashville SC players named to the Team of the Week in 2021: Randall Leal in Week One, and Joe Willis after Week Three are the previous honorees. This is the first time since Oct. 26 last season that multiple Nashville SC players earned the nod. Zimmerman and Leal were so-honored after a two-match week that saw a 0-0 draw coincidentally against this very same New England side, and a 3-0 victory against Houston Dynamo in which both players scored and Leal assisted on Zimmerman’s tally.
*In the interest of full disclosure, I am the secretary of that organization and am tasked with compiling the votes. I have the same single ballot as each of our several-hundred members – and I did include a second-place vote for Zimmerman this week.