Hany Mukhtar named Landon Donovan MLS MVP

Roberto Rojas
Nashville SC's Hany Mukhtar
Nashville SC's Hany Mukhtar / Jeremy Reper/ISI Photos/GettyImages
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Nashville SC's Hany Mukhtar has been named Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player for 2022. After leading the league with 23 goals to capture the MLS Golden Boot, the 27-year-old German-born forward stands the first in Nashville SC history to win MVP.

Mukhtar also helped his side with 34 goal contributions in 2022, tied for the fifth-most in a single MLS season to inspire Nashville to fifth place on the Western Conference table.

He won the vote with 48.03% of the vote, defeating Austin FC's Sebastián Driussi and Philadelphia Union's Andre Blake, who finished in second and third respectively.

Nashville became the fourth expansion club to have a player win MVP within their first three MLS seasons, joining LAFC's Carlos Vela in 2019, Atlanta United's Josef Martínez in 2018 and New York City FC's David Villa in 2016.


Every MLS Most Valuable Player winner:

  • 2022: Hany Mukhtar – Nashville SC
  • 2021: Carles Gil – New England Revolution
  • 2020: Alejandro Pozuelo – Toronto FC
  • 2019: Carlos Vela – Los Angeles Football Club
  • 2018: Josef Martínez – Atlanta United FC
  • 2017: Diego Valeri – Portland Timbers
  • 2016: David Villa – New York City FC
  • 2015: Sebastian Giovinco – Toronto FC
  • 2014: Robbie Keane – LA Galaxy
  • 2013: Mike Magee – Chicago Fire
  • 2012: Chris Wondolowski – San Jose Earthquakes
  • 2011: Dwayne De Rosario – D.C. United
  • 2010: David Ferreira – FC Dallas
  • 2009: Landon Donovan – LA Galaxy
  • 2008: Guillermo Barros Schelotto – Columbus Crew
  • 2007: Luciano Emilio – D.C. United
  • 2006: Christian Gómez – D.C. United
  • 2005: Taylor Twellman – New England Revolution
  • 2004: Amado Guevara – MetroStars
  • 2003: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
  • 2002: Carlos Ruiz – LA Galaxy
  • 2001: Alex Pineda Chacon – Miami Fusion
  • 2000: Tony Meola – Kansas City Wizards
  • 1999: Jason Kreis – Dallas Burn
  • 1998: Marco Etcheverry – D.C. United
  • 1997: Preki – Kansas City Wizards
  • 1996: Carlos Valderrama – Tampa Bay Mutiny

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