NEW YORK (AP)Nashville midfielder Hany Mukhtar was voted Major League Soccer’s MVP on Tuesday after leading the league with 23 goals and 11 assists.

The 27-year-old German had 21 goals and seven assists in his final 22 games.

He received 48.03% in voting by players, media and team officials. Austin forward Sebastian Driussi was second with 16.8% and Philadelphia goalkeeper Andre Blake third with 7.87%.

Blake’s Philadelphia Union plays Los Angeles FC for the MLS title on Saturday.

Mukhtar is the sixth European-born player to win the award, which is named after Landon Donovan, and third in a row after New England midfielder Carles Gil in 2021 and Toronto midfielder Alejandro Pozuelo in 2020. No American has been voted MVP since Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee in 2013.

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