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Former DFB Youth Hope Honey Mukhtar writes USA history! – Football

Who would have thought that his life would take this turn!

Former Herton Honey Mukhtar, 27, is currently in the United States. Berliner was named Player of the Week in Major League Soccer (playing for Nashville SC) for the fourth time in his career.

It has been two years since Mukhtar made his debut for MLS side Nashville, after which the attacking midfielder has scored 34 goals in 70 games and provided 17 assists. According to official reports, no other footballer in the North American Professional League has won the election by the votes of journalists and fans.

How did this happen?

Mukhtar spent his youth in Hertha, where he was considered a promising talent and one of the DFB’s young believers. He made the U19 European Champion in 2014 under coach Marcus Sork (56). In the final match against Portugal, No. 7 scored the decisive goal (1-0 final score). Former players include Joshua Kimmich (Bayern), Julian Brand (PVP) and Nicholas Stark (Werder).


U19 European Championship Final 2014: Honey Mukhtar (left) fights with Portugal’s Gelson MartinsPhoto: Boncards / Getty Images

However, he never made progress. The Capital Club sold him in 2015 and Mukhtar moved to Benfica in Portugal for ,000 500,000. But even then everything went smoothly – first a loan to RB Salzburg, then he moved to the Danish club Brandby, where he signed a contract worth 1.5 1.5 million in 2017. Went to the US in January 2020 – suddenly at that time the DFB hope for young talent resumed.

Mukhtar scored the third brace of the season last Saturday and has now scored eight goals in 17 games. The 13 points he scored were the best points shared in the league. According to MLS figures, Mukhtar has had more goal contributions than any other player since the start of last season. And his club? He is fifth in the Western Conference after 17 of 34 major round matches. There is more!

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