Nick Marsman has been named to the bench of the MLS Team of the week presented by Audi for Week 22 of the 2021 season. The goalkeeper earned the designation with his heroic performance against Orlando City SC on Friday, making two standout saves, including denying a penalty, and keeping a clean sheet.
The clean sheet was Marsman’s first as an Inter Miami player and the team’s second in 2021. The goalkeeper has now started all nine matches since joining the team in July, tallying 20 total saves in the process.
With Marsman’s inclusion this week, Inter Miami has now had 10 players featured in the MLS Team of the Week so far this season.
Defender Nicolás Figal and midfielder Federico Higuaín were selected in Week 2 after the team’s 1-2 victory over the Philadelphia Union on April 24. Defender Ryan Shawcross was part of the starting XI for Week 3 after playing a crucial role in securing the team’s first clean sheet of the season in the scoreless draw against Nashville on May 2. Winger Lewis Morgan was named to the bench for Week 4 after netting the equalizing goal against Atlanta United to tie the match 1-1 on May 9. In Week 5 Gonzalo Higuaín was selected to the Team of the Week after scoring a brace in the 3-2 victory over FC Cincinnati on May 16. In Week 17 Gonzalo Higuaín was selected for a second time and was part of the starting lineup after scoring a brace to help the team overcome CF Montréal 2-1 on July 31. Left-back Kieran Gibbs was named as a starter in Week 17 after netting the team’s equalizer in the 1-1 draw on the road against Orlando City SC on Aug. 4. Blaise Matuidi was part of the starting lineup for Week 18 after a stellar performance in which he recorded an assist. Gonzalo HIguaín was then named to the Team of the Week for a third time this season after dishing out two assists in the 3-2 win against Chicago Fire FC on Aug. 18. Last week, Leandro González Pirez and Rodolfo Pizarro were named as starters for the Week 21 Team of the Week, with the defender registering two assists and the midfielder scoring two goals.