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Lineup Notes: Nashville SC at Memphis 901 FC

July 17, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Nashville SC News Release

NASHVILLE - Nashville SC unveiled its matchday squad and Starting XI before its Wednesday night match against Memphis 901 FC kicking off at 7:30 p.m. CT.

The Starting XI includes:

Keeper: Matt Pickens

Defenders: Taylor Washington, Liam Doyle, Jimmy Ockford and Kosuke Kimura

Midfielders: Vinnie Vermeer, Bolu Akinyode and Lebo Moloto

Forwards: Ropapa Mensah, Alan Winn and Daniel Ríos

The bench will include keeper Connor Sparrow, defenders Darnell King, Justin Davis and Bradley Bourgeois, midfielder Michael Reed and forwards Tucker Hume and Kharlton Belmar.

A few notes about the Starting XI:


Matt Pickens makes his 11th start of the season

Both Sparrow and Matt Pickens have rotated two starts apiece so far this season


Jimmy Ockford makes his Nashville SC debut after being acquired on short-term loan this week

Liam Doyle also makes his 15th start of the season

Taylor Washington makes his 11th start of the season

Kosuke Kimura returns to the starting lineup to make his 14th league start of the season

Ken Tribbett remains out with a calf injury


Bolu Akinyode makes his ninth start of the season

Vinnie Vermeer returns to the squad to make his second start of the season. He recently returned from a loan spell with Las Vegas Lights FC

Lebo Moloto returns to the lineup and makes his 14th start of the season


Daniel Ríos will make his 18th start of the season and will wear the captain's armband for the first time as a member of Nashville SC

Alan Winn starts for the first time since May 22. It is his fourth start of the season

Ropapa Mensah returns to the lineup for the first time since June 22 to make his fifth start of the season

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