Nashville SC Advances in 2nd Round of U.S. Open Cup
NASHVILLE - Nashville SC survived and advanced on Wednesday night in its U.S. Open Cup debut with a 2-0 win over NPSL side Inter Nashville FC as Tucker Hume netted a brace for the winners.
90 in a Nutshell
Nashville SC was on the front foot most of the night and it paid off early. A pass from forward Robin Shroot played Hume in alone and the 6'5" striker rounded the keeper for the easy finish in the 19' minute.
The teams went into the locker room at 1-0 despite Nashville SC dominating play in the first half. Mother Nature intervened early in the second half, forcing a lightning delay in the 55' minute. Play resumed following a 41-minute delay and Nashville continued to attack. The dam finally broke in the 89' minute as again it was Shroot who found Hume. This time it was bar-down for the Tar Heel to seal the win and the 3rd round appearance.
19' NSH - Tucker Hume assited by Robin Shroot
89' NSH - Tucker Hume assited by Robin Shroot
Possession - Nashville SC 67.0%, Inter Nashville FC 33.0%
Nashville dominated possession and thus the amount of chances. They kept a stranglehold on the game as Inter Nashville failed to put a shot on goal.
In a shocking upset, PDL side Mississippi Brilla beat Indy Eleven of the USL to advance to take on Nashville SC in the third round. The Brilla scored in the 81' minute to win 1-0.
Nashville has the weekend off of USL play and will play Mississippi Brilla next Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Soccer Complex. Tickets will be available online.
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