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Nashville SC Claims 3-0 Victory in Concacaf Champions Cup Debut

February 22, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Nashville SC News Release


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nashville SC kicked off its 2024 season and Concacaf Champions Cup campaign with a 3-0 shutout victory over Moca FC on Thursday night at Estadio Cibao in the Dominican Republic. The Round One, two-leg series will be decided on aggregate.

Spread the Love: The Boys in Gold featured a balanced attack Thursday night that saw goals from three players: midfielder Hany Mukhtar (1 goal, 1 assist), forward Sam Surridge (1 goal, 1 assist), and forward Tyler Boyd, who made his debut for Nashville SC (1 goal). Forward Teal Bunbury added an assist on Boyd's goal.

Keeping it Clean: Goalkeeper Joe Willis kept Moca FC off the board, securing a clean sheet in the team's Concacaf Champions Cup debut. The Boys in Gold kept Moca FC's chances to a minimum, holding a 61% possession rate.

Next up:The club returns home this Sunday, Feb. 25 to begin its 2024 MLS season at 4 p.m. CT against the New York Red Bulls at GEODIS Park before hosting Moca FC in Music City for the second leg of the club's Round One Concacaf Champions Cup series on Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8:15 p.m. CT. Tickets to both the MLS season opener and Concacaf Champions Cup match are available here.

Match Timeline:

NSH 12': Sam Surridge receives the ball at the top of the box and connects with Hany Mukhtar, who slots it past Moca FC's goalkeeper

NSH 25': Hany Mukhtar connects with Sam Surridge, who slips through Moca FC's backline to find the back of the net

NSH 75': Tyler Boyd connects with Teal Bunbury in the box, and rockets the ball into the net

Notes:

Nashville SC:

made its Concacaf Champions Cup debut

recorded its first multi-goal match of 2024 to open its season

recorded its first clean sheet of the season

outshot Moca FC 6-3

won four corner kicks to Moca FC's two

Tyler Boyd

made his debut for Nashville SC

scored his first goal for Nashville SC

Hany Mukhtar recorded the first Concacaf Champions Cup goal in Nashville SC history

Sam Surridge recorded the first Concacaf Champions Cup assist in Nashville SC history

Taylor Washington recorded his first start since Oct. 7, 2023 at PHI

Joe Willis recorded his first clean sheet of the season

Dru Yearwood made his debut for Nashville SC

Box Score:

Nashville SC vs. Moca FC

Feb. 22, 2024 - Estadio Cibao (Santiago, Dominican Republic)

Final Score:

NSH: 3

MOC: 0

Scoring Summary:

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (A: Sam Surridge) 12'

NSH: Sam Surridge (A: Hany Mukhtar) 25'

NSH: Tyler Boyd (A: Teal Bunbury) 75'

Discipline:

NSH: Teal Bunbury (Caution) 83'

Lineups:

NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Lukas MacNaughton, Jack Maher, Shaq Moore, Taylor Washington; Sean Davis (Tah Brian Anunga 80'), Dru Yearwood (Josh Bauer 80'), Aníbal Godoy, Hany Mukhtar (C) (Jacob Shaffelburg 35'); Tyler Boyd (Alex Muyl 80'), Sam Surridge (Teal Bunbury 53')

Substitutes: Elliot Panicco, Amar Sejdić, McKinze Gaines, Brent Kallman

MOC Starters: Pascual Ramirez; Kelvin Duran, Carlos Rossell; Jhonatan Cambindo, Juan Angeles, Victor Sanchez (Roberto Louima 46'), Gustavo Ascona (Sergio Ventura 77'), Enrique Etcheverry (Juan De Jesus 77'); Clifford Thomas; Richard Dabas (C), Eduardo Montenegro (Ronaldo De Pena 63')

Substitutes: Odalis Baez, Jose Francisco, Keudy Jiminez, Anniel Rojas, Tairon Rodriguez, Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Vasquez, Jose Roberto Jacquez

Match Officials:

Referee: Bryan Lopez

AR1: Juan Carlos Mora

AR2: William Chow

4TH Ismael Cornejo

VAR: Guillermo Pacheco

AVAR: Oscar Macias

Weather: Clear, 71 degrees


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