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Nashville SC Earns Point in Last Regular Season Road Match

October 7, 2023 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Nashville SC News Release


Chester, Pa. - Nashville SC (12W-10L-10D, 46 pts) earned a valuable point on the road as it battled to a scoreless draw at Subaru Park in its last road match of the regular season. Nashville SC's 11th shutout of the season tied LAFC and CF Montréal's record for third-most clean sheets in the league.

Joe Said No: Joe Willis made three critical saves in the first half and two in the second to maintain a clean sheet. Willis and Nashville SC's backline have allowed the fewest goals in the league this season at 29 in 32 matches.

Home Sweet Home: Nashville SC will return to GEODIS Park to host its final two opponents of the 2023 MLS regular season, New England Revolution on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. CT, followed by a Decision Day meeting with New York Red Bulls on Saturday, Oct. 21. Tickets are available for purchase at nashvillesc.com/tickets.

Notes:          

Nashville SC:

has allowed the fewest goals in MLS (29)

recorded its 11th clean sheet of the season

is 8W-3L-4D at GEODIS Park in 2023 with two more home matches to conclude the regular season

extended its record against Philadelphia Union to 1W-2L-3D across series history, and 0W-1L-2D at Subaru Park

is unbeaten in its last four road matches, dating back to Aug. 30, 2023 at Miami

Josh Bauer recorded his first start since July 15, and his fourth start of the season

Teal Bunbury led the team with four shots and 0.15 expected goals (xG)

Dan Lovitz was suspended and consequently missed this match after receiving two yellow cards in Nashville SC's Oct. 4, 2023 match against Orlando City SC

Jack Maher led the team with eight clearances and four aerial duels won

Hany Mukhtar led the team with seven duels won and 11 touches in the opposition's box

Taylor Washington recorded his first start since July 15, and his third of the season

Joe Willis ended the night with 90 saves this season, the sixth-most of any goalkeeper in the league

Walker Zimmerman led the team with eight clearances, nine possessions won and three interceptions

Box Score:                 

Nashville SC (12W-10L-10D, 46 pts) vs. Philadelphia Union (15W-8L-10D, 55 pts)

Oct. 7, 2023 - Subaru Park

              

Final Score:                

NSH: 0

PHI: 0

Discipline:

NSH: Jack Maher (Caution) 18'

PHI: Jose Martinez (Caution) 24'

NSH: Walker Zimmerman (Caution) 71'

PHI: Jakob Glesnes (Caution) 90'

          

Lineups:

NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Jack Maher, Shaq Moore (Alex Muyl 67'), Josh Bauer, Walker Zimmerman (C), Taylor Washington; Dax McCarty, Randall Leal (Luke Haakenson 77'), Hany Mukhtar, Teal Bunbury (Sam Surridge 67'), Sean Davis

Substitutes: Fafá Picault, Jacob Shaffelburg, Laurence Wyke, Aníbal Godoy, Tah Brian Anunga, Elliot Panicco

PHI Starters: Andre Blake; Jakob Glesnes, Damion Lowe, Nathan Harriel, Kai Wagner; Jose Martinez, Daniel Gazdag, Alejandro Bedoya (C) (Jack Elliott 89'), Jack McGlynn, Quinn Sullivan (Mikael Uhre 57'); Julian Carranza

Substitutes: Matt Real, Joe Bendik, Jeremy Rafanello, Olivier Mbaizo, Chris Donovan, Tai Baribo, Leon Flach

              

Match Officials:          

Referee: Armando Villarreal

AR1: Brooke Mayo

AR2: Claudiu Badea

4TH Official: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

VAR: Jair Marrufo

AVAR: Jonathan Johnson

              

Weather: Clear, 55 degrees

              

MEDIA RESOURCES:                  

- Nashville SC footage of Head Coach Gary Smith post-match press conference will be uploaded to Imagen

- Photos from tonight's match can be found here.

- Match boxscore can be found here

- Nashville SC Media Center with news, b-roll from training, match notes, other video and photo resources

- The official club hashtag when referring to Nashville SC on social media is #EveryoneN


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