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February 26, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Nashville SC News Release


NASHVILLE, Tenn.  - Nashville Soccer Club will host the team's first-ever home Concacaf Champions Cup (CCC) match on Wednesday, Feb. 28 when Dominican side Moca FC visits Music City at 8:15 p.m. CT in the second leg of the clubs' Round One CCC series. Tickets for Wednesday's match are still available at nashvillesc.com.

Nashville SC leads the two-leg series with a 3-0 aggregate following the club's shutout victory in leg one last week in the Dominican Republic. The winner of the series will then face Inter Miami FC in the Round of 16 starting on March 7.

Nashville SC will continue MLS play on Saturday, March 2 when it visits the Colorado Rapids at 8:30 p.m. CT for the club's first league road match of the season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:   

Nashville SC vs. Moca FC (Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 at 8:15 p.m. CT)       

- TV: FS2, TUDN, Fubo TV

Nashville SC vs. Colorado Rapids (Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. CT)       

- MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app        

- Radio: 104.5 The Zone Stream (English)

MEDIA NOTES:  

Nashville SC:       

- improved its home-opener record to 1W-0L-2D at GEODIS Park with a scoreless draw against New York Red Bulls Sunday

- played Sunday's home opener in front of a sellout crowd (30,109) at GEODIS Park

- extended its February MLS all-time record to 2W-1L-1D with its Sunday evening result

- has not lost a home opener since Feb. 29, 2020 vs. ATL at Nissan Stadium

- 's Starting XI featured five of the same players from its 2023 Decision Day Starting XI also against the New York Red Bulls (Joe Willis, Shaq Moore, Jack Maher, Sean Davis, Alex Muyl)

- is one win away from 50 wins as an MLS club (46 Regular Seasons; 3 MLS Cup Playoffs)

- plays first MLS road match of 2024 season this Saturday in Denver against the Colorado Rapids

- owns a 2W-0L-0D record against the Colorado Rapids in regular season MLS play with a +5 goal differential, and a 3W-0L-0D record in all competitions (MLS regular season + Leagues Cup 2023) with a +6 goal differential

- last met the Rapids at GEODIS Park in Nashville SC's first match of Leagues Cup 2023, a 2-1 win

Head Coach Gary Smith previously coached the Colorado Rapids (2008-11), where he led the Denver side to an MLS Cup in 2010

Tyler Boyd

- made his debut for Nashville SC last week in the Dominican Republic on Feb. 22, 2024 in the Concacaf Champions Cup, where he also recorded his first goal for the Boys in Gold

- made his MLS debut for Nashville SC as a starter in its home opener at GEODIS Park against the Red Bulls on Feb. 25, 2024

Teal Bunbury

- ranks seventh among active players for all-time regular season games played (369)

- is one appearance away from 50 regular season games played as a Boy in Gold

McKinze Gaines made his debut for Nashville SC on Feb. 25, 2024 against the New York Red Bulls at GEODIS Park after subbing on for Jacob Shaffelburg in the 71st minute

Joe Willis

- opened the 2024 season with two consecutive clean sheet performances (3-0 at Moca FC and 0-0 vs. RBNY)

- has recorded a clean sheet to open regular season play for three consecutive seasons (2022, 2023, 2024)

- ranks seventh among active goalkeepers for all-time regular season games played (235)

- ranks tied for eighth among active goalkeepers for all-time regular season shutouts (60)

Dru Yearwood

- made his debut for Nashville SC last week in the Dominican Republic on Feb. 22, 2024 in the Concacaf Champions Cup

- made his MLS debut for Nashville SC as a starter in its home opener at GEODIS Park against the New York Red Bulls on Feb. 25, 2024

Walker Zimmerman recorded his first minutes for Nashville SC in 2024 after undergoing surgery in the offseason. Zimmerman played 33 minutes against the NY Red Bulls on Feb. 25, 2024

MEDIA RESOURCES:           

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

- Media looking to follow NSC on social media can find the club on Twitter and Instagram with the handle @NashvilleSC. For Facebook and YouTube please use "Nashville Soccer Club"           

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


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