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April 1, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Nashville SC News Release


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Boys in Gold wrap up a two-game homestand this weekend when they host the Philadelphia Union at GEODIS Park on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. CT. Tickets are available here. Following Saturday's match, the club will be idle until April 20 when the team faces off against Inter Miami CF in south Florida.

The City of Nashville is hosting NBC's Premier League Fan Fest on Lower Broadway on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7. In partnership with the English Premier League, Nashville SC will be hosting two community events this week starting with the English Premier League Kicks Program at the Nashville SC Edgehill Mini-Pitch on Thursday, April 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. CT. The Kicks Program is a youth-focused event that uses the power of soccer and sport to inspire young people to reach their potential by providing access to soccer sessions and educational workshops to children and young people ages eight to 18.

On Sunday, April 7, the club is hosting a Metro Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) Coach Education Clinic with Nashville SC and Premier League staff at GEODIS Park from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. CT. RSVP information for media wishing to attend the Kicks Program event or MNPS Coach Education Clinic can be found in the weekly schedule below.

Nashville SC's MLS NEXT Pro affiliate Huntsville City Football Club will head south to face off against Inter Miami II on Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m. CT following a two-game homestand that saw midfielder Jony Bolaños record just the second hat trick in franchise history against Columbus Crew 2 last Saturday.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:   

Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union (Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 7:30 p.m. CT)       

- MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app        

- Radio: 104.5 The Zone

MEDIA NOTES:  

Nashville SC:       

- owns a 4W-2L-5D MLS record in April

- is unbeaten at GEODIS Park across all competitions in 2024 (2W-0L-4D; 1W-3D in MLS play; 1W-1D in Concacaf Champions Cup (CCC))

- holds a 33W-23L-34D record against Eastern Conference opponents

- is 1W-2L-2D against the Philadelphia Union in regular season series history

- last played Philadelphia on Oct. 7, 2023, a scoreless draw on the road

City of Nashville is hosting NBC's Premier League Fan Fest on Lower Broadway, and had the best registration response of any U.S. city that has hosted the event

Tah Brian Anunga leads the team with 91.1% passing accuracy (minimum 200 passes)

Teal Bunbury

- leads Nashville SC with two goals and 2.39 expected goals (xG)

- ranks sixth among active players for all-time regular season games played (374)

- has recorded 54 regular season games played as a Boy in Gold

Aníbal Godoy

- scored his first MLS goal since Feb. 27, 2022 (a game-winner against the Seattle Sounders) last Saturday against Columbus during first half stoppage time with a brilliant left-footed bicycle kick finish

- recorded his first goal contribution across all competitions since Aug. 4, 2023 at CIN in Leagues Cup knockout play

- was voted Man of the Match against Columbus

Dan Lovitz

- made his first MLS start of 2024 last Saturday against Columbus

- is from Wyndmoor, Pa., northwest of Philadelphia

Jack Maher leads Nashville SC in MLS minutes played during the 2024 season (516)

Hany Mukhtar

- scored his first MLS goal of 2024 last Saturday against Columbus when he tied the match at one-a-piece during first half stoppage time

- served as Captain against Columbus

- owns a 7W-3L-5D MLS record as Captain of the Boys in Gold (8W-4L-5D record across all competitions)

- has recorded at least one goal contribution in eight of his 15 MLS regular season matches sporting the armband

- leads the Boys in Gold with nine shots and five shots on target

Elliot Panicco

- faced a penalty kick last Saturday against Columbus

- has faced 38 penalties in net for the Boys in Gold across all competitions (including shootouts) and has saved nine attempts (six of them coming since Aug. 2023)

Jacob Shaffelburg

- assisted on both Nashville SC goals in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with Columbus at GEODIS Park

- recorded two assists in one match for the second time in his career (also Sept. 29, 2021 with TOR) and his second match in regular season career history with multiple goal contributions

- was named to MLS' Team of Matchday Seven bench

Taylor Washington was drafted by the Philadelphia Union 23rd overall in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft

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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