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Nashville SC Update

April 8, 2024 - Major League Soccer (MLS)
Nashville SC News Release


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2024) - Following 11 matches in 45 days, Nashville Soccer Club's schedule pauses to observe its first bye week of the season before the team travels to Inter Miami CF next Saturday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. CT.

Nashville SC's MLS NEXT Pro affiliate Huntsville City Football Club returns home Saturday, April 13 to host Charlotte FC's affiliate Crown Legacy FC at Wicks Family Field at Joe Davis Stadium at 7 p.m. CT.

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- is on a bye week after playing 11 matches in 45 days across all competitions (MLS regular season and Concacaf Champions Cup)

- returns to play Saturday, April 20 at Inter Miami CF

- owns a 4W-3L-5D MLS record in April

- has had just three players appear in all seven MLS matches this season: midfielders Tah Brian Anunga, Alex Muyl and Dru Yearwood

- 's U15 team fell in penalties (4:5) to the Colorado Rapids' U15 team in the Generation Adidas Cup Premier Bracket Quarterfinals on April 5

- 's U17 team fell 2-0 to New England Revolution's U17 side in the Generation Adidas Cup Premier Bracket Round of 16 on April 4

City of Nashville hosted NBC's Premier League Fan Fest on Lower Broadway April 6 & 7 and had the best attendance of any U.S. city that has hosted the event (15,624)

Tah Brian Anunga leads the team with 90.7% passing accuracy (minimum 350 passes)

Teal Bunbury

- leads Nashville SC with two goals (also, Sam Surridge) and 2.39 expected goals (xG)

- is tied-sixth (also, Diego Chara) among active players for all-time regular season games played (374)

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

Dan Lovitz

- has played 115 games as a Boy in Gold with 110 starts

- is 78 minutes away from 10,000 career regular season minutes played with Nashville SC

Lukas MacNaughton leads Nashville SC with 15 clearances (also, Jack Maher)

Jack Maher leads Nashville SC with 15 clearances (also, Lukas MacNaughton)

Hany Mukhtar

- served as Captain last Saturday against the Philadelphia Union

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

- has recorded at least one goal contribution in eight of his 16 MLS regular season matches sporting the armband

- leads the Boys in Gold with 10 shots and five shots on target

Alex Muyl is eight starts away from 90 games started as a Boy in Gold

Elliot Panicco set a new MLS career high in games started (three) last Saturday against the Philadelphia Union (3 GS, 4 GP)

Jacob Shaffelburg

- tied his career high with three regular season MLS assists in a season (last with TOR in 2021) with his 42nd minute assist last Saturday against the Philadelphia Union

- tied his career high streak of two regular season matches in a row with assists March 30, 2024 vs. CLB and April 6, 2024 vs. PHI (last Sept. 29, 2021 and Oct. 3, 2021 with TOR)

- leads Nashville SC with three MLS assists

Sam Surridge

- tied his MLS career regular season high of two goals with his 42nd minute header against the Philadelphia Union last Saturday

- was voted Man of the Match against Philadelphia on April 6, 2024

- leads Nashville SC with two goals (also, Teal Bunbury)

Dru Yearwood

- has recorded one secondary assist in two consecutive matches (March 30 vs. CLB, April 6 vs. PHI)

- leads Nashville SC in minutes played (530)

- is Nashville SC's only player to have started all seven matches of the MLS regular season


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