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Nashville Soccer Club Falls in Penalties to Orlando City in the Quarterfinal Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

June 29, 2022 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Nashville SC News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. - Nashville Soccer Club's participation in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup concluded in the Quarterfinal Round at Orlando City SC after Nashville was forced into penalties having played down a man the majority of extra time. Hany Mukhtar recorded Nashville's goal in the 52nd minute but Orlando found the equalizer in injury time to send the match into extra time. After 120 minutes, the match was decided in penalties, with Orlando edging Nashville 6-5.

The MVP Case Continues:* Mukhtar has registered nine goals and two assists in his last nine matches across all competitions. The German attacker has registered six goals in his last four road matches dating back to May 25.

Back Home to The Castle: Nashville SC returns to GEODIS Park at 7:30 p.m. CT on Sunday to host the Portland Timbers for the first time in its MLS history. Tickets are available for purchase at

Match Timeline: *

NSH 52': Hany Mukhtar surprises Orlando's defense with a left touch to the far post on a cross from Alex Muyl

ORL 90 + 4': In a set piece Benji Michel heads a pass to Rodrigo Schlegel who hits the bottom right corner of the goal


ORL: Ercan Kara (converted)

NSH: Alex Muyl (missed)

ORL: Robin Jansson (converted)

NSH: Aké Loba (converted)

ORL: Andrés Perea (missed)

NSH: Jack Maher (converted)

ORL: Kyle Smith (converted)

NSH: Walker Zimmerman (converted)

ORL: Alexandre Pato (converted)

NSH: Ethan Zubak (converted)

ORL: Antônio Carlos (converted)

NSH: Dave Romney (converted)

ORL: Facundo Torres (converted)

NSH: Eric Miller (missed)


Nashville SC:

converted five penalties, the most in club history in a penalty round

played 120 minutes for the third time across all competitions since joining MLS

has gone to extra time in two of its three U.S. Open Cup matches in 2022

scored the first goal of a match for the first time in U.S. Open Cup play

owns a 2W-2L-4D all-time record against Orlando

had 19 more clearances than Orlando (31-12); earned more duel wins (64-55) and tackles (11-8)

was given 11 yellow cards tonight

Tah Brian Anunga recorded a passing percentage of 91.2% in over 100 minutes played

Dan Lovitz led the team in passing percentage at 92.6%

Hany Mukhtar led the team in shots and shots on target with four and in combined expected goals and assists with 0.84

Elliot Panicco earned his second U.S. Open Cup start, recording four saves

Box Score:

Nashville SC (2W-1L-0D) vs. Orlando City SC (3W-0L-0D) Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

June 29, 2022 - Exploria Stadium

Final Score

NSH: 1 (5)

ORL: 1 (6)

Scoring Summary

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (Alex Muyl) 52'

ORL: Rodrigo Schlegel (Benji Michel) 90 + 4'


NSH: Daniel Lovitz (caution) 39'

NSH: Gary Smith (caution) 45'

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (caution) 55'

ORL: Rodrigo Schlegel (caution) 60'

ORL: Mauricio Pereyra (caution) 71'

NSH: CJ Sapong (caution) 71'

NSH: Dax McCarty (catuion) 72'

NSH: Sean Davis (catuion) 87'

NSH: Elliot Panicco (caution) 90 + 1'

NSH: Ethan Zubak (caution) 90 + 3'

NSH: Sean Davis (ejection, second caution) 91' ET

NSH: Jack Maher (caution) 102' ET

NSH: Tah Brian Anunga (caution) 105 + 1' ET

ORL: Andrés Perea (caution) 109' ET


NSH: Elliot Panicco, Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Walker Zimmerman, Alex Muyl, Daniel Lovitz (Taylor Washington 91' ET), Tah Brian Anunga (Luke Haakenson 106' ET), Dax McCarty © (Sean Davis 79'), Randall Leal (Eric Miller 70'), Hany Mukhtar (Aké Loba 79'), CJ Sapong (Ethan Zubak 87')

Unused Substitutes: Joe Willis

ORL: Tesho Akindele (Benji Michel 63'), César Araujo (Andrés Perea 87'), Junior Urso (Alexandre Pato 63'), Pedro Gallese, Ruan (Antônio Carlos 77'), Robin Jansson, Ercan Kara, Mauricio Pereyra ©, Rodrigo Schlegel, Kyle Smith, Facundo Torres

Unused Substitutes: Alexander Freeman, Adam Grinwis, Sebastian Méndez

Weather: Clear, 89 degrees

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