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Preview: Nashville SC at Home for First Time in June to Face Ottawa Fury FC

June 20, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Nashville SC News Release

NASHVILLE - After four consecutive league matches away from home, Nashville Soccer Club is finally back within the friendly confines of First Tennessee Park this Saturday as it takes on Ottawa Fury FC. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Nashville SC comes into the match riding a six-match unbeaten run in league play and has won its last two matches on the road. The Boys in Gold went 1-1-1 at home in the month of May and will look to keep its unbeaten run alive in its first of two home matches in June.

How to Follow

Local TV Broadcast: MyTV30

Local English Radio Broadcast: ESPN 94.9 Game 2

Local Spanish Radio Broadcast: El Jefe 96.7

Digital Stream: ESPN+

Last Time Out

Last Sunday, Nashville SC earned a comeback 3-2 victory over Hartford Athletic. Daniel Ríos scored the first goal of the match late in the first half, but Hartford was able to quickly equalize. With the score even at 1-1, Hartford earned a penalty, but the shot from the spot was turned away by Matt Pickens. Hartford Athletic would quickly score anyways to go up 2-1, but Nashville SC did not let that scoreline stand for very long. Lebo Moloto scored on a rebound to even things up, and substitute Cameron Lancaster scored the winner in the 85' minute on a screaming shot that found the upper corner. The victory was Nashville SC's fifth on the road this season.

Scouting Ottawa Fury FC

Ottawa Fury FC is in its third season in the USL Championship after moving from the North American Soccer League. It has not made the USL Cup Playoffs since joining the league. This season, Ottawa sits in seventh place in the Eastern Conference and is currently riding an eight-match unbeaten streak, the best in the USL Championship. Its offensive leader is forward Mour Samb, who leads the club in goals with six and assists with four.

Storylines to Watch

Road Warriors Back For Home Cookin' - Nashville SC has not lost on the road since mid-April, and will be looking to bring that road dominance back to First Tennessee Park for its first home match in over a month. Nashville currently owns a 3-2-1 home record with both losses coming to clubs currently in playoff positions (Saint Louis FC and Tampa Bay Rowdies) and both by narrow 1-0 scores. Last season, Nashville SC finished with a strong 8-3-6 record at home.

Lancaster's New Groove - Since returning from an injury, Nashville forward Cameron Lancaster has been dominant as a second-half substitute. In two substitute appearances this month, Lancaster has scored two goals, including last week's match-winner against Hartford Athletic. The goal gives him five on the season and three in his last three league matches. Despite his dominance, Lancaster has competition from teammates, as starters Daniel Ríos and Ropapa Mensah have also found the back of the net within the last two matches.

Goals, Goals, Goals - For the second time this season, Nashville SC has scored at least seven goals across two matches. It's the first time the club has done it in league play, as the club scored eight across a league match with Swope Park Rangers and a U.S. Open Cup match against South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 in May. In addition, those seven goals have come from six different Nashville SC scorers, as Lancaster is the only player to score in both matches.


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