There were plenty of iconic moments that made up our 2021 season, and now you get to pick the best one. Our first moment is the club’s first full-capacity home match of 2021 on May 23 against Austin FC. With a full-force crowd back at Nissan Stadium for the first time since Feb. 29, 2020, Nashville beat Austin 1-0. Our second nominee is Joe Willis’ key penalty save against FC Cincinnati. Brenner’s “panenka” attempt floated harmlessly into Willis’ arms, and after some lighthearted ribbing from the netminder, Nashville SC launched a comeback to earn a 6-3 win and a playoff berth. The third nominee is Nashville SC’s Audi MLS Cup Playoff win over Orlando City SC at Nissan Stadium in front of 26,000+ fans. And finally, the fourth nominee is Soccer Moses’ Gibson Guitar riff before Nashville SC’s July 3 match against the Philadelphia Union. The riff went viral across social media, garnering over a million views on TikTok.


Nashville SC scored a lot of goals this year, 55 of them to be exact. But a few stood out above the rest, and they’re our nominees for Best Goal of 2021. Hany Mukhtar’s pinpoint free kick against Chicago Fire FC on July 17 completed the fastest hat trick in MLS history. That goal is facing off against some stiff competition, including Randall Leal’s opening night long-range goal against FC Cincinnati. The third nominee is CJ Sapong’s spin-move finish in the rain against Orlando City SC on August 18. The fourth and final nominee is Luke Haakenson’s magical match-winning goal in stoppage time on June 23 against Toronto FC.


You tweeted, Insta’d and TikTok’d with us all season long. Vote for your favorite NSC social post from this season. Did you like our “Nashville Clinched” stadium video after beating FC Cincinnati? Or did you laugh at Dax McCarty arguing about the Wizard of Oz on Tik Tok? Maybe you enjoyed our new website error page trolling FC Dallas. Or did you “respect the question” on the first episode of Between Two Posts pres. By Coca Cola with Dan Lovitz and Alex Muyl?


We won 13 matches this season. Which one was your favorite? Our first nominee is our first win of 2021: a win over the eventual Supporters’ Shield champion New England Revolution on May 8. Second, we have our iconic 3-1 playoff home win over Orlando City SC on Nov. 23. Next up is our 6-3 comeback victory on the road at FC Cincinnati on Oct. 27 that saw Nashville clinch a playoff berth. Finally, our fourth nominee is our 5-1 road win at Inter Miami CF that featured Walker Zimmerman’s “dunk” over Inter Miami’s Blaise Matuidi.


Plenty of celebrities have joined us for matches at Nissan Stadium this season, from musicians to actors to Music City’s sports stars. Our first nominee is Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine, who played the Gibson Guitar Riff on opening night on April 17. Next up is “Outer Banks” stars Drew Starkey and Charles Esten, who attended our Decision Day match on Nov. 7. Our third nominees are Jayon Brown and Brett Kern from the Tennessee Titans, who each attended matches at Nissan Stadium this season. Finally, renown wrestler Mickie James took in a match this summer in The Backline.


This season produced a number of iconic photos. Vote for your favorite. Our first nominee is Walker Zimmerman’s dunk photo over Blaise Matuidi from our 5-1 win over Inter Miami CF. Next up is the celebration shot of Luke Haakenson and his teammates after his match-winner against Toronto. Third, Daniel Ríos’ silencer celebration in Atlanta produced a remarkable photo and a 2-0 victory. Finally, Hany Mukhtar knew exactly where to salute after he scored on Decision Day: right in front of a fan’s “MVP” sign.


Nashville SC’s goals this season weren’t complete without some signature celebrations. Our Best Celebration nominees include ‘La Banda’s’ dance against Austin FC on May 23, CJ Sapong’s backflip against FC Cincinnati on July 24, Hany Mukhtar’s hat-trick salute vs. Chicago Fire FC on July 17 and Walker Zimmerman’s dunk celebration against Inter Miami CF on Sept. 22.