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Audi MLS Cup Playoff Bound Nashville Soccer Club Concludes Regular Season Home Schedule

2022.10.02 HOU MATCH-72

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 2, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club wrapped up its 2022 MLS regular season home schedule in the inaugural year at GEODIS Park tonight in a 1-2 defeat against Houston Dynamo FC. Despite the result, the Boys in Gold clinched a playoff spot in the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs for the third consecutive season after a 2-1 loss by the Portland Timbers to LAFC earlier today. 

Three Years In The League, Three Playoff Appearances: After clinching a spot in the Audi 2022 MLS Cup Playoffs for its third consecutive season in the league, Nashville SC joins an elite group of clubs to have clinched a playoff berth in each of their first three season (Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders FC, Atlanta United FC and LAFC). 

Hany Mukhtar Is The MVP: Landon Donovan MLS MVP frontrunner Hany Mukhtar will enter the final week of the MLS regular season as Golden Boot leader with 23 goals while also leading the league on goal contributions with 34. 

Next Match: Nashville SC will wrap its 2022 MLS regular season campaign at 4 p.m. CT on Sunday, Oct. 9 in a road contest against LAFC that will air on MyTV30 and the Nashville SC stream

Match Timeline           

HOU 30’: Sebastian Ferreira converts his penalty attempt after a video review by VAR  

HOU 39’: After a takeaway at midfield from Darwin Quintero, Houston converts a 2v1 with Ferreira scoring a brace  

NSH 90+6’: Walker Zimmerman heads home a goal off a corner kick from Dan Lovitz  


  • Nashville SC:           
  • is the fifth ever team to clinch a playoff berth in their first three consecutive seasons 
  • has scored in 18 consecutive MLS matches, and 29 of its 33 matches this season, only LAFC (30) has scored in more matches 
  • has scored in 12 consecutive home matches 
  • outshot Houston 21-9 tonight 
  • ‘s 21 shots outnumbered its season average (12.9) 
  • finished the season with a 6W-5L-6D home record 
  • scored 30 home goals or more at home for the second consecutive season 
  • Sean Davis has appeared in every MLS match this season for Nashville SC  
  • Randall Leal and Jacob Shaffelburg had the most shots attempted tonight (4) 
  • Dan Lovitz led the team in completed passes (49) and touches (78) 
  • Dax McCarty appeared in his 438th MLS match tonight, moving him to sole possession of second place all-time in league history for appearances for outfield players 
  • Hany Mukhtar:  
  • is the team leader in goals (23) and assists (11)  
  • has contributed to at least one goal in 17 of his last 21 MLS appearances  
  • Walker Zimmerman:
  • scored his fourth goal of the season, tying a career high 
  • has scored three of his four goals at GEODIS Park  

Box Score:    

Nashville SC (12W-10L-12D, 47 pts.) vs. Houston Dynamo FC (10W-17L-6D, 36 pts.)  

October 2, 2022 – GEODIS Park   

Final Score

NSH: 1
HOU: 2

Scoring Summary    

HOU: Sebastian Ferreira (Penalty) 30’  

HOU: Sebastian Ferreira (Darwin Quintero) 39’  

NSH: Walker Zimmerman (Dan Lovitz) 90+6’ 

HOU: Teenage Hadebe (caution) 48’ 

NSH: Teal Bunbury (caution) 90+4’ 

HOU: Teenage Hadebe (ejection, second caution) 90+4’ 


NSH: Joe Willis; Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney (Taylor Washington 84’), Shaq Moore, Walker Zimmerman; Dax McCarty (C) (Luke Haakenson 75’), Hany Mukhtar, Jacob Shaffelburg (Aké Loba 84’), Sean Davis; Randall Leal, CJ Sapong (Teal Bunbury 64’)

Unused Substitutes: Jack Maher, Ethan Zubak, Eric Miller, Tah Brian Anunga, Elliot Panicco 

HOU: Steve Clark; Adam Lundkvist, Tim Parker (C), Teenage Hadebe, Griffin Dorsey; Adalberto Carrasquilla (Darwin Ceren 88’), Matias Vera; Sebastian Ferreira (Sam Junqua 71’), Fafa Picault (Thor Ulfarsson 90’), Corey Baird (Nelson Quinones 71’), Darwin Quintero (Hector Herrera 58’)

Unused Substitutes: Zarek Valentin, Ethan Bartlow, Michael Nelson, Zeca Defender 

Referee:Guido Gonzales Jr 

AR1: Nick Uranga 

AR2: Jeremy Kieso 

4th Official: Jeremy Scheer 

VAR: Alex Chilowicz 

AVAR: TJ Zablocki