Nashville SC’s (8W-9L-9D, 33 pts.) push for the playoffs continues on Sunday night with a matchup against FC Dallas (11W-7L-9D, 42 pts.) at GEODIS Park.
The Boys in Gold are wrapping up a three-match homestand with just nine matches remaining in the 2022 Major League Soccer regular season. Nashville sits in a tie for seventh in the Western Conference with 33 points as of Saturday morning. All of its remaining MLS matches feature Western Conference teams. Three of the next five matches are also against teams either tied or within two points in the table.
Nashville SC has now scored in 11 consecutive matches dating back to June 19, a club record. MVP candidate Hany Mukhtar has registered eight goals and three assists in his last nine matches.
With only five home league matches remaining in the club’s first season in GEODIS Park, don’t miss your chance to Get N and witness history. Tickets for Sunday’s match are still available here [LINK TO TIX].
Here’s everything you need to know about Sunday’s match:
Date: Sunday, Aug. 21
Time: 7:30 p.m. CT
Location: GEODIS Park (Nashville, Tenn.)
Local Stream: NashvilleSC.com/stream, Nashville SC app
English Radio: iHeartRadio Online, Nashville SC App
Spanish Radio: El Jefe 96.7 FM
A-Z Matchday Guide
GEODIS Park Policies
Parking and Transportation Info
Crunch Time – Nashville SC is entering a crucial stretch of the season. With just five points separating fourth place from ninth place, everything is left to play for this season.
Head Coach Gary Smith says the team is built to withstand the pressure of a late-season push.
“We’re in a big scrap with a lot of other teams,” Smith said. “There’s good and bad in that. The negative is that we’ve found ourselves in a scrap from a reasonable position. The encouraging part is I’m not sure I’d want to be in a scrap with any other team than this one.”
Godoy is Back – Last weekend’s match vs. Minnesota United FC marked the return of Aníbal Godoy to the lineup. The Panamanian midfielder last appeared on June 19 against Sporting Kansas City. His return against Minnesota was also his 160th career MLS match.
Godoy said he was happy to be back out there with his teammates.
“The past two months have been difficult for me,” Godoy said. “It’s difficult to watch my teammates on the field and not be able to help. Now, it feels great to be back. I feel good, my body feels good. I’m looking forward to the next challenge.”
Scouting FC Dallas – This will be the second regular season meeting between the two sides in 2022. On March 12 in Frisco, Nashville SC was on the wrong end of a 2-0 road defeat.
Dallas boasts the sixth-best attack in the Western Conference with 39 goals. Fifteen of those tallies came from forward Jesús Ferreira, who is suspended for this Sunday’s match due to yellow card accumulation. Recently, the club acquired USMNT veteran midfielder Sebastian Lletget in a trade from the New England Revolution.
Smith says he expects another tough encounter against FC Dallas.
“I think they have a good, young and dynamic group that have overwhelmed teams at times,” Smith said. “They’ve made life very difficult. I think they’ve found a way to be tougher to play against as well, which is a good balance for any team. It will be an incredibly difficult game.”