Match Recaps

Nashville SC Exits Concacaf Champions Cup Competition

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Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (March 13, 2024) – Nashville SC exited Concacaf Champions Cup competition following a 3-1 loss to Inter Miami CF at Chase Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Wednesday night. The Boys in Gold qualified for their first-ever CCC by reaching last season's Leagues Cup Final, also against Inter Miami CF. Before the team's Round of 16 defeat (5-3 on aggregate), the club swept its two leg, Round One series against Dominican Side Moca FC, prevailing 7-0 on aggregate.

Jam Packed: Wednesday night's match was the seventh match in 21 days for the Boys in Gold across all competitions. Nashville SC concludes a run of eight matches in 24 days on Saturday night at GEODIS Park when the club hosts Charlotte FC.  

He’s Seen It All: Nashville SC's lone remaining player from the club's USL days, defender Taylor Washington, got the start Wednesday night in place of injured center back Walker Zimmerman. Washington, who logged 45 minutes, was the only change to NSC's starting XI from leg one against the Herons at GEODIS Park last Thursday.  

Next up: The Boys in Gold return to Music City Saturday, March 16 to host Charlotte FC in MLS play at 7:30 p.m. CT for the season’s first MLS night game at GEODIS Park. Tickets are available here

Match Timeline:

MIA 8’: Lionel Messi finds Luis Suarez running into the box, who finds the back of the net

MIA 23’: Diego Gomez finds Lionel Messi, who sends off a shot from just inside the box 

MIA 63’: Luis Suarez sends a ball to Robert Taylor, who heads it into goal 

NSH 90’ +3: Shaq Moore moves the ball down through the right of the box to find Sam Surridge making a run to tap the ball into the goal


  • Nashville SC:       
    • has faced off with Inter Miami CF across four different competitions (Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, MLS, Leagues Cup, Concacaf Champions Cup)
    • extended its record against Inter Miami CF to 4W-3L-5D across all competitions
    • meets Inter Miami CF twice more in MLS play this season, first on April 20 at Chase Stadium and again on June 29 at GEODIS Park 
    • outshot MIA 15-10
  • Lukas MacNaughton has started every game against Inter Miami CF across last four competitions (MLS, Leagues Cup, Concacaf Champions Cup) 
  • Shaq Moore recorded his second Concacaf Champions Cup goal contribution in as many matches (March 7 vs. MIA, March 13 at MIA)
  • Sam Surridge scored his second goal of the Concacaf Champions Cup, his first since the opening leg of Round One against Moca FC in the Dominican Republic on Feb. 22

Box Score:                  

Nashville SC at Inter Miami CF

March 13, 2024 – Chase Stadium 

Final Score:                 

NSH: 1

MIA: 3 

Scoring Summary:

MIA: Luis Suarez (A: Lionel Messi) 8’

MIA: Lionel Messi (A: Diego Gomez) 23’

MIA: Robert Taylor (Luis Suarez) 63’

NSH: Sam Surridge (Shaq Moore) 90’ +3


NSH: Aníbal Godoy (Caution) 4’ 


NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Dan Lovitz, Lukas MacNaughton, Shaq Moore, Taylor Washington (Josh Bauer 46’); Alex Muyl (Sam Surridge 46’), Aníbal Godoy (Tah Brian Anunga 68’), Sean Davis (Dru Yearwood 68’); Hany Mukhtar (C), Jacob Shaffelburg (McKinze Gaines 75’), Tyler Boyd

Substitutes: Elliot Panicco, Ben Martino, Jack Maher, Amar Sejdić, Teal Bunbury, Forster Ajago, Brent Kallman

MIA Starters: Drake Callender; Tomas Aviles, Jordi Alba, Nicolas Freire, Sergil Kryvtsov (Noah Allen 77’); Sergio Busquets, Diego Gomez (David Ruiz 86’), Julian Gressel, Federico Redondo; Luis Suarez (Leonardo Campana 86’), Lionel Messi (C) (Robert Taylor 50’)

Substitutes: Carolos Dos Santos, Cole Jensen, Ryan Sailor, Lawson Sunderland, Shanyder Borgelin 

Match Officials:           

Referee: Drew Fischer

AR1: Micheal Barwegen 

AR2: Lyes Arfa

4TH: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

VAR: Erick Miranda 

AVAR: Guillermo Pacheco 

Weather: Cloudy, 76 degrees