Match Recaps

Nashville SC Falls in Road Match to Philadelphia Union

2021.10.23 @ PHI-22

CHESTER, Pa. (Oct. 23, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club (11W-4L-16D) suffered a 1-0 loss on a road trip to the Philadelphia Union on Saturday night at Subaru Park. Despite the loss, Nashville SC is tied for the fewest losses in MLS alongside New England Revolution. 

Joe Says No: Goalkeeper of the year candidate Joe Willis allowed only one goal past him out of Philadelphia Union’s 14 attempts on Saturday night. The conceded goal came on a penalty kick. Willis has yet to allow more than two goals in a single match this season. 

Mukhtar not there: Nashville SC was missing MVP candidate Hany Mukhtar in the competition against Philadelphia Union due to a yellow card accumulation suspension. 

Pushing forward: Nashville SC currently sits tied for second place in the Eastern Conference with 49 points, along with Philadelphia. Nashville SC will travel to face FC Cincinnati (20 points) for a mid-week competition, then face fourth place Orlando City SC with (46 points) before returning to Nissan Stadium to face New York Red Bulls (43 points) and round out the regular season.   

Nashville SC will travel to face FC Cincinnati on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. CT at TQL Stadium. Fans can follow all of the action by tuning in to MyTV30, as well as ESPN 94.9 (English radio) or El Jefe 96.7 (Spanish radio).

Match Timeline

PHI 18’: Kacper Przybylko converts a penalty attempt


  • Nashville SC owns a record of 2W-3L-7D when conceding first 
  • Nashville SC has earned 12 road points since Aug. 28 
  • Nashville SC owns all all-time record of 1W-1L-0D against Philadelphia Union 
  • Nashville SC is in the midst of a stretch of five matches in 15 days
  • The Boys in Gold will continue its stretch of road matches with a pair of road contests this week 
  • Dave Romney remains the only Nashville SC outfield player to have seen all 2,790 minutes of the 2021 Nashville SC season and all 5,100 minutes of Nashville SC’s MLS history


Nashville SC 11W-4L-16D vs. Philadelphia Union 13W-8L-11D

October 23, 2021 – Subaru Park 

Final Score

NSH: 0

PHI: 1

Scoring Summary

PHI: Kacper Przybylko 18’


NSH: Aké Loba (caution) 23’ 

PHI: Kacper Przybylko (caution)23’ 

NSH: Aníbal Godoy (caution) 53’ 

PHI: Jakob Glesnes (caution) 62’ 

PHI: Jamiro Monteiro (caution) 62’ 

NSH: Dylan Nealis (caution) 90+2’ 


NSH: Joe Willis; Dave Romney, Jack Maher (Walker Zimmerman 46’), Alistair Johnston, Eric Miller, Taylor Washington (Dylan Nealis 77’); Aníbal Godoy (C), Brian Anunga, Randall Leal (Jhonder Cádiz 77’), Daniel Ríos (CJ Sapong 31’), Aké Loba (Abu Danladi 62’) 

Unused Substitutes: Jalil Anibaba, Alex Muyl, Matt LaGrassa, Bryan Meredith

PHI: Andre Blake; Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Olivier Mbaizo, Kai Wagner, Dániel Gazdag (Paxton Aaronson 61’), Jose Martinez, Jamiro Monteiro (Stuart Findlay 90+4’), Alejandro Bedoya (C), Leon Flach, Kacper Przybylko 

Unused Substitutes: Matt Freese, Jack McGlynn, Sergio Santos, Bueno, Anthony Fontana, Nathan Harriel, Quinn Sullivan 

Referee: Armando Villarreal 

AR1: Kyle Atkins

AR2: Diego Blas

4th: Kevin Broadley

VAR: Jorge Gonzalez

AVAR: Matthew Nelson 

Statistics are unofficial.