FRISCO, Texas (March 12, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club fell to FC Dallas 2-0 after the referee awarded an 85th minute penalty despite an extensive video review. 

Let’s Regroup: Nashville SC has gone a year and half without suffering back-to-back losses Aug. 22 and 26, 2020 at Atlanta United FC and Orlando City SC, respectively). Smith’s group will look to regroup to ensure the trend remains ongoing when they visit Real Salt Lake next Saturday. 

Tied for Third All-Time: With his appearance tonight, Nashville SC Captain Dax McCarty tied Chris Wondolowski for third all-time in MLS regular season matches played with 413. McCarty left the field on the 49th minute due to injury.

Nashville SC will continue its eight-match road trip at Real Salt Lake at 8:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, March 19. Fans can follow the action on MyTV30 and the NashvilleSC.com/Stream starting with the pregame show at 8:00 p.m. CT. They can also listen to the call via the free iHeartRADIO app by searching Nashville SC for English and on all three El Jefe stations 96.7FM, 105.3FM, and 810AM for Spanish.

Match Timeline

DAL 85’: Franco Jara converts a penalty kick 

DAL 87’: Alan Velasco teamed up with Brandon Servania to get the second goal of the game 


Nashville SC:

  • owns a 10W-12L-14D overall road record 
  • owns a 5W-4L-4D overall record against the Western Conference
  • has only allowed more than two goals in a match twice in its overall MLS history (65 matches; at ORL 8/26/20 and at CIN 10/27/21)
  • has allowed two goals or more in a match three times in its last 12 matches, with four clean sheets in that stretch
  • Dax McCarty improved his team-leading passing percentage this season to 87.3%
  • Hany Mukhtar leads Nashville SC players in shots this season with eight
  • Walker Zimmerman led Nashville SC players tonight in touches (86), total passes (67), and chances created (2)


Nashville SC (1W-1L-1D, 4 pts.) vs. FC Dallas (1W-1L-1D, 4 pts.)

March 12, 2022 – Toyota Stadium

Final Score

NSH: 0

DAL: 2

Scoring Summary

DAL: Franco Jara (Penalty) 85’

DAL: Alan Velasco (Brandon Servania) 87’


DAL: Paxton Pomykal (caution) 25’

NSH: CJ Sapong (caution) 28’

DAL: José Antonio Martínez (caution) 33’

NSH: Randall Leal (caution) 40’
NSH: Alex Muyl (caution) 62’

NSH: Aníbal Godoy (caution) 82’ 

DAL: Edwin Cerrillo (caution) 90+5’


NSH: Joe Willis, Eric Miller (Jack Maher 79’), Walker Zimmerman, Dave Romney, Daniel Lovitz, Dax McCarty (C) (Alex Muyl 49’), Sean Davis, Aníbal Godoy, Hany Mukhtar, CJ Sapong (Teal Bunbury 66’), Randall Leal (Aké Loba 80’)

Unused Substitutes: Ethan Zubak, Taylor Washington, Luke Haakenson, Brian Anunga, Bryan Meredith

DAL: Maarten Paes, José Martínez (Nkosi Burgess 79’), Marco Farfan, Matt Hedges (C), Eulanio Gomes, Edwin Cerrillo, Paul Arriola, Brandon Servania, Paxton Pomykal (Franco Jara 79’), Jader Obrian (Alan Velasco 64’), Jesus Ferreira (Facundo Quignon 89’)

Unused Substitutes: Jimmy Maurer, Eddie Munjoma, Katlego Ntsabeleng, Kalil Elmedkhar, Ema Twumasi

Referee: Ramy Touchan

AR1: Brian Dunn

AR2: Gjovalin Bori

4th: Jeremy Scheer

VAR: Jon Freemon

AVAR: Jennifer Garner

Weather: Clear, 51 degrees,