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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club earned a 1-1 draw against Columbus Crew on Wednesday night to extend its overall home unbeaten streak to 17 matches dating back to last year. MVP candidate Hany Mukhtar secured the equalizing goal for Nashville in the 77th minute of the match.  

Mukhtar for MVP: MVP candidate Hany Mukhtar continues his stellar form off the back of a late-game equalizing goal for Nashville SC. Mukhtar ranks in the top five among all MLS players in goals (14), shots (84) and shots on target (39), and leads Nashville SC in these respective categories. Mukhtar is tied for second in MLS in combined goals and assists with 23. He has been selected to MLS Team of the Week five times this season, the most of any Nashville SC player.

No Defeats in Nissan: Nashville SC still owns the longest active home unbeaten streak in MLS after tonight’s result. The result against Columbus Crew brings Nashville SC up to 17 matches undefeated at home, dating back to Nov. 4, 2020. The Boys in Gold own a record of 8W-0L-8D at home this season, and an all-time MLS record of 13W-2L-13D at home. The Boys in Gold are chasing an unbeaten home season and would become the seventh team in the history of the league to do so; six teams in MLS history have made it through an entire season without a loss at home, the last being the Philadelphia Union in 2020.

Push for the Playoffs: Nashville SC currently sits at second place in the Eastern Conference with 49 points. Nashville’s three losses are the fewest in all of MLS. The Boys in Gold have scored 47 goals this season, the third most in the Eastern Conference, and allowed only 27 goals this season, the fewest in the Eastern Conference. Nashville SC travels this weekend to face third-place Philadelphia Union, sitting just three points below Nashville with 46 points in 30 matches played.  

Nashville SC will travel to face the Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. CT at Subaru Park. 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

CLB 75’: Pedro Santos and Miguel Berry connect to deliver the ball to Lucas Zelarayán, who 

slots the ball into the lower left corner of the net 

NSH 77’: Daniel Ríos and Aké Loba bring the ball into the box and connect with Hany Mukhtar, who then touches the ball around a Columbus defender and past the goalkeeper to find the back of the net

Notes

  • Nashville SC owns an all-time home record of 13W-2L-13D
  • Nashville SC owns the longest active home unbeaten streak in MLS
  • Nashville SC has earned 12 road points since Aug. 28 
  • Hany Mukhtar and CJ Sapong both have hit the double-digit mark in goals recorded this season, with 14 and 10 respectively
  • Hany Mukhtar and Luke Haakenson will be suspended from the upcoming match against Philadelphia Union due to yellow card accumulation
  • Dax McCarty surpassed 33,000 minutes played in his MLS career after his 90 minute shift tonight 
  • Walker Zimmerman led Nashville SC’s defense with six clearances and one block 
  • Aké Loba recorded his first career MLS assist tonight 
  • Joe Willis still leads MLS in clean sheets with 13
  • Dave Romney remains the only Nashville SC outfield player to play all 2,700 minutes this season and all 5,010 minutes in Nashville SC’s history

BOX SCORE

Nashville SC 11W-3L-16D vs. Columbus Crew 10W-12L-8D

October 20, 2021 – Nissan Stadium 

Final Score

NSH: 1

CLB: 1

Scoring Summary

CLB: Lucas Zelarayán 75’ 

NSH: Hany Mukhtar 77’ 

Discipline

CLB: Darlington Nagbe (caution) 71’ 

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (caution) 90’ 

NSH: Luke Haakenson (caution) 90+4’ 

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis; Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Alistair Johnston, Taylor Washington (Luke Haakenson 84’), Walker Zimmerman; Dax McCarty (C), Hany Mukhtar), Aníbal Godoy (Brian Anunga 84’), Randall Leal (Aké Loba 68’), CJ Sapong (Daniel Ríos 68’) 

Unused Substitutes: Jalil Anibaba, Eric Miller, Alex Muyl, Bryan Meredith Jhonder Cádiz

CLB: Eloy Room; Josh Williams, Jonathan Mensah (C), Waylon Francis, Steven Moreria, Darlington Nagbe (Vito Wormgoor 90+5’), Pedro Santos, Lucas Zelarayán, Liam Fraser (Marlon Hairston 73’), Derrick Etienne Jr. (Milton Valenzuela 89’), Gyasi Zardes (Miguel Berry 46’) 

Unused Substitutes: Alexandru Matan, Evan Bush, Harrison Afful, Aboubacar Keita, Bradley Wright-Phillips

Referee: Alex Chilowicz 

AR1: Eric Weisbrod

AR2: Chris Elliott

4th: Silviu Petrescu

VAR: Sorin Stoica

AVAR: TJ Zablocki 

Statistics are unofficial.

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