Match Recaps

Renasant Recap: Nashville SC Secures 50th MLS Victory with 2-1 Win over Charlotte FC

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 16, 2024) – Nashville SC earned its 50th MLS victory Saturday night with a 2-1 win over Charlotte FC at GEODIS Park. The Boys in Gold are now 1W-0L-3D in MLS play on the season and unbeaten at home across all competitions (2W-0L-4D).

Sam I Am: Nashville SC Forward Sam Surridge recorded his second consecutive goal in as many games this week across all competitions when he put the Boys in Gold on top 1-0 in the 32nd minute. The Englishman also scored for NSC in last Wednesday's Concacaf Champions Cup (CCC) match against Inter Miami CF and in Nashville SC’s inaugural CCC match, a 3-0 win against Moca FC in the Dominican Republic. 

Muy(l) Bien: Nashville SC midfielder Alex Muyl put the Boys in Gold on top 2-0 in the 40th minute. The game-winning header was Muyl's first goal of the 2024 season.

Next up: For the first time this season, the Boys in Gold will play just once next week when the club travels to Los Angeles to face off against LAFC on Saturday, March 23 at 9:30 p.m. CT. Between Concacaf Champions Cup and MLS play, Nashville SC began its 2024 campaign with eight matches in 24 days, including Saturday night’s 2-1 win over Charlotte FC.  

Match Timeline:  

NSH 32’: Taylor Washington races down the left flank and sends a ball into Sam Surridge, who heads it home 

NSH 40’: Shaq Moore looks up to find Alex Muyl in the box, who heads the ball into the back of the net 

CLT 45’ + 4: Jere Uronen works to get the ball in the box and dishes it to Brecht Dejaegere who finds the back of the net 


  • Nashville SC:       
    • recorded the club’s 50th MLS win since its league debut on Feb. 29, 2020
    • remains unbeaten at GEODIS Park during the 2024 season across all competitions (2W-0L-4D) 
    • recorded its first MLS win of the season (1W-0L-3D) 
    • recorded eight shots, two shots on goal, and 1.02 expected goals (xG)
    • recorded 86% passing accuracy 
    • extended its record to 13W-0L-9D when scoring two 
    • extended its record to 42W-5L-18D when scoring first 
    • extended its record to 2W-5L-4D in March 
  • Lukas MacNaughton led the team with five clearances (also, Dru Yearwood)
  • Shaq Moore’s 40th minute assist saw him move to tied-sixth for Nashville SC in all-time regular season assists with nine (also, Aníbal Godoy)
  • Hany Mukhtar recorded his 115th game played as a Boy in Gold (also, Alex Muyl)
  • Alex Muyl 
    • recorded his first goal contribution of 2024 with the game-winner in the 40th minute
    • led the team with three shots and 0.6 expected goals (xG)
    • recorded his 115th game played as a Boy in Gold (also, Hany Mukhtar)
  • Sam Surridge
    • was voted Man of the Match
    • scored his third goal of the season across all compeitions
    • recorded goals in two consecutive matches across all competitions (March 13, 2024 at MIA, March 16, 2024 vs. CLT)
  • Taylor Washington’s 32nd minute assist was his first MLS goal contribution since he scored on March 11, 2023 vs. MTL, and his first goal contribution across all competitions since a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup May 10, 2023 assist vs. DAL 
  • Joe Willis recorded three saves on the night 
  • Dru Yearwood led the team with five clearances (also, Lukas MacNaughton)

Box Score:                  

Nashville SC (1W-0L-3D) vs. Charlotte FC (1W-2L-1D)

March 16, 2024 – GEODIS Park

Final Score:                 

NSH: 2

CLT: 1

Scoring Summary:

NSH: Sam Surridge (A: Taylor Washington) 32’

NSH: Alex Muyl (A: Shaq Moore) 40’

CLT: Brecht Dejaegere (Jere Uronen) 45’ +4 


NSH: Jack Maher (Caution) 55’  

CLT: Nathan Byrne (Caution) 57’

CLT: Andrew Privett (Caution) 81’ 


NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Lukas MacNaughton, Jack Maher, Shaq Moore, Taylor Washington; Dru Yearwood, Alex Muyl, Tah Brian Anunga (Sean Davis 90’ +3); Sam Surridge (Teal Bunbury 81’), Hany Mukhtar (C) (Aníbal Godoy 81’), Tyler Boyd (Jacob Shaffelburg 46’)

Substitutes: Dan Lovitz, McKinze Gaines, Josh Bauer, Elliot Panicco, Brent Kallman, Sean Davis

CLT Starters: Kristijan Kahlina; Nathan Byrne, Jere Uronen, Adilson Malanda; Ashley Westwood (C), Djibril Diani, Andrew Privett, Scott Arfield; Kerwin Vargas (Brecht Dejaegere 26’), Patrick Agyemang, Iuri Tavares (Junior Urso 56’)

Substitutes: Bill Tuiloma, Joao Pedro, David Bingham, Nikola Petkovic, Jaylin LIndsey, Nimfasha Berchimas, Junior Urso, Hamady Diop

Match Officials:           

Referee: Esteban Rosano

AR1: Raidel Toledo

AR2: Fermin Sanchez

4TH: Felix Granados

VAR: Greg Barkey

Weather: Clear, 63 degrees