MINvNSH Final Recap

MINNEAPOLIS, Min. (MARCH 5, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club earned its second consecutive result to open the 2022 Major League Soccer season with a 1-1 draw on Saturday night at Minnesota United FC. Forward CJ Sapong found the back of the net in the fifth minute of action for Nashville’s lone goal in a match that saw an hour-long weather delay.

Hot Start: Nashville SC’s 1-1 draw on Saturday night set its road record to 1W-0L-1D in 2022. The four points on the road through two matches is the most to start a season in club history.

Scoring Sapong: CJ Sapong scored his 15th goal as a member of Nashville SC. The Boys in Gold own a 6W-2L-2D record when Sapong scores.

Picked Up Where He Left Off: After 12 assists in 2021, Hany Mukhtar registered his first in 2022 tonight. Nashville SC owns a 8W-2L-4D record when Mukhtar earns an assist.

Nashville SC will continue its eight-match road trip at FC Dallas on Saturday, March 12. Fans can follow the action on MyTV30 and the Nashville SC Stream starting with the pregame show at 7:00 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

NSH 5’: After a combination of passes from Dax McCarty and Hany Mukhtar, CJ Sapong makes a close range shot to the center of the goal

MIN 71’: Emanuel Reynoso kicks in a set piece to Luis Amarilla who finds the lose foot of Hassani Dotson as he follows it up with a sliding goal

Notes

Nashville SC:

  • owns a 19W-4L-6D overall record when scoring the first goal of the match
  • owns a 5W-3L-4D overall record against the Western Conference
  • has a 10W-11L-13D overall road record
  • has a 14W-1L-3D overall record when leading at half
  • has a 9W-6L-11D overall record when scoring one goal
  • Gary Smith owns a 4W-2L-1D record in March and a 52W-8L-23D record when scoring the first goal of the match
  • Dax McCarty earned his 66th MLS assist and first of the season

BOX SCORE

Nashville SC 1W-0L-1D, 4 pts. vs. Minnesota United FC 0W-1L-1D, 1 pt.

March 5, 2022 – Allianz Field

Final Score

NSH: 1

MIN: 1

Scoring Summary

NSH: CJ Sapong (Hany Mukhtar, Dax McCarty) 5’

MIN: Hassani Dotson (Luis Amarilla, Emanuel Reynoso) 71’

Discipline

NSH: Sean Davis (caution) 27’, Aníbal Godoy (caution) 58’

MIN: Hassani Dotson (caution) 20’, Bakaye Dibassy (caution) 31’

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis, Eric Miller, Walker Zimmerman, Dave Romney, Daniel Lovitz, Dax McCarty (C) (Alex Muyl 54’), Sean Davis, Aníbal Godoy (Tah Brian Anunga 89’), Hany Mukhtar (Aké Loba, 88’), CJ Sapong (Teal Bunbury 73’), Randall Leal

Unused Substitutes: Jack Maher, Josh Bauer, Taylor Washington, Luke Haakenson, Bryan Meredith

MIN: Tyler Miller, Bakaye Dibassy, Brent Kallman (DJ Taylor 46’), Michael, Boxall, Oniel Fisher, Franco Fragapane (Bongokuhle Hlongwane 46’), Emanuel Reynoso, Robun Lod, Wil Trapp (C), Hassani Dotson, Luis Amarilla

Unused Substitutes: Callum Montgomery, Joseph Rosales, Niko Hansen, Adrien Hunou, Justin McMaster, Nabi Kibunguchy, Dayne St. Clair

Referee: Armando Villarreal

AR1: Logan Brown

AR2: Kevin Klinger

4th: Joshua Encarnacion

VAR: Chico Grajeda

AVAR: Ian McKay

Weather: Raining, 33 degrees.