NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 3, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club ascended to fourth place in the Western Conference with a 2-2 draw against the Portland Timbers at GEODIS Park. Sean Davis and Hany Mukhtar scored for Nashville in each half, with terrific assists from Randall Leal and Luke Haakenson, respectively.
Top Tier In Western Conference: Nashville SC moves into sole possession of fourth place in the Western Conference (7W-5L-6D, 27 pts.) with 10 out of the final 16 matches at home.
Sean Davis First In Five: Sean Davis scored his first goal as a member of Nashville SC. Davis’ last goal came almost five years ago on Aug. 12, 2017 in a 3-1 victory from his former club, New York Red Bulls, over Orlando City SC.
Mukhtar The Most Valuable: Hany Mukhtar recorded his team-leading ninth goal of the season (tied for third most in MLS). The German attacker now has 10 goals and two assists in his last 10 matches across all competitions.
Welcoming The New Kids: Nashville SC will visit 2022 MLS Expansion side Charlotte FC at 6 p.m. CT on Saturday, July 9 in a nationally televised match on FS1 and FOX Deportes.
NSH 19’: Randall Leal captures possession in the attacking zone and delivers a pass to Sean Davis who takes a step beyond the 18-yard box and shoots to the top corner
NSH 57’: Hany Mukhtar receives a pass in the box from Luke Haakenson and slots home the shot
POR 50’: Dairon Asprilla converts a penalty attempt
POR 59’: Jaroslaw Niezgoda finds a seam through the 18-yard box and sends a one-timer that finds the back of the net
- Nashville SC:
- has earned results in 34 of 37 matches played in Nashville in MLS and MLS Playoff competition
- is 20W-0L-8D all-time record when scoring two or more goals in a match in MLS competition; has scored multiple goals in four matches at GEODIS Park this season
- is now 3W-0L-3D all-time in the month of July 3, 2022
- will play three of its next five matches in July at GEODIS Park
- has earned results in every regular season match when Hany Mukhtar scores (10W-0L-10D)
- will face Portland for their second match of the season on Aug. 3 in the Rose City
- is third in the Western Conference in assists (27)
- Teal Bunbury made his first appearance since March 19 following a knee injury
- Luke Haakenson recorded his third assist of the season, tying him for third most on the team
- Randall Leal:
- ’s five assists this season tie him for the team lead (also Hany Mukhtar)
- recorded his third assist in the last two matches
- Hany Mukhtar:
- has been involved in 50 of Nashville’s 102 regular season goals in club history
- led the team in shots (6), shots on target (3) and chances created (3)
- Elliot Panicco made his first start at GEODIS Park tonight
Nashville SC (7W-5L-6D, 27 pts.) vs. Portland Timbers (5W-6L-8D, 23 pts)
July 3, 2022 – GEODIS Park
NSH: Sean Davis (Randall Leal) 18’
NSH: Hany Mukhtar (Luke Haakenson) 57’
POR: Dairon Asprilla (Penalty) 64’
POR: Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Eryk Williamson) 69’
POR: David Ayala (caution) 29’
POR: Zachery McGraw (caution) 51’
NSH: Walker Zimmerman (caution) 77’
NSH: Elliot Panicco, Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney, Eric Miller, Walker Zimmerman, Dax McCarty © (Tah Brian Anunga 82’), Hany Mukhtar, Luke Haakenson (Jack Maher 74’), Sean Davis, Randall Leal (Teal Bunbury 82’), CJ Sapong (Aké Loba 74’)
Unused Substitutes: Josh Bauer, Taylor Washington, Ethan Zubak, Will Meyer, Joe Willis
POR: David Bingham; Josecarlos Van Rankin, Claudio Bravo, Zachery McGraw, Larrys Mabiala; Sebastian Blanco, (C) (Marvin Loria 74’), Yimmi Chara (Eryk Williamson 46’), David Ayala (George Fochive 90+1’), Dairon Asprilla (Dario Zuparic 90+1’); Jaroslaw Niezgoda (Felipe Mora 82’), Santiago Moreno
Unused Substitutes: Justin Rasmussen, Eryk Williamson, Pablo Bonilla, Aljaz Ivacic, Nathan Fogaca
Weather: Humid, 80 degrees