2022.04.16 @ SJ-22

SAN JOSE, Calif. (April 16, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club earned its third consecutive road result on Saturday afternoon with a 2-2 draw over the San Jose Earthquakes. MLS Best XI midfielder Hany Mukhtar registered his first goal of the season in the 38th minute with an assist from Aníbal Godoy and followed with a second goal in the 63rd minute.

Hany Maker: Midfielder Hany Mukhtar recorded his first goal of the 2022 season with a brace. Mukhtar now has five combined goals and assists this season after leading MLS in 2021 with 28. Nashville has never lost a regular season match when Mukhtar registers a goal (7W-0L-8D).

Welcome Back Aníbal: Nashville SC midfielder Aníbal Godoy returned to San Jose for the first time since being acquired by Nashville SC in 2020. Godoy registered the assist on Mukhtar’s first goal of the day and of the season.

Almost Home: Nashville SC is seven matches through its eight match road trip to start the season before opening up GEODIS Park on May 1 against the Philadelphia Union in a nationally televised contest on ESPN and ESPN Deportes. The Boys in Gold own a 3W-2L-2D recordand 11 points.

Nashville SC’s eight-match road trip comes to its conclusion at 9:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 23 at LA Galaxy. Fans can follow the action on MyTV30 and the NashvilleSC.com/Stream starting with the pregame show at 9 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 38’: Aníbal Godoy passes it to Hany Mukhtar who dribbles from center field and nets it to the right of the box
SJ 52’: Jeremy Ebobisse scores the equalizer off a free kick going up and over the wall
NSH 63’: Dave Romney throws a long pass to CJ Sapong who battles with two defenders to send a header across the box to a wide-open Hany Mukhtar to score a brace
SJ 72’: Jeremy Ebobisse collects a free kick in the box and completes the finish earning a brace

Notes

  • Nashville SC:
  • owns a 15W-1L-4D all-time record in MLS when leading at the half
  • owns a 20W-4L-7D record when scoring the first goal of the match in all competitions
  • ‘s three wins and two draws road record is the best in the league in 2022 at the conclusion of its match today
  • three road wins through seven matches is more than or equal to what 12 different clubs had all last season
  • owns 1.57 Road Points Per Game (RPPG) and 11 points in seven of eight road matches to start the season, which is the highest of any team in MLS history to play 8+ road matches to start the season (the most prior was Portland who had 1.17 RPPG from 12 road matches in 2019)
  • has earned more road wins of any team in the Western Conference at the conclusion of its match today
  • has earned seven points in its last three road matches
  • owns a 16W-0L-5D all-time record when scoring two or more goals in a match
  • played its first match in club history today against the San Jose Earthquakes
  • has yet to lose a match in its history in the month of April 2W-0L-3D
  • Aníbal Godoy made his first start since March 19
  • Ahmed Longmire made the matchday roster for the first time in his MLS career
  • Dan Lovitz returned to the Starting XI for the first time since March 19
  • Dax McCarty made his first appearance since March 19
  • Hany Mukhtar has registered a goal or assist in four consecutive matches
  • Dave Romney earned his 11career MLS assist (fifth with Nashville) and has earned a goal or assist in consecutive matches for the first time in his Nashville career
  • CJ Sapong has recorded a goal and an assist in back-to-back matches
  • Walker Zimmerman wore the captain’s armband for the third time this season

Box Score

Nashville SC (3W-2L-2D, 11 pts.) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (0W-4L-3D, 3 pts.)
April 16, 2022 – PayPal Park

Final Score
NSH: 2
SJ: 2

Scoring Summary

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (Aníbal Godoy) 38’

SJ: Jeremy Ebobisse 52’

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (CJ Sapong, Dave Romney) 63’

SJ: Jeremy Ebobisse (Ján Gregus, Jamiro Monteiro) 72’

Discipline

SJ: Cade Cowell (caution) 21’

NSH: Daniel Lovitz (caution) 51’

NSH: Luke Haakenson (caution) 90+5

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis, Daniel Lovitz (Taylor Washington 73’), Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Walker Zimmerman (C), Hany Mukhtar, Alex Muyl, Aníbal Godoy (Dax McCarty 80’), Sean Davis (Tah Brian Anunga 88’), Randall Leal (Luke Haakenson 88’), CJ Sapong (Aké Loba 80’)

Unused Substitutes: Ethan Zubak, Eric Miller, Ahmed Longmire, Bryan Meredith

SJ: JT Marcinkowski, Paul Marie, Nathan, Tanner Beason (Tommy Thompson 68’), Francisco Calvo, Jackson Yueill (C), Ján Gregus, Jamiro Monteiro, Cristian Espinoza (Ousseni Bouda 83’), Jeremy Ebobisse, Cade Cowell

Unused Substitutes: Eric Remedi, Matt Bersano, Jack Skahan, Siad Haji, Will Richmond, Oskar Agren, Niko Tsarkiris

Referee: Tim Ford
AR1: Jeff Hosking
AR2: Jeremy Kieso

4th: Victory Rivas

VAR: Malik Badawi
AVAR: Mike Kampmeinert

Weather: Clear, 54 degrees