2022.04.09 @ SKC-56

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (April 9, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club earned its second consecutive road win on Saturday night in a 2-1 victory over Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park. Defender Dave Romney registered his first goal of the season off a set piece in the 51st minute from a service from Randall Leal, with CJ Sapong securing the game-winner in the 68th minute. 

Dynamic Dave: Dave Romney scored his second goal with Nashville SC (fifth in Major League Soccer), both of which have come on the road (Aug. 26, 2020 at ORL). Romney played all 90 minutes tonight and is the only Nashville SC outfield player to have played every minute in 2022.    

Mukhtar Magic: Hany Mukhtar earned a secondary assist tonight on Romney’s goal after feeding Leal to begin the set piece. Mukhtar has now recorded assists in three consecutive matches and four in his last five. Mukhtar finished the match tied for second in MLS in assists. 

Two Goal Recipe: Nashville SC owns a 16W-0L-5D all-time record when scoring two or more goals in a match. 

Nashville SC’s eight-match road trip continues at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, April 16 at San Jose Earthquakes in a nationally televised contest on Univision, TUDN and Twitter (English audio). Fans 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   

SKC 25’: Rémi Walter took a right-footed shot to the center of the goal off of build up play  

NSH 51’: Dave Romney hits a header at close range to the top left corner of the goal with an assist from Randall Leal and Hany Mukhtar 

NSH 68’: CJ Sapong nails the center of the goal with an assist from Alex Muyl and Sean Davis 

Notes  

  • Nashville SC:    
  • handed SKC its first home loss of the season  
  • is the only team in the Western Conference to have earned three road wins  
  • earned its third come-from-behind road victory in its MLS history (Oct. 27, 2021 and Nov. 8, 2020)  
  • Nashville has won consecutive road matches twice in its MLS history; A four road match winning streak from Oct. 14, 2020-Nov. 24, 2020 (Houston Dynamo FC, CF Montréal, Orlando City SC and Toronto FC) and two matches from Aug. 28, 2021-Sept. 11, 2021 (Atlanta United FC and CF Montréal) 
  • earned its first-ever result against Sporting Kansas City  
  • scored two goals in a match for the first time this season  
  • is now 6W-11L-10D all-time when conceding the first goal of the match overall  
  • recorded a season-high 19 shots tonight  
  • Sean Davis earned his first assist as a member of Nashville SC  
  • Randall Leal recorded his 15th career MLS assist and made his 50th regular season start  
  • Jack Maher returned to the stadium where he made his MLS debut on Oct. 11, 2020  
  • Hany Mukhtar registered his 20th MLS assist  
  • Alex Muyl earned his first assist of the season  
  • Joe Willis has earned four saves in back-to-back matches this season  
  • Walker Zimmerman wore the captain’s band for Nashville and led the team in touches (72) and total passes (67)  
  • Ethan Zubak made his Nashville SC debut tonight  

Box Score
Nashville SC (3W-2L-1D, 10 pts.) vs. Sporting Kansas City (2W-5L-0D, 6 pts.)  
April 9, 2022 – Children’s Mercy Park 

Final Score
NSH: 2 
SKC: 1  

Scoring Summary

SKC: Rémi Walter (Ben Sweat, Dániel Sallói) 25’  

NSH: Dave Romney (Randall Leal, Hany Mukhtar) 51’

NSH: CJ Sapong (Alex Muyl, Sean Davis) 68’  

Discipline

SKC: Cam Duke (caution) 17’  

SKC: Roger Espinoza (caution) 52’  

SKC: Felipe Hernández (caution) 63’  

NSH: Taylor Washington (caution) 79’  

Lineups  

NSH: Joe Willis, Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Taylor Washington, Walker Zimmerman (C), Hany Mukhtar (Ethan Zubak 90+2’), Alex Muyl, Tah Brian Anunga (Aníbal Godoy 77’), Sean Davis, Randall Leal (Luke Haakenson 90+1’), CJ Sapong (Aké Loba 90+1’)  

Unused Substitutes: Eric Miller, Daniel Lovitz, Handwalla Bwana, Josh Bauer, Bryan Meredith   

SKC: Tim Melia, Ben Sweat (Logan Ndenbe 84’), Andreu Fontas, Nicolas Isimat, Graham Zusi, Roger Espinoza (Marinos Tzionis 76’), Cam Duke (Felipe Hernández 46’), Remí Walter, Johnny Russell (C), Khiry Shelton (Nikola Vujnovic 76’), Daniel Sallói  

Unused Substitutes: Robert Voloder, Kortne Ford, Kendall McIntosh  

Referee: Ismail Elfath  

AR1: Cory Richardson  

AR2: Diego Blas 

4th: Greg Dopka  

VAR: Jair Marrufo 

AVAR: Eric Weisbrod     

Weather: Clear, 55 degrees

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