2022.05.18 MTL-61

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club earned a 2-1 victory against CF Montréal on Wednesday night at GEODIS Park. Alex Muyl opened the scoring for Nashville with MLS Best XI midfielder Hany Mukhtar securing the game-winner in the second half.

Welcome To The Castle: Nashville SC extended the club’s home unbeaten streak to 23 consecutive matches in all competitions. The Boys in Gold remain undefeated at home in 2022 with a 3W-0L-1D record in all competitions which includes the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Nashville SC became the seventh team in MLS history to go undefeated at home for a full season in 2021.

Joe Says Goal: Nashville SC goalkeeper Joe Willis earned his third career assist tonight, second with Nashville SC, as he fed Muyl on the opening goal. In his first assist with Nashville SC, Willis assisted on Randall Leal’s goal on Aug. 28, 2021, in a 2-0 win at Atlanta United FC. He earned his first career assist as a member of Houston Dynamo FC on May 15, 2016 in a 1-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

Earning The Points: Nashville SC owns a 3W-1L-1D record in its last five matches across all competitions. The Boys in Gold are currently in a stretch of eight matches in 28 days, including Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup competition.

Nashville SC returns to GEODIS Park on Saturday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. CT when they take on Atlanta United FC. Saturday’s match will be broadcasted on national television via FOX and Fox Deportes. Limited tickets are available at https://www.nashvillesc.com/tickets/

Match Timeline

NSH 28’: After a long ball from goalkeeper Joe Willis, Alex Muyl dances into the 18 and delivers a banger with his left foot to open the scoring

NSH 51’: CJ Sapong fights off a defender inside the box and lays a pass for a streaking Hany Mukhtar who secures the goal

MTL 55’: Kei Kamara finds an opening behind Joe Willis and slots home the attempt

Notes

  • Nashville SC:
  • is now 16W-2L-15D all-time at home
  • is outscoring its opponents 49-23 during its 23-match home unbeaten streak
  • owns an 19W-0L-6D all-time record when scoring two or more goals in a match in MLS competition
  • owns a 22W-4L-7D record when scoring the first goal of the match in MLS matches
  • owns a 16W-1L-4D all-time record in MLS when leading at the half.
  • owns a 14W-3L-9D all-time record in matches played on a weekday
  • is unbeaten against CF Montréal all-time (3W-0L-2D)
  • is now 22W-10L-23D all-time against the Eastern Conference
  • is 5W-1L-4D all-time in the month of May
  • Dax McCarty wore the Captain’s armband for Nashville SC, starting in his 380th career MLS regular season match
  • Hany Mukhtar
  • earned his third goal of the season tonight, tying him with CJ Sapong for the team lead
  • leads the team in combined goals and assists with seven
  • led the team tonight in shots with three putting his season total to 41
  • Alex Muyl recorded his 16th career MLS goal, fifth with Nashville SC
  • CJ Sapong registered his 32nd career MLS assist tonight
  • Walker Zimmerman
  • is one appearance shy of 200 for his MLS career
  • led the team in touches (72) and total passes (61)

Box Score: Nashville SC (5W-4L-3D, 18 pts.) vs. CF Montréal (6W-4L-2D, 20 pts.)

May 18, 2022 – GEODIS Park

Final Score

NSH: 2

MTL: 1

Scoring Summary

NSH: Alex Muyl (Joe Willis) 28’

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (CJ Sapong) 51’

MTL: Kai Kamara (Unaissted) 55’

Discipline

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (caution) 41’

NSH: Alex Muyl (caution) 42’

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis; Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Walker Zimmerman; Daniel Lovitz, Dax McCarty (C) (Sean Davis 66’), Alex Muyl (Aníbal Godoy 75’), Luke Haakenson (Eric Miller 66’), Tah Brian Anunga; Hany Mukhtar, CJ Sapong (Ethan Zubak 90+1’)

Unused Substitutes: Josh Bauer, Handwalla Bwana, Aké Loba, Ethan Zubak, Taylor Washington, Bryan Meredith

MTL: Sebastian Breza; Joel Waterman, Rudy Camacho, Kamal Miller, Lassi Lappalainen (Zorhan Ludovic Bassong 46’), Victor Wanyama (c) (Samuel Piette70’), Mathieu Choinière (Ahmed Hamdi 46’), Alistair Johnston, Djordje Mihailovic (Ibrahim Sunusi 69’, Joaquín Torres (Romell Quioto 59’), Kei Kamara

Unused Substitutes: Logan Ketterer, Matko Miljevic, Zachary Brault-Guillard, Gabriele Corbo

REFEREE: Ramy Touchan

AR1: Jason White

AR2: Chris Elliott

4th Official: Eric Tattersall

VAR: Jair Marrufo

AVAR: Jonathan Johnson

Weather: Clear, 85 degrees

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