2022.07.23 @ CIN MATCH-96

CINCINNATI, Ohio (July 23, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club earned a 1-1 result on Saturday night at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, with a bicycle kick goal from veteran forward Teal Bunbury in the 6th minute.

Unbeaten Against FC Cincinnati: With the result tonight, Nashville SC owns a 2W-0L-2D record against FC Cincinnati with a plus six goal differential in its MLS history, scoring 12 goals in four matches.

Bicycle BunB: Forward Teal Bunbury, who earned his first start since returning from injury, scored his first goal as a member of Nashville SC, becoming the 24th different player in club history to score a goal in MLS.

Feast On The East: Nashville SC has suffered just one loss to the Eastern Conference this season with a 3W-1L-3D record. Overall, the Boys in Gold own a 22W-11L-25D record against the East in MLS.

Next Match: Nashville SC returns to GEODIS Park to take on the Vancouver Whitecaps FC for the first-time club history on Saturday, July 30, at 7 p.m. CT. Nashville SC will play seven of its next nine matches at home.

Match Timeline:

NSH 6’: After a corner kick, Teal Bunbury nets a close-range bicycle kick

CIN 52’: An assist from Álvar Barreal sets Brandon Vázquez up to score on a header

Notes

  • Nashville SC:
  • had a higher goals expected average than FC Cincinnati (1.63-1.46)
  • has scored in their last seven MLS matches, the longest scoring streak this season
  • has now scored in four consecutive road matches
  • remains unbeaten this season when scoring the first goal of the match (7W-0L-5D)
  • is 5W-0L-5D this season when having the lead at halftime
  • is 4W-2L-3D all-time record in the month of July
  • have suffered just one defeat this season when allowing one goal (4W-1L-3D)
  • will be without Dan Lovitz and Alex Muyl for the next match due to yellow card accumulation
  • Teal Bunbury led the team in shots with four and all players in expected goals with 1.13
  • Sean Davis is now tied with Hany Mukhtar for most minutes played by a Nashville SC player this season (1,807)
  • Jack Maher leads Nashville SC in passing percentage this season at 89%
  • Alex Muyl had a perfect passing percentage on 22 passes attempted tonight
  • Dave Romney appeared in his 160th MLS match tonight
  • Joe Willis logged 17,017 minutes played in his MLS career tonight

Box Score:

Nashville SC (8W-7L-7D, 31 pts.) vs. FC Cincinnati (7W-8L-7D, 28 pts.)

July 23, 2022 – TQL Stadium

Final Score

NSH:1
CIN: 1

Scoring Summary

NSH: Teal Bunbury (Unassisted) 6’

CIN: Brandon Vázquez (Álvaro Barreal) 52’

Discipline

NSH: Alex Muyl (caution) 40’

NSH: Dan Lovitz (caution) 61’

CIN: Geoff Cameron (caution) 73’

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis, Daniel Lovitz (Taylor Washington 83’), Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Walker Zimmerman, Dax McCarty ©, Alex Muyl (Eric Miller 70’), Sean Davis, Randall Leal (Tah Brian Anunga 83’), Teal Bunbury (Luke Haakenson 71’), CJ Sapong (Ethan Zubak 87’)

Unused Substitutes: Handwalla Bwana, Aké Loba, Shaq Moore, Elliot Panicco

CIN: Roman Celentano, Alvas Powell (Junior Moreno 62’), John Nelson (Calvin Harris 83’), Nick Hagglund, Geoff Cameron (Tyler Blackett 83’), Ian Murphy, Obinna Nwobodo ©, Yuya Kubo (Allan Cruz 71’), Brenner Souza da Silva, Brandon Vázquez, Alvaro Barreal

Unused Substitutes: Alec Kann, Haris Medunjanin, Ray Gaddis, Aquino Ordonez, Nick Markanich

Weather: Humid, 86 degrees