2022.05.14 @ HOU-30

Houston, Texas (May 14, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club fell to Houston Dynamo FC 2-0 on a sweltering night at PNC Stadium. The loss marked just the second time Nashville SC has not earned a result in all competitions since April 1, now owning a 4W-2L-2D record in that stretch. 

True Test Ahead: Nashville SC is currently in a stretch of eight matches in 28 days, including Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup competition which dates back to the GEODIS Park opener against Philadelphia Union on May 1. The Boys in Gold will conclude this stretch on May 28 at the Colorado Rapids. 

Returning To The Castle: Nashville SC is set to return to Music City with a pair of matches this week at GEODIS Park, taking on CF Montréal on Wednesday May 18 and Atlanta United FC on Saturday, which will be televised on FOX. Nashville SC currently owns a 22 consecutive home match unbeaten streak in all competitions. Tickets are available at https://www.nashvillesc.com/tickets/

Squad Rotation: After a grueling 120-minute Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 victory over Atlanta United FC on Wednesday, Nashville SC rotated its Starting XI with Luke Haakenson and Ethan Zubak making their first MLS starts of the season. 

Match Timeline:        

HOU 16’: Adalberto Carrasquilla capitalizes on an open shot after Nashville SC goalkeeper Joe Willis makes an initial save 

HOU 53’: Darwin Quintero converts from the penalty spot  

Notes:       

  • Nashville SC:        
  • is now 3W-4L-2D, 11 pts. on the road 
  • is tied for the most road wins in the Western Conference with three 
  • suffered its first loss in its MLS history in the month of May (3W-1L-4D)   
  • out-shot Houston Dynamo FC 12-8 
  • has recorded double-digit shots in three consecutive MLS matches 
  • recorded 10 shots in the second half 
  • out-possessed Houston 61.7%-38.3% 
  • Handwalla Bwana registered his first MLS appearance of the season tonight 
  • Sean Davis led the team in touches (87), passing percentage (92.3%) and passes (78)   
  • Aké Loba led the team in chances, coming off the bench 
  • Dax McCarty wore the Captain’s armband for Nashville SC, starting in his 380th career MLS regular season match  
  • Hany Mukhtar made his first appearance of the season as a sub 
  • Dave Romney was subbed out tonight snapping his consecutive minutes played streak at 964 
  • Walker Zimmerman is two appearances shy of 200 for his MLS career 

Box Score: Nashville SC (4W-4L-3D, 15 pts.) vs. Houston Dynamo FC (4W-4L-3D, 15 pts.)   

May 14, 2022 – PNC Stadium 

Final Score 

NSH: 0 

HOU: 2 

Scoring Summary 

HOU: Adalberto Carrasquilla 16’ 

HOU: Darwin Quintero 53’  

Discipline 

HOU: Adam Lundkvist (ejected) 35’ 

HOU: Steve Clark (caution) 42’ 

HOU: Teenage Hadebe (caution) 42’ 

NSH: Eric Miller (caution) 45 +1’ 

NSH: Jack Maher (caution) 46’ 

HOU: Darwin Quintero (caution) 49’ 

NSH: Ethan Zubak (caution) 86’ 

NSH: Walker Zimmerman (caution) 90 +1’ 

Lineups 

NSH: Joe Willis, Dave Romney (Walker Zimmerman 64’), Jack Maher, Eric Miller, Taylor Washington (Daniel Lovitz 65’), Dax McCarty (C), Alex Muyl (Hany Mukhtar 46’), Luke Haakenson (Handwalla Bwana 79’), Sean Davis, Ethan Zubak, CJ Sapong (Aké Loba 64’) 

Unused Substitutes: Josh Bauer, Tah Brian Anunga, Will Meyer, Bryan Meredith 

HOU: Steve Clark, Adam Lundkvist, Tim Parker (C), Teenage Hadebe, Zeca (Griffin Dorsey 79’), Memo Rodriguez (Roberto Avila 79’), Adalberto Carrasquilla, Darwin Cerén, Fafà Picault (Tyler Pasher 79’), Darwin Quintero (Ethan Bartlow 58’), Thor Úlfarsson (Sam Junqua 40’) 

Unused Substitutes: Thiago Fernandes, Sebastian Fereira, Michael Nelson, Marcelo Palomino 

REFEREE: Ramy Touchan 

AR1: Jason White 

AR2: Chris Elliott 

4th Official: Eric Tattersall 

VAR: Jair Marrufo 

AVAR: Jonathan Johnson

Weather: Clear, 88 degrees