3.19 v RSL Final

SANDY, Utah (March 19, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club’s goal by U.S. international Walker Zimmerman in the 25th minute fell short in Nashville’s pursuit of a result at Rio Tinto Stadium, as the Boys in Gold fell 2-1 to Real Salt Lake.

Club and Country Captain:  Zimmerman served as the captain tonight with Dax McCarty not in the Starting XI. Zimmerman scored his seventh goal as a member of Nashville SC (17th overall) in the contest. The U.S. international will now report to the U.S. MNT ahead of the FIFA World Cup™ Concacaf Qualifying matches.

Mukhtar Magic: Hany Mukhtar earned an assist tonight on the Zimmerman goal. Mukhtar added his second assist to the season and 18thin his MLS career. He midfielder finished fourth last season in MLS with 12 assists. 

International Break: Nashville SC will be off next week due to the international break where both Zimmerman (United States) and Aníbal Godoy (Panama) will be representing their respective countries. USA and Panama will face off on March 27th at 6 p.m. CT on FS1, Unimás and TUDN. Nashville SC will be back in action on Saturday, April 2 at Columbus Crew.   

Match Timeline 

RSL 2’: Redirecting a corner kick, Bobby Wood scored the first goal of the game with an assist from Justin Meram  

NSH 25’: With a close range header, Zimmerman got his first goal of the season with an assist from Mukhtar  

RSL 54’: Tate Schmitt was able to get a shot at the center of the goal with an assist from Maikel Chang   

Notes 

  • Nashville SC:  
  • started a different XI for the first time this season
  • set a season-high in shots (16) and shots on goal (8) 
  • tripled its shot total from last week 
  • owns a 10W-13L-14D overall road record  
  • owns a 5W-5L-4D overall record against the Western Conference 
  • Hany Mukhtar made his 50th career MLS appearance tonight  
  • Dax McCarty surpassed Chris Wondowloski for third all-time in games played in the regular season by an outfield player in MLS history (414) 
  • Mukhtar led Nashville SC players tonight in shots (6), shots on target (4) and passing accuracy (90.6%), and currently leads Nashville SC players in shots (14) shots on target (6) and assists (2) 
  • Walker Zimmerman led the game with 100 touches and 83 total passes; was the only player on the pitch to reach triple digit touches 
  • Teal Bunbury and Alex Muyl started for the first time this season 

BOX SCORE 

Nashville SC (1W-2L-1D, 4 pts.) vs. Real Salt Lake (3W-0L-1D, 10 pts.) 

March 19, 2022 – Rio Tinto Stadium 

Final Score

NSH: 1 

RSL: 2 

Scoring Summary

RSL: Bobby Wood (Justin Meram) 2’ 

NSH: Walker Zimmerman (Hany Mukhtar) 25’ 

RSL: Tate Schmitt (Maikel Chang) 54’ 

Discipline

RSL: Tate Schmitt (caution) 24’ 

NSH: Daniel Lovitz (caution) 40’ 

NSH: Walker Zimmerman (caution) 53’ 

NSH: Dax McCarty (caution) 90’ + 2’ 

NSH: Dax McCarty (ejection) 90’ + 6’ 

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis, Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney, Eric Miller, Walker Zimmerman (C), Hany Mukhtar, Alex Muyl (Aké Loba 74’), Aníbal Godoy (Dax McCarty 74’) Sean Davis, Randall Leal, Teal Bunbury (CJ Sapong 57’) 

Unused Substitutes: Jack Maher, Josh Bauer, Taylor Washington, Luke Haakenson, Tah Brian Anunga, Bryan Meredith 

RSL: Zac MacMath (C), Johan Kappelhof, Justen Glad (Aaron Herrera 63’), Erik Holt, Andrew Brody, Pablo Ruiz (Everton Luíz 78’), Justin Meram (Jasper Löeffelsend 78’), Scott Caldwell, Maikel Chang (Bode Davis 84’), Tate Schmitt, Bobby Wood (Sergio Córdova 63’) 

Unused Substitutes: Chris Garcia, Jonathan Menéndez, Tomas Gomez, Jaziel Orozco 

Referee: Tori Penso 

AR1: Jose Da Silva 

AR2: Brooke Mayo 

4th: Jair Marrufo 

VAR: Sorin Stoica 

AVAR: Peter Balciunas 

Weather: Clear, 57 degrees