2022.07.09 @ CHA MATCH-37

CHARLOTTE, NC (July 9, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club fell to Charlotte FC on Saturday night 4-1 at Bank of America Stadium, despite a Hany Mukhtar conversion from the penalty spot in the second half.

The Chances Were There: Nashville SC finished the night with a higher expected goals total (2.62-2.07), shots taken (19-13), shots on target (7-6) and total big chances (3-1) than Charlotte.

Double Digits: Hany Mukhtar scored his 10th goal of the season by converting a penalty in the 67th minute. Mukhtar is now the first player in club history to score double-digit goals in back-to-back seasons.

Next Match: Nashville SC will return to GEODIS Park to host Seattle Sounders FC on Wednesday, July 13 at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Match Timeline

CLT 27’: Christian Fuchs converts a penalty

CLT 61’: Karol Swiderski finishes with a header off a Yordy Reyna assist

NSH 67’: Hany Mukhtar converts a penalty to the bottom right corner

CLT 89’: Sergio Ruiz scores on a single touch to the right corner with an assist from Benjamin Bender

CLT 90 + 1’: Andre Shinyashiki scores off another assist from Bender

Notes

  • Nashville SC:
  • converted its second penalty of the season (also Randall Leal, May 1st vs. PHI)
  • sits above the playoff line, tied for fifth place in the Western Conference
  • has a (3W-1L-1D) positive record against expansion teams
  • recorded more shots from inside the box (13-6) and touches inside the box (34-23) than Charlotte
  • is now 3W-1L-3D all-time in the month of July
  • owns an all-time record of 13W-3L-9D in weekday matches
  • will face Seattle Sounders FC for the second and final time this season on Wednesday
  • earned a 1-0 win over Seattle in the 2022 season opener on Feb. 22
  • has earned results in 34 of 37 matches played in Nashville in MLS, Playoff competition
  • Teal Bunbury recorded the most minutes played tonight as a sub as a member of Nashville (45)
  • Sean Davis led the club in completed passes with 31
  • Hany Mukhtar
  • has recorded seven road goals this season, tied for the most in MLS with SJ Earthquakes’ Jeremy Ebobisse
  • has now accounted for 51 of Nashville's 103 goals in MLS regular season and
  • leads all MLS players with 43 goal contributions (26 goals, 17 assists) since 2021, which is three more than the next player (NYCFC’s Valentín ‘Taty’ Castellanos).
  • has recorded 11 goals and two assists in his last 11 matches across all competitions
  • Mukhtar led Nashville in shots (6) and shots on target (3) tonight
  • Walker Zimmerman wore the captain's armband for the seventh time this season

Box Score

Charlotte FC (8W-10L-2D, 26 pts) vs. Nashville SC(7W-6L-6D, 27 pts.)

July 9, 2022 – Bank of American Stadium, Charlotte North Carolina

Final Score

CLT: 4

NSH: 1

Scoring Summary

CLT: Christian Fuchs (Penalty) 27’

CLT: Karol Swiderski (Yordy Reyna) 61’

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (Penalty) 67’

CLT: Sergio Ruiz (Benjamin Bender) 89’

CLT: Andre Shinyashiki (Benjamin Bender) 90 + 1’

Discipline

NSH: Tah Brian Anunga (caution) 21’

NSH: Randall Leal (caution) 71’

NSH: Taylor Washington (caution) 90 + 6’

Lineups
NSH: Joe Willis, Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney, Jack Maher (Eric Miller 46’), Walker Zimmerman ©, Hany Mukhtar, Alex Muyl (Taylor Washington 87’), Tah Brian Anunga (Teal Bunbury 46’), Sean Davis, Randall Leal (Luke Haakenson 77’), CJ Sapong (Aké Loba 77’)

Unused Substitutes: Dax McCarty, Ethan Zubak, Josh Bauer, Elliot Panicco

CLT: Kristijan Kahlina, Guzmán Corujo (Christian Makoun 46’), Anton Walkes, Christian Fuchs ©, Harrison Afful (Jaylin Lindsey 80’), Sergio Ruiz, Brandt Bronico, Yardy Reyna (Joseph Mora 73’), Quinn McNeill (Ben Bender 80’), Kamil Józwiak (Andre Shinyashiki 73’), Karol Swiderski

Unused Substitutes: Daniel Rios, McKinze Gaines, Derrick Jones, George Marks

Weather: Rainy, 82 degrees