Nashville Soccer Club Falls on the Road to NE Revolution 

2023.03.18 @ NE MATCH-49

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (March 18, 2023) – Nashville Soccer Club fell 1-0 to the New England Revolution at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night. Nashville SC conceded the first goal of the season, snapping a streak of 322 minutes.

Still On The Right Path: Despite falling to New England, Nashville SC is off to its best start through the first four matches of a season in its MLS history with seven points. Nashville’s second-best start through four matches came in 2021 with six points.

Second All-Time In MLS History: Midfielder Dax McCarty moved into second all-time in MLS history for starts by an outfield player passing Jeff Larentowicz. McCarty has 398 MLS regular season starts.

Greguš Debut: Midfielder Ján Greguš made his Nashville SC debut registering 11 minutes as a second half sub. Greguš signed with Nashville SC on Friday.

Next Match: Nashville SC will return home to GEODIS Park next Saturday, March 25 to take on Eastern Conference foe FC Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. CT. Limited tickets are available at

Match Timeline

NE 52’: New England’s Gustavo Bou straddles the onside line and finds himself 1v1 with Nashville SC’s Jack Maher, Bou delivers a shot top near corner to score


  • Nashville SC:
    • recorded a season-high 14 shots tonight
    • had a higher expected goals total than New England (1.07-1.03)
    • attempted more passes (492-464) and had a higher passing percentage (79.1-78) than New England
    • is the only team in MLS to not allow a goal in the first half of a match this season
    • conceded the first goal of a match for the first time this season
    • suffered its first defeat in club history to New England
    • conceded its first goal in its MLS history at Gillette Stadium
    • will return home to next week where the club has scored all of its goals this season
  • Teal Bunbury
    • made his 341st career regular season appearance
    • returned to face New England for the first time since he was traded to Nashville
  • Ján Greguš earned a 92 percent passing accuracy in 25 attempts
  • Jack Maher led the team with five clearances
  • Dax McCarty
    • attempted 66 passes tonight, the most of any Nashville SC player this season
    • led the team with 77 touches
  • Jacob Shaffelburg attempted five shots tonight, the most by a Nashville SC player in 2023
  • Joe Willis recorded a season-high four saves tonight
  • Walker Zimmerman led the team in expected goals with 0.41

Box Score:

Nashville SC (2W-1L-1D, 7 pts.) vs. New England Revolution (3W-1L-0D, 9 pts.)

March 18, 2023 – Gillette Stadium

Final Score

NSH: 0

NE: 1

Scoring Summary

NE: Gustavo Bou (DeJuan Jones) 52’


NSH: Alex Muyl (caution) 21’

NE: Matt Polster (caution) 70’

NSH: Jack Maher (caution) 73’

NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Shaq Moore, Walker Zimmerman ©, Jack Maher, Dan Lovitz; Sean Davis (Ján Greguš 79’), Dax McCarty, Alex Muyl (Fafà Picault 63’), Jacob Shaffelburg (Luke Haakenson 90’); Hany Mukhtar, Teal Bunbury (CJ Sapong 63’)

Substitutes: Elliot Panicco, Tah Brian Anunga, Josh Bauer, Ethan Zubak

NE Starters: Djordje Petrovic; Dave Romney, Henry Kessler, Matthew Polster, Brandon Bye, DeJuan Jones; Gustavo Bou © (Omar Gonzalez 85’), Latif Blessing, Noel Buck (Justin Rennicks 65’); Dylan Borrero (Emmanuel Boateng 83’), Bobby Wood (Giacomo Vrioni 65’)

Substitutes: Christian Makoun, Jozy Altidore, Earl Edwards Jr., Esmir Bajraktarevic, Damian Rivera

Referee: Jon Freemon

AR1: Logan Brown

AR2: Adam Garner

4th Official: Marcos DeOliveira

VAR: Kevin Stott

AVAR: Rene Parra

Weather: Clear, 44 degrees