2022.08.06 TOR MATCH-39

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club fell to Toronto FC 4-3 on Saturday night despite a vigorous effort to come back with goals from Teal Bunbury, Hany Mukhtar and Walker Zimmerman. 

Mukhtar Magic: Hany Mukhtar recorded a goal and a pair of assists, accruing a total of seven goals and three assists in his last eight matches. Mukhtar has been responsible for 21 of Nashville’s 33 goals this season. 

Tying A Career-High: Bunbury’s goal tied his career-high for consecutive matches with four. The forward reached this feat twice with the New England Revolution from May 26 – June 9, 2018, and June 29 – July 17, 2019. 

The Homestand Continues: Nashville SC will continue its three match homestand at 8 p.m. CT on Sunday, Aug. 14, as the Boys in Gold welcome Minnesota United FC to GEODIS Park on FS1. 

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Match Timeline 
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TOR 19’: Jonathan Osorio dodges two defenders to take the wide-open net from outside the box 

NSH 40’: Hany Mukhtar nails the penalty kick to the upper right corner 

TOR 43’: Jonathan Osorio scores off the left goal post after a smooth pass from Richie Laryea 

NSH 45 + 3’: Off the corner from Hany Mukhtar, Dave Romney heads it to Teal Bunbury in front of the goal who redirects it in net 

TOR 54’: Federico Bernardeschi converts on a penalty kick to the upper right corner 

TOR 77’: After faking to the far post, Lorenzo Insigne finds an open net shooting from outside the box to the bottom left corner 

NSH 85’: Walker Zimmerman heads the cross from Hany Mukhtar into the top left corner

Notes    

  • Nashville SC:          
  • scored its highest home goal total of the season (3); and the largest goal total since June 25 at D.C. United 
  • has scored in 10 consecutive matches, a new club record 
  • had a higher goals expected average (2.45-1.85) and out-shot Toronto 21-10 
  • had 14 more shots from inside the box (17-3) with a better passing accuracy (85.2% - 83.3%) than Toronto 
  • has out-scored its opponents 20-10 
  • leads the Western Conference in shots on target percentage (38%) 
  • is 5W-2L-4D all-time record against Canadian teams 
  • Teal Bunbury led the team in shots on target (3) and was tied with Randall Leal for shots (4) 
  • Sean Davis 
  • leads the team in minutes played with 2,077 this season 
  • was tied with Hany Mukhtar with 15 passes in the attacking third 
  • Shaq Moore led all players in dribbles completed (5) and played the most minute since joining Nashville in July (79 minutes) 
  • Hany Mukhtar 
  • is now the team leader in goals (13) and assists (8) 
  • has contributed to over half of the club's goals in MLS history (57 of 112) 
  • had 11 chances created tonight with 0.85 expected goals and a team-leading 74 touches 
  • Dave Romney is one assist shy of tying his career-high for assists in a season 
  • Walker Zimmerman scored his second goal of the season while leading the team in completed passes (55) and was second in touches (72) 

Box Score:   

Nashville SC (8W-8L-9D, 33 pts.) vs. Toronto FC (7W-12L-5D, 26 pts.) 

August 6, 2022 – GEODIS Park 

Final Score

  
NSH: 3
TOR: 4

Scoring Summary   

TOR: Jonathan Osorio (unassisted) 19’ 

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (penalty kick) 40’ 

TOR: Jonathan Osorio (Richie Laryea) 43’ 

NSH: Teal Bunbury (Dave Romney & Hany Mukhtar) 45 + 3’ 

TOR: Federico Bernardeschi (penalty kick) 54’ 

TOR: Lorenzo Insigne (Michael Bradley) 77’ 

NSH: Walker Zimmerman (Hany Mukhtar) 85’ 

Discipline

NSH: Dax McCarty (caution) 2’ 

NSH: Sean Davis (caution) 24’ 

TOR: Richie Laryea (caution) 40’ 

NSH: CJ Sapong (caution) 61’ 

TOR: Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty (caution) 71’ 

Lineups

  
NSH: Joe Willis, Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney, Shaq Moore (Eric Miller 79’), Walker Zimmerman, Dax McCarty © (Ethan Zubak 89’), Hany Mukhtar, Teal Bunbury (Randall Leal 62’), Alex Muyl (Luke Haakenson 79’), Sean Davis, CJ Sapong

Unused Substitutes: Jack Maher, Handwalla Bwana, Taylor Washington, Elliot Panicco, Will Meyer

TOR: Alex Bono, Lukas MacNaughton, Richie Laryea (Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty 64’), Chris Mavinga, Domenico Criscito, Michael Bradley ©, Jonathan Osorio (Kosi Thompson90’ +2), Jesus Jimenez (Ayo Akinola 79’), Federico Bernardeschi (Doneil Henry 90’ +2), Jayden Nelson (Deandre Kerr 79’), Lorenzo Insigne 

Unused Substitutes: Greg Ranjitsingh, Shane O’Neill, Luca Petrasso, Ifunanyachi Achara 

Weather: Humid, 88 degrees

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