NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 1, 2022) – GEODIS Park, the largest soccer specific stadium in the United States and Canada, made its grand debut on Sunday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 30,109 in Nashville, Tenn. The Boys in Gold rallied to earn a 1-1 draw after Randall Leal converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute of play.
The Streak Rolls On: Nashville SC’s result on Sunday extended the club’s home unbeaten streak to 20 consecutive matches. The Boys in Gold are coming off a 2021 season where they became the seventh team in MLS history to go undefeated at home for a full season. Nashville’s last home defeat on Nov. 4, 2020 happened 544 days ago.
First Home Goal Memories: The honor of first Nashville SC goal in GEODIS Park belongs to Costa Rican international Randall Leal, who converted a penalty in the 85th minute. This was the first penalty successfully converted by Nashville SC and the first goal of the season for Leal.
The Boys Are Home: After spending the first eight MLS matches on the road, the Boys in Gold will be in the Music City for five of its next six matches including a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 Match against Atlanta United FC on May 11 at GEODIS Park.
Nashville SC returns to GEODIS Park next Sunday when the Boys in Gold take on Western Conference foe Real Salt Lake at 4 p.m. CT. Very limited supply of tickets are available at https://www.nashvillesc.com/tickets/.
Fans can follow the action on MyTV30 and the NashvilleSC.com/Stream starting with the pregame show at 3:30 p.m. CT. They can also listen to the call via the free iHeartRADIO app by searching Nashville SC for English and on all three El Jefe stations 96.7FM, 105.3FM, and 810AM for Spanish.
PHI 66’: Mikael Uhre receives a pass in the attacking zone off a counter, after dribbling in the box was able to slot home the opening goal
NSH 85’: Randall Leal converts a penalty in front of the Nashville SC Supporters Section
- Nashville SC:
- carries on its unbeaten streak into 2022 season
- has 16 of its remaining 25 MLS matches home at GEODIS Park
- earned its second come from behind result of the season
- converted its first penalty of the season
- has always earned a result in the month of May in MLS (2W-0L-4D)
- has suffered just one defeat since April 1, 2022
- earned its third highest shot total of the season today (15)
- is now 10W-7L-12D all time when scoring one goal
- faced an Eastern Conference team for the second time this season, has yet to lose to a game to a member of the East in 2022
- earned more shots and shots on target than Philadelphia
- now owns a 1W-1L-1D MLS regular season record against the Union
- Sean Davis led the team in passing percentage at 91.2 percent
- Randall Leal registered his first goal of the season, his eighth career in Nashville SC
- Dan Lovitz led the squad in chances created with three
- Dax McCarty returned to the lineup and wore the Captain’s armband for Nashville SC
Box Score: Nashville SC (3W-3L-3D, 12 pts.) vs. Philadelphia Union (5W-1L-3D, 18 pts.)
May 1, 2022 – GEODIS Park
PHI: Mikael Uhre (Daniel Gazdag) 66’
NSH: Randall Leal (Penalty) 85th
NSH: Dan Lovitz (caution) 33’
NSH: Alex Muyl (caution) 37’
NSH: Sean Davis (caution) 49’
PHI: Kai Wagner (caution) 60’
PHI: José Martínez (caution) 62’
NSH: Randall Leal (caution) 76’
PHI: Andre Blake (caution) 84’
NSH: Joe Willis, Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Walker Zimmerman; Dan Lovitz Dax McCarty ©, Sean Davis (Aké Loba 73’), Dan Lovitz; Randall Leal (Tah Brian Anunga 87’), Hany Mukhtar; CJ Sapong
Unused Substitutes: Handwalla Bwana, Ethan Zubak, Eric Miller Ahmed Longmire, Taylor Washington, Luke Haakenson, Bryan Meredith
PHI: Andre Blake, Jack Elliott, Jakob Glesnes, Nathan Harriel, Kai Wagner; Daniel Gazdag, José Martínez, Alejandro Bedoya (C), Leon Flach (Matthew Real 90+6’); Mikael Uhre (Quinn Sullivan 75’), Julián Carranza (Cory Burke 64’)
Unused Substitutes:Stuart Findlay, Joe Bendik, Olivier Mbaizo, Jack McGlynn, Cory Burke, Jesus Bueno, Paxten Aaronson
REFEREE: Chris Penso
AR1: Jeremy Hanson
AR2: Mike Rottersman
4th: Tori Penso
VAR: Kevin Terry Jr
AVAR: Eric Weisbrod
Weather: Clear, 80 degrees