Match Recaps

Nashville Soccer Club Remains Unbeaten At Home with Stoppage Time Goal

2021.06.26 MTL-69

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 26, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Clubearned its fifth come from behind result on Saturday night at Nissan Stadium with a stoppage time goal that earned the Boys in Gold a 1-1 draw against Eastern Conference side CF Montréal.

Stoppage Time Stunners: Coming off of Wednesday’s game-winner in stoppage time by Luke Haakenson against Toronto FC, Abu Danladi followed up with a match-leveling goal four minutes into stoppage time off of a cross sent in by defender Jack Maher. 

Rockin’ with Randall: Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal recorded his third assist of the season on Danladi’s match-tying goal in stoppage time. With the assist, Leal joins Anibal Godoy and Dan Lovitz as the top of the leaderboard for the 2021 season. Leal has now seven assists in his MLS career, the most of any Nashville SC player in the club’s MLS history.

Music City Magic: Nashville SC owns a 3W-0L-4D record at home in 2021, improving its unbeaten streak to eight matches in all competitions. Nashville’s overall MLS home record is 8W-2L-9D in all competitions. 

Nashville SC returns to Nissan Stadium on Saturday, July 3 to take on Philadelphia Union at 7 p.m. CT. Limited tickets remain available at

Match Timeline

MTL 63’ – Aljaz Struna scores a header from the center of the box off of a corner kick taken by Djordje Mihailovic

NSH 90’+ 4 - Abu Danladi delivers a header past the CF Montréal keeper, assisted by Jack Maher and Randall Leal


  • Nashville SC has now secured five come from behind results this season
  • Nashville SC has earned four out of a possible six points in the club’s longest homestand of the season, with three matches remaining  
  • Tonight’s attendance was 22,523, the largest of any match in 2021
  • Brian Anunga has two MLS appearances in 2021, both as a sub against CF Montréal
  • Abu Danladi scored his first goal of the season, his last came against the Houston Dynamo on Oct. 14, 2020
  • Luke Haakenson made his first career MLS start tonight 
  • Dan Lovitz led all players with touches (114) and total passes (89) while boasting a 91% passing accuracy
  • Jack Maher logged his first MLS career assist; the defender led all players with a 100% passing accuracy with 62 total passes
  • Dax McCarty appeared in his 392 MLS regular season match, tying him for fifth all-time in MLS history with Brad Davis for outfield players. The veteran midfielder also made his 360th career MLS regular season start, tying him with Bobby Boswell for sixth place all-time
  • Daniel Ríos made his season debut in the 77th minute
  • Dave Romney is the only Nashville SC outfield player to play all 900 minutes this season


Nashville SC 3W-1L-6D vs. CF Montréal3W-3L-4D

June 26, 2021 — Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn. 

Final Score

NSH: 1

MTL: 1                       

Scoring Summary

MTL: Alijaz Struna (Djordje Mihailovic) 63’

NSH: Abu Danladi (Jack Maher, Randall Leal) 90’+ 4


MTL: Rudy Camacho (Caution) 33‘

MTL: Mason Toye (Caution) 42’

MTL: Kamal Miller (Caution) 84’

NSH: Dan Lovitz (Caution) 89’


NSH: Joe Willis; Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney, Jack Maher, Alistair Johnson (Walker Zimmerman 77’); Dax McCarty (C) (Brian Anunga 68’), Hany Mukhtar, Alex Muyl (Abu Danladi 68’), Aníbal Godoy, Luke Haakenson (Randall Leal 68’); CJ Sapong (Daniel Ríos 77’)

Unused Substitutes: Dylan Nealis, Matt LaGrassa, Taylor Washington, Bryan Meredith

TOTAL SHOTS: 21 (Romney, 4); SHOTS ON GOAL: 6 (Danladi, 3); FOULS: 11 (Godoy, 4); OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 9; SAVES: 3; POSSESSION: 59.8%

MTL: James Pantemis; Kamal Miller, Rudy Camacho, Mustafa Kizza (Clement Bayiha 77’), Zachary Brault-Guillard, Aljaz Struna; Samuel Piette (C), Djordje Mihailovic, Amar Sejdic (Emanuel Maciel 77’); Mason Toye (Romell Quioto 68’), Sunusi Ibrahim (Joaquin Torres 80’) 

Unused Substitutes: Sebastian Breza, Ahmed Hamdi, Mathieu Choiniere 


Referee: Jon Freemon

AR1: Ian Anderson

AR2: Eric Boria

4th: Ted Unkel

VAR: Dave Gantar

AVAR: Walt Heatherly

Weather: Clear, 85 degrees. 

Statistics are unofficial.