2022.07.13 SEA MATCH-87

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 13, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club moved into third place in the Western Conference tonight with a 1-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC in front of 26,927 fans at GEODIS Park. MVP candidate Hany Mukhtar scored the game-winning goal for Nashville SC in the 44th minute after a pair of tremendous passes from Randall Leal and CJ Sapong.

He’s a 10 and He’s Hany Mukhtar: MLS All-Star Hany Mukhtar etched his name in Nashville SC history on Wednesday becoming the first player in club history to score in four consecutive MLS matches. Mukhtar has now accounted for 16 of the club’s 26 goals this season.

Sweet Delivery: Winger Randall Leal notched his fourth assist in four matches tonight after getting the play started on Hany Mukhtar’s game-winning goal.

Sweeping Seattle: With the 1-0 victory tonight, Nashville SC has swept the season series against Seattle Sounders FC. The Boys in Gold took the series opener in a 1-0 win at Lumen Field in Seattle on Opening Day.

Next Match: Nashville SC will wrap up its homestand at 7:30 p.m. CT on Sunday hosting LAFC for the first time in club history.

Match Timeline

NSH 44’: Randall Leal delivers a ball from Nashville’s side of the pitch to CJ Sapong who tracks it down in the box and delivers a ball to Hany Mukhtar who slots home the shot

Notes

  • Nashville SC:
  • has earned results in 35 of 38 matches played in Nashville in MLS competition, including playoffs
  • has scored in the last five games in MLS, the longest scoring streak this season
  • earned a higher expected goals total than Seattle (1.23-0.73)
  • out-shot Seattle 12-9 tonight, marking the seventh time in the last nine matches they have out-shot their opponents
  • has a 25W-4L-9D record when scoring the first goal of the match in MLS
  • has a 19W-1L-6D record in MLS when owning the lead at halftime
  • has a 14W-3L-9D all-time record in weekday matches, 2W-0L-2D this season
  • has a 11W-1L-11-D record when Hany Mukhtar scores a goal
  • has a 4W-1L-3D all-time record in the month of July
  • Randall Leal leads the team in assists with six
  • Dan Lovitz surpassed 14,000 minutes played in his MLS career
  • Jack Maher led the team in completed passes with 55
  • Hany Mukhtar
  • has been involved in half of Nashville SC’s regular season goals (52 of 104) in club history
  • is tied for second in MLS in goals scored with 11
  • leads all MLS players with 44 goal contributions (27 goals, 17 assists) since 2021, which is four more than the next player (NYCFC’s Valentín ‘Taty’ Castellanos).
  • leads MLS in shots 79 and shots on goal 46
  • Joe Willis earned his 45th career shutout tonight, 27th with Nashville SC

Box Score

Nashville SC (8W-6L-6D, 30 pts.) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (8W-9L-2D, 26 pts)

July 13, 2022 – GEODIS Park

Final Score

NSH: 1

SEA: 0

Scoring Summary

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (CJ Sapong) 44’

Discipline

NSH: Alex Muyl (caution) 45 + 2’

NSH: Eric Miller (caution) 89’

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis, Daniel Lovitz, Jack Maher, Eric Miller, Alex Muyl (Dave Romney 88’), Walker Zimmerman, Dax McCarty ©, Randall Leal (Luke Haakenson, 88’), Sean Davis (Teal Bunbury 74’), Hany Mukhtar, CJ Sapong (Tah Brian Anunga 74’)

Unused Substitutes: Aké Loba, Ethan Zubak, Josh Bauer, Taylor Washington, Elliot Panicco

SEA: Stefan Cleveland, Nouhou, Yeimar Gomez Andrade, Abdoulaye Cissoko (Léo Chú 76’), Cristian Roldan, Nicolas Lodeiro ©, Albert Rusnak, Alex Roldan (Xavier Arreaga 76’), Jimmy Medranda (Danny Leyva 57’), Fredy Montero (Will Bruin 56’), Jordan Morris

Unused Substitutes: Kelyn Rowe, Andrew Thomas, Ethan Dobbelaere, Josh Atencio, Dylan Teves

Attendance: 26,927

Weather: Clear, 86 degrees