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Nashville SC Earns Point in Last Regular Season Road Match


Chester, Pa. (Oct. 7, 2023)– Nashville SC (12W-10L-10D, 46 pts) earned a valuable point on the road as it battled to a scoreless draw at Subaru Park in its last road match of the regular season. Nashville SC’s 11th shutout of the season tied LAFC and CF Montréal’s record for third-most clean sheets in the league.

Joe Said No: Joe Willis made three critical saves in the first half and two in the second to maintain a clean sheet. Willis and Nashville SC’s backline have allowed the fewest goals in the league this season at 29 in 32 matches.

Home Sweet Home: Nashville SC will return to GEODIS Park to host its final two opponents of the 2023 MLS regular season, New England Revolution on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. CT, followed by a Decision Day meeting with New York Red Bulls on Saturday, Oct. 21. Tickets are available for purchase at


  • Nashville SC:
    • has allowed the fewest goals in MLS (29)
    • recorded its 11th clean sheet of the season
    • is 8W-3L-4D at GEODIS Park in 2023 with two more home matches to conclude the regular season
    • extended its record against Philadelphia Union to 1W-2L-3D across series history, and 0W-1L-2D at Subaru Park
    • is unbeaten in its last four road matches, dating back to Aug. 30, 2023 at Miami
  • Josh Bauer recorded his first start since July 15, and his fourth start of the season
  • Teal Bunbury led the team with four shots and 0.15 expected goals (xG)
  • Dan Lovitz was suspended and consequently missed this match after receiving two yellow cards in Nashville SC’s Oct. 4, 2023 match against Orlando City SC
  • Jack Maher led the team with eight clearances and four aerial duels won
  • Hany Mukhtar led the team with seven duels won and 11 touches in the opposition’s box
  • Taylor Washington recorded his first start since July 15, and his third of the season
  • Joe Willis ended the night with 90 saves this season, the sixth-most of any goalkeeper in the league
  • Walker Zimmerman led the team with eight clearances, nine possessions won and three interceptions

Box Score:

Nashville SC (12W-10L-10D, 46 pts) vs. Philadelphia Union (15W-8L-10D, 55 pts)

Oct. 7, 2023 – Subaru Park

Final Score:

NSH: 0

PHI: 0


NSH: Jack Maher (Caution) 18’

PHI: Jose Martinez (Caution) 24’

NSH: Walker Zimmerman (Caution) 71’

PHI: Jakob Glesnes (Caution) 90’

NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Jack Maher, Shaq Moore (Alex Muyl 67’), Josh Bauer, Walker Zimmerman (C), Taylor Washington; Dax McCarty, Randall Leal (Luke Haakenson 77’), Hany Mukhtar, Teal Bunbury (Sam Surridge 67’), Sean Davis

Substitutes: Fafá Picault, Jacob Shaffelburg, Laurence Wyke, Aníbal Godoy, Tah Brian Anunga, Elliot Panicco

PHI Starters: Andre Blake; Jakob Glesnes, Damion Lowe, Nathan Harriel, Kai Wagner; Jose Martinez, Daniel Gazdag, Alejandro Bedoya (C) (Jack Elliott 89’), Jack McGlynn, Quinn Sullivan (Mikael Uhre 57’); Julian Carranza

Substitutes: Matt Real, Joe Bendik, Jeremy Rafanello, Olivier Mbaizo, Chris Donovan, Tai Baribo, Leon Flach

Match Officials:

Referee: Armando Villarreal

AR1: Brooke Mayo

AR2: Claudiu Badea

4TH Official: Pierre-Luc Lauziere

VAR: Jair Marrufo

AVAR: Jonathan Johnson

Weather: Clear, 55 degrees