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Nashville Soccer Club Exits Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup After Road Loss to Inter Miami CF

2023.05.23 @ MIA (USOC)-64

Fort Lauderdale, FL (May 23, 2023) – Nashville Soccer Club fell to Inter Miami CF 2-1 in the Round of 16 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night at DRV PNK Stadium. Alex Muyl scored for Nashville SC in the 66th minute, just minutes before the game was halted for 33 minutes due to a weather delay. Inter Miami found the match winner shortly after played resumed after Nicolás Stefanelli scored in the 73rd minute.

Weather Delay: Six minutes after Nashville SC tied the match at 1-1 and mounted constant pressure on Inter Miami CF, both teams were forced to the locker-room due to a weather delay ceasing all attacking threat Nashville SC had built after subs Hany Mukhtar, Alex Muyl and Daniel Lovitz entered the match. After a 33-minute delay, Inter Miami scored 78 seconds after play resumed, which proved to be the game-winner. 

Opportunities For The Squad: Nashville SC had eight players in its Starting XI who had one or fewer 2023 MLS regular season starts. Tah Brian Anugna (0), Josh Bauer (0), Ján Greguš (0), Luke Haakenson (1), Elliot Panicco (0), Taylor Washington (0), Laurence Wyke (0), and Ethan Zubak (0) all earned places in the starting lineup.

End of a Tough Stretch: Tonight marked the sixth match across all competitions in 18 days for Nashville SC, who earned an overall record of 4W-1L-1D. Three of the last four matches came on the road. 

Next Match: Nashville SC will host Columbus Crew at GEODIS Park on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m. CT. The match will be televised on the MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV App. Tickets are available by visiting

Match Timeline:     

MIA 57’: Robert Taylor passes in the box to Franco Negri, who chips the ball in for a Miami goal 

NSH 66’: Laurence Wyke crosses the ball to a diving Alex Muyl, who heads it into the goal 

MIA 73’: Corentin Jean sends a ball downfield for Nicolás Stefanelli, who picks it up and finds the back of the net from just outside the box 


  • Nashville SC:              
    • has scored in its last 10 matches across all competitions, including five on the road
    • is 4W-2L-0D all-time in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup    
    • outshot Inter Miami CF 14 to 7 and recorded more shots on target (4-2)
  • Josh Bauer led the team with four clearances and five interceptions
  • Randall Leal started the match and was tied with Luke Haakenson and Jacob Shaffelburg for the team lead in shots (3)
  • Alex Muyl 
    • scored his third goal across all competitions this season 
    • led the team with 0.48 xG 
  • Ján Greguš 
    • wore the captain’s armband for the second time, both times in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup  
    • led the team with 10 possessions won and completed passes (47)
  • Jacob Shaffelburg 
    • led the team with four chances created 
    • led the team with two aerial duels won
  • Laurence Wyke 
    • recorded his first assist for Nashville SC 
    • led the team with 3 tackles and five duels 

Box Score:       

Nashville SC vs. Inter Miami CF

May 23, 2023 – DRV PNK Stadium 

Final Score      
MIA: 2
NSH: 1   
Scoring Summary       

MIA: Franco Negri (A: Robert Taylor) 57’

NSH: Alex Muyl (A: Laurence Wyke) 66’ 

MIA: Nicolas Stefanelli (A: Corentin Jean) 73’ 


NSH: Taylor Washington (caution) 29’

NSH: Ján Greguš (caution) 51’ 

NSH: Jack Maher (caution) 54’

MIA: Kamal Miller (caution) 71’ 

MIA: Shanyder Borgelin (caution) 89’ 

NSH Starters: Elliot Panicco; Taylor Washington, Jack Maher (Dan Lovitz 65’), Josh Bauer, Laurence Wyke; Luke Haakenson (Alex Muyl 65’), Tah Brian Anunga (Shaq Moore 90’ + 2), Ján Greguš (C), Randall Leal (Fafà Picault 72’), Jacob Shaffelburg; Ethan Zubak (Hany Mukhtar 65’)

Substitutes: Joe Willis, Sean Davis 

MIA Starters: Drake Callender; Kamal Miller, Sergii Kryvstov, Ian Fray (Benjamin Cremaschi 63’), Franco Negri (Christopher McVey 78’), Robert Taylor (Nicolas Stefanelli 72’), Dixon Arroyo, Corentin Jean, DeAndre Yedlin (C), Josef Martinez, Leonardo Campana (Shanyder Borgelin 78’)

Substitutes: Nick Marsman, Ryan Sailor, Harvey Neville 

Referee: Lukasz Szpala 

AR1: Jose Da Silva 

AR2: Kevin Klinger 

4th Official: Jonathan Bilinski

Weather: Rain, 80 degrees