Frisco, Texas (June 3, 2023)– Nashville Soccer Club extended its unbeaten streak to eight matches after a 2-1 victory over FC Dallas in Frisco, Tx. on Saturday night. The win improves Nashville to 9W-3L-4D and 31 pts. on the season, keeping the Boys in Gold in second place in the Supporters Shield standings behind FC Cincinnati (39 pts.)
Nashville SC took the early lead after Shaq Moore’s cross inside the box was redirected by FC Dallas’ Nolan Norris in the ninth minute of play [Watch]. FC Dallas leveled the match in the 25th minute after Jáder Obrian found the back of the net from a pass delivered through the middle of the 18-yard box.
2022 Landon Donovan MLS MVP Hany Mukhtar worked his magic in the 77th minute after Daniel Lovitz took possession of the ball and delivered a superb ball to Mukhtar in the attacking zone. The German then megged the final Dallas defender, found himself all alone with the goalkeeper and slotted home the game-winner [WATCH].
Mukhtar The Magnificent: Hany Mukhtar scored his 10th goal of the season, becoming the first NSC player in club history to score double-digit goals in three consecutive MLS seasons. Mukhtar finishes the contest tied for the league lead on goals scored with 10 alongside Dénis Bouanga of LAFC.
Quite The Streak: Nashville SC extended its unbeaten streak to eight consecutive league matches, owning a 6W-0L-2D record and outscoring its opponents 17-7, not allowing more than a goal per match in the streak.
We Like It, We Lovitz: Nashville SC defender Daniel Lovitz recorded his second consecutive game-winning assist on Mukhtar’s goal. Lovitz has now recorded assists in back-to-back matches for the third time in his career and first time with Nashville SC (March and Sept. 2018 with CF Montréal).
Next Match Heading To Toronto: Nashville SC will travel to Toronto FC on Saturday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. CT, in a match that can be seen on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app and heard on 104.5 The Zone.
NSH 9’: Shaq Moore sends a cross in from the right side, which is redirected by FC Dallas’s Nolan Norris in for a goal
DAL 25’: FC Dallas opens a passing sequence moving into Nashville SC’s 18-yard box, ending with Marco Farfan passing the ball to Jader Obrian to knock the ball in the net
NSH 77’: Dan Lovitz sends the ball downfield towards Hany Mukhtar, who slips through FC Dallas’ defense to beat the goalkeeper one-one-on for a goal
- Nashville SC:
- is 5W-2L-1D against FC Dallas all-time in series history across all competitions
- has outscored FC Dallas 12-4 in series history across all competitions
- has scored in its last nine league matches including five on the road
- is 2W-2L-3D when tied at the half this season, 13W-13L-24D historically
- is 6W-0L-0D this season when scoring two goals, 11W-0L-8D all-time
- has won its last two road matches and is unbeaten in its last three
- Josh Bauer made his second league appearance for Nashville SC; Bauer made a goal-saving clearance in stoppage time
- Teal Bunbury made his 353rd career regular season appearance
- Sean Davis led the team with three clearances on the night
- Dan Lovitz led the team with three successful dribbles and two chances created
- Jack Maher led the team with 89 total passes and 85 accurate passes
- Hany Mukhtar
- has contributed to 87 of Nashville SC’s total 155 goals in club history
- has contributed to goals in his last four league matches (four goals, two assists)
- Alex Muyl led the team with three shots on the night
- Joe Willis ended the night fifth in the league with 52 saves and first with a save percentage of 82.5% (minimum three matches played)
- Walker Zimmerman started and wore the Captain’s armband for the first time since Apr. 29 vs. Atlanta United FC
Nashville SC (9W-3L-4D, 31 pts.) vs. FC Dallas (6W-5L-5D, 23 pts.)
June 3, 2023 – Toyota Stadium
NSH: Nolan Norris (Own Goal) 9’
DAL: Jader Obrian (A: Marco Farfan) 25’
NSH: Hany Mukhtar (A: Dan Lovitz) 77’
DAL: Nolan Norris (caution) 43’
NSH: Ján Greguš (caution) 88’
NSH: Taylor Washington (caution) 90’+6
NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Dan Lovitz, Jack Maher, Shaq Moore, Walker Zimmerman (C) (Josh Bauer 58’); Hany Mukhtar, Teal Bunbury (Taylor Washington 84’), Alex Muyl (Randall Leal 67’), Aníbal Godoy (Ján Greguš 84’), Sean Davis; Fafà Picault (Jacob Shaffelburg 67’)
Substitutes: Dax McCarty, Ethan Zubak, Tah Brian Anunga, Elliot Panicco
DAL Starters: Maarten Paes; Jose Martinez, Marco Farfan (Sam Junqua 55’), Nkosi Tafari, Sebastien Ibeagha (Geovande de Jesus Rocha 55’); Facundo Quignon, Nolan Norris (Bernard Kamungo 81’); Jader Obrian, Jesus Ferreira (C), Alan Velasco, Herbert Endeley (Jesus Jimenez 55’)
Substitutes: Jimmy Maurer, Jose Mulato, Collin Smith, Amet Korca
Referee: Pierre-luc Lauziere
AR1: Jeremy Kieso
AR2: Jeffrey Swartzel
4th Official: Gianni Facchini
VAR: Jorge Gonzalez
AVAR: Rene Parra
Weather: Rainy, 78 degrees