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Nashville SC Extends Unbeaten Streak to Five with Scoreless Draw Against Seattle Sounders FC


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 30, 2023)– Nashville Soccer Club extended its unbeaten streak to five with a scoreless draw against Seattle Sounders FC at GEODIS Park in the final meeting against a Western Conference opponent in the 2023 MLS regular season. Nashville SC is yet to concede a goal to the Sounders in series history. 

Playoffs Hunt: Nashville SC will keep all eyes on the D.C. United at Vancouver Whitecaps FC match currently taking place. A draw or a loss by D.C. would mean Nashville’s clinch tonight.

Joe Says No, Times Three: Goalkeeper Joe Willis registered his third shutout against the Seattle Sounders FC to keep his record against the Northwestern side intact in series history.

Multi-match Week: Nashville SC will take on one final multi-match week in the regular season as it faces Orlando City SC at GEODIS Park on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. CT. Tickets are available at The Boys in Gold will then travel northeast to face off with Philadelphia Union on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 6:30 p.m. CT. The match will be available on the MLS Season Pass on the AppleTV app. 


  • Nashville SC:

o   holds a 3W-3L-7D record this season when tied at the half 

o   extended its record against Western Conference teams to 3W-0L-3D this season

o   extended its series record against Seattle Sounders FC to 2W-0L-1D 

o   is unbeaten in its last five matches, spanning from Aug. 30, 2023

o   owns the fourth-most clean sheets in the league with 10 

o   has allowed the fewest goals in the league with 28

  • Jack Maher led the team with an accurate passing percentage of 97.3% (minimum 70 passes) and three clearances
  • Hany Mukhtar 

o   is five goal contributions shy of tying Sebastian Giovinco for most contributions in a three-year span 

o   has contributed to at least one goal in 56 different regular season games since the start of the 2021 season, three more than any other MLS player in that time (Luciano Acosta, 53)

o   is in the lead for the Golden Boot race alongside Luciano Acosta and Giorgos Giakoumakis (all with 15 goals)

  • Alex Muyl celebrated his 28th birthday today 
  • Sam Surridge played the most minutes (62) since returning from an injury he suffered at Atlanta United
  • Walker Zimmerman has led the team to a record of 7W-6L-5D sporting the captain’s armband

Box Score:

Nashville SC (12W-9L-9D, 45 pts) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (12W-9L-10D, 46 pts)

Sept. 30, 2023 – GEODIS Park

Final Score:

NSH: 0

SEA: 0


NSH: Aníbal Godoy (Caution) 31’ 

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (Caution) 60’ 

NSH: Dan Lovitz (Caution) 90’ + 2 

NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Dan Lovitz, Jack Maher, Shaq Moore (Alex Muyl 70’), Walker Zimmerman (C); Dax McCarty, Aníbal Godoy (Sean Davis 80’), Randall Leal (Luke Haakenson 80’), Hany Mukhtar, Jacob Shaffelburg (Fafá Picault 62’); Sam Surridge (Teal Bunbury 62’)

Substitutes: Josh Bauer, Taylor Washington, Tah Brian Anunga, Elliot Panicco

SEA Starters: Stefan Frei (C); Jackson Ragen, Yeimar Gomez Andrade; Joao Paulo, Cristian Roldan, Nico Lodeiro (Xavier Arreaga 90’), Alex Roldan, Reed Baker-Whiting, Leo Chu (Paul Rothrock 82’), Josh Atencio (Obed Vargas 77’); Herber (Fredy Montero 78’)

Substitutes: Kelyn Rowe, Stefan Cleveland, Ethan Dobbelaere

Match Officials:

Referee: Chris Penso

AR1: Cameron Blanchard

AR2: Meghan Mullen

4TH Official: Marcos DeOliveira

VAR: Alejandro Mariscal

AVAR: Fabio Tovar

Weather: Clear, 75 degrees