Nashville Soccer Club Records Fifth Shutout of the Season with Scoreless Draw Against Toronto FC 

2023.04.08 TOR MATCH-97

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2023) – Nashville Soccer Club earned its fifth shutout of the season tonight in front of a crowd of 26,999 at GEODIS Park against Toronto FC. Nashville’s five shutouts are tied for the most in MLS this season (also, FC Cincinnati).

Mighty Joe Willis: Goalkeeper Joe Willis continued his run of sensational, earning three saves in route to his fifth shutout in 2023. Willis leads the league in save percentage at 92.3% and has allowed the fewest goals in the league in route to his 54th career save.

Panamanian Presence: Nashville SC has maintained a steady hand with midfielder Aníbal Godoy on the pitch. The club owns a 12W-6L-5D record in his appearances since 2022. Tonight, Godoy led the team in passes with 62 and has now made two straight starts since returning from injury.

Next Match: Nashville SC takes on New York City FC on Saturday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m. CT. The match will be televised on the MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV App, and available on radio at 104.5 The Zone.


  • Nashville SC:
    • has posted shutouts in back-to-back matches
    • has not allowed a first-half goal all season
    • has allowed just one goal at GEODIS Park this season
    • recorded its 14th scoreless draw in club history
    • held Toronto FC to its second-lowest number of shots on target this season (3)
    • owns an all-time record of 2W-2L-2D against Toronto FC
  • vs. next opponent: New York City FC
    • will face New York City FC for the second and final time this season next week
    • defeated New York City FC 2-0 on Opening Day at GEODIS Park
    • has never lost a match to New York City FC
  • Teal Bunbury made his 344th career regular season appearance
  • Dan Lovitz led the defense with four clearances
  • Dax McCarty made his 445th career regular season appearance
  • Shaq Moore led the defense with four interceptions
  • Hany Mukhtar led the team with four shots
  • Alex Muyl made his 197th career regular season appearance, just three appearances shy of 200
  • Fafà Picault led the team in duels with 16 with a rate of 56% duels won on the night
  • Jacob Shaffelburg faced his old side for the first time since being acquired by Nashville SC on Aug. 2, 2022
  • Joe Willis is now four regular season starts shy of becoming the first Nashville SC player to reach 100 MLS appearances

Box Score:

Nashville SC (3W-2L-2D, 11 pts.) vs. Toronto FC (1W-1L-5D, 8 pts.)

April 8, 2023 – GEODIS Park

Final Score
NSH: 0
TOR: 0

Scoring Summary



NSH: Fafà Picault (caution) 34’

TOR: Raoul Petretta (caution) 37’

TOR: Jonathan Osorio (caution) 44’

NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Daniel Lovitz, Jack Maher, Shaq Moore, Walker Zimmerman (C); Hany Mukhtar, Jacob Shaffelburg (Alex Muyl,75’), Aníbal Godoy, Sean Davis (Dax McCarty 68’); Fafà Picault, CJ Sapong (Teal Bunbury 68’)

Substitutes: Josh Bauer, Taylor Washington, Ján Greguš, Luke Haakenson, Tah Brian Anunga, Elliot Panicco

TOR Starters: Sean Johnson; Matt Hedges (Lukas MacNaughton 45’), Sigurd Rosted, Richie Laryea, Raoul Petretta; Michael Bradley (C), Mark-Anthony Kaye, Jonathan Osorio, Brandon Servania (Alonso Coello 63’), Deandre Kerr (Ayo Akinola 63’); Federico Bernardeschi

Substitutes: Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty, Kobe Franklin, Shane O’Neill, Tomas Romero, Kosi Thompson, Jordan Perruzza

Referee: Guido Gonzales JR

Ar1: Jeremy Kieso

Ar2: Diego Blas

4th Official: Thomas Snyder

VAR: Sorin Stoica

AVAR: Jonathan Johnson

Attendance: 26,999

Weather: Misty, 52 degrees