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Nashville SC Secures the Most Home Wins in a Season with 3-2 Victory over New England Revolution


Nashville, Tenn. (Oct. 14, 2023)– Nashville SC (13W-10L-10D, 49 pts.) defeated New England Revolution 3-2 off the back of Dax McCarty’s first MLS goal of the season and Sam Surridge’s debut MLS goal and brace. The win marked Nashville SC’s ninth home win this season, setting a new club record for most home wins in a season. 

Headed towards Decision Day: The Boys in Gold are barreling towards Decision Day on Oct. 21 at GEODIS Park against the New York Red Bulls. The multi-goal win served to tighten Eastern Conference standings, as Nashville SC now sits one point behind Atlanta United FC in sixth place and three points behind New England Revolution in fifth place. 

Nashville Is a Soccer Town: GEODIS Park will play host to two matches this week as Nashville SC will play its Decision Day match on Saturday, Oct. 21, following a United States Men’s National Team match on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in an international friendly against Ghana. GEODIS Park will play host to U.S. Soccer for the second time in 2023 following the United States Women’s National Team in the SheBelieves Cup in February. Tickets for the U.S. MNT match can be found here

Match Timeline:

NSH 19’: Sam Surridge hits the crossbar off a header, and Dax McCarty volleys the ball to the back of the net 

NSH 30’: Jacob Shaffelburg sends a cross in to find Sam Surridge, who heads it past the goalkeeper 

NSH 45’ + 3: Hany Mukhtar threads a ball through New England’s backline to find Sam Surridge, who slots the ball to the lower corner of the net 

NE 49’: Gustavo Bou sends a ball to an airborne Tomas Chancalay to find the net

NE 71’: Tomas Chancalay pokes a blocked shot in for a goal


  • Nashville SC:       
    • recorded its ninth home win, the most wins in any given season for the club
    • recorded its first multi-goal game since Sept. 20, 2023 at Sporting Kansas City
    • is 9W-3L-4D at GEODIS Park in 2023 with one more home match to conclude the regular season
    • is 6W-0L-0D this season when scoring three goals 
    • scored the most goals against New England Revolution, previously two
    • remains undefeated against the Revs at home (2W-1L-3D)
    • recorded 10 shots on target and won eight corners 
    • recorded 3 expected goals (xG) to New England Revolution’s 0.72 xG
  • Josh Bauer subbed on for the second half to record his 10th appearance of the season
  • Aníbal Godoy led the team with nine possessions won, tied with Leal 
  • Randall Leal 
    • recorded his 100th match played as a Boy in Gold 
    • led the team with nine possessions won, tied with Godoy
  • Jack Maher
    • led the team with 100% total duels won (six of six) and 100% aerial duels won (four of four)
    • led the team with 13 clearances
  • Dax McCarty 
    • scored his first MLS regular season goal since Sept. 12, 2020 vs. Atlanta United FC at Nissan Stadium 
    • received a caution and will be suspended for Nashville SC’s Decision Day match due to yellow card accumulation
  • Hany Mukhtar has 58 goals and 38 assists in 112 appearances 
  • Fafá Picault is away on international duty with Haiti, where he started and recorded 90 minutes against Suriname in a 1-1 draw on Oct. 12, 2023
  • Jacob Shaffelburg 
    • recorded his first assist of the 2023 season
    • left the match injured in the 42nd minute
  • Sam Surridge recorded his debut MLS goal and first MLS brace
  • Joe Willis recorded five saves to end the night tied at 95 saves for fifth-most in the league (also, J. Sirois)
  • Walker Zimmerman recorded his 100th match played as a Boy in Gold             

Box Score: 

Nashville SC (13W-10L-10D, 49 pts) vs. New England Revolution (14W-9L-10D, 52 pts)

Oct. 14, 2023 – GEODIS Park 

Final Score: 

NSH:  3

NE: 2

Scoring Summary:

NSH: Dax McCarty (Unassisted) 19’ 

NSH: Sam Surridge (A: Jacob Shaffelburg) 30’ 

NSH: Sam Surridge (A: Hany Mukhtar) 45’ + 3

NE: Tomas Chancalay (A: Gustavo Bou) 49’ 

NE: Tomas Chancalay (Unassisted) 71’


NSH: Hany Mukhtar (Caution) 42’ 

NSH: Dax McCarty (Caution) 59’ 

NE: Matthew Polster (Caution) 90’ 

NSH Starters: Joe Willis; Dan Lovitz, Jack Maher, Shaq Moore, Walker Zimmerman (C) (Josh Bauer 45’); Dax McCarty (Sean Davis 78’), Randall Leal (Taylor Washington 86’), Hany Mukhtar, Jacob Shaffelburg (Alex Muyl 42’), Aníbal Godoy; Sam Surridge (Teal Bunbury 78’) 

Substitutes: Laurence Wyke, Luke Haakenson, Tah Brian Anunga, Elliot Panicco

NE Starters: Jacob Jackson; Dave Romney, Omar Gonzalez (Giacomo Vrioni 83’), Henry Kessler (Ben Sweat 64’); Matthew Polster, Carles Gil (C), Emmanuel Boateng, Nacho Gil, Mark-Anthony Kaye (Thomas McNamara 45’); Tomas Chancalay, Gustavo Bou

Substitutes: Justin Rennicks, Bobby Wood, Jack Panayotou, Ryan Spaulding, Earl Edwards Jr.

Match Officials: 

Referee: Guido Gonzales Jr.

AR1: Ian McKay

AR2: Ben Pilgrim

4TH Official: Chris Ruska

VAR: Jon Freemon

AVAR: Mike Kampmeinert

Weather: Clear, 55 degrees