Renasant Recap: Nashville SC Falls 2-1 to Philadelphia Union at GEODIS Park

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 6, 2024) – Nashville SC fell 2-1 to the Philadelphia Union at GEODIS Park Saturday night despite Sam Surridge’s 42nd minute goal to open the scoreboard.  The Boys in Gold will now transition into a bye week as they look toward travel to Inter Miami CF for their next MLS season match on April 20. 

Sam’s Town: With tonight’s goal, Surridge now has four goals in seven matches this season across all competitions (two in MLS; two in Concacaf Champions Cup).

He Did It again: After assisting on both Nashville SC goals in last Saturday's 2-2 draw with the Columbus Crew, forward Jacob Shaffelburg got the helper on Sam Surridge's goal against the Union. Shaffelburg now has three assists in his last two games and four helpers across all competitions in 2024.  

Next up: The Boys in Gold won’t play again until Saturday, April 20 at Inter Miami CF with next weekend serving as a bye week. 

Match Timeline:  

NSH 42’: Jacob Shaffelburg sends a ball into Sam Surridge, who nods it into the goal 

PHI 62’: Quinn Sullivan drops the ball off to Julian Carranza in the box, who finds the back of the net 

PHI 90’: Jack McGlynn sends in a corner kick for Daniel Gazdag, who finds the net 


  • Nashville SC:       
    • has a home record of 1W-1L-3D in the 2024 MLS regular season
    • dropped its first match at GEODIS Park since Nov. 7, 2023
    • extended its record to 4W-3L-5D in April 
    • extended its record to 12W-15L-23D when scoring one goal 
  • Dan Lovitz has played 115 games as a Boy in Gold, with 110 starts 
  • Elliot Panicco set a new MLS career high with three games started in a season (3 GS, 4 GP) 
  • Jacob Shaffelburg tied his career high with three regular season MLS assists in a season (last with TOR in 2021) 
  • Sam Surridge 
    • tied his MLS career regular season record of two goals with his 42nd minute header
    • was voted Man of the Match
  • Dru Yearwood has recorded one secondary assist in two consecutive matches (March 30 vs. CLB, April 6 vs. PHI) 

Box Score:                  

Nashville SC (1W-2L-4D) vs. Philadelphia Union (3W-0L-3D)

April 6, 2024 – GEODIS Park

Final Score:                 

NSH: 1

PHI: 2

Scoring Summary:

NSH: Sam Surridge (A: Jacob Shaffelburg) 42’
PHI: Julian Carranza (A: Quinn Sullivan) 62’

PHI: Daniel Gazdag (A: Jack McGlynn) 90’ 


NSH: Aníbal Godoy (Caution) 84’ 


NSH Starters: Elliot Panicco; Dan Lovitz, Lukas MacNaughton, Josh Bauer; Jacob Shaffelburg, Dru Yearwood (Sean Davis 72’), Alex Muyl, Aníbal Godoy, Tah Brian Anunga (Amar Sejdić 85’); Sam Surridge, Hany Mukhtar (C)   

Substitutes: Joe Willis, Jack Maher, Amar Sejdić, Teal Bunbury, McKinze Gaines, Taylor Washington, Brent Kallman

PHI Starters: Oliver Semmle; Jack Elliott (Alejandro Bedoya 59’), Jakob Glesnes (C), Damion Lowe, Nathan Harriel, Kai Wagner (Olivier Mbaizo 59’); Jose Martinez, Daniel Gazdag, Jack McGlynn, Quinn Sullivan (Chris Donovan 87’); Julian Carranza 

Substitutes: Andrew Rick, Matt Real, Jeremy Rafanello, Jesus Bueno, Tai Baribo, Markus Anderson

Match Officials:           

Referee: Victor Rivas

AR1: Jeffrey Greeson

AR2: Jeffrey Swartzel

4TH: Sergii Demianchuk

VAR: David Barrie

AVAR: Mike Kampmeinert

Weather: Clear, 58 degrees