Preview: Nashville SC returns to GEODIS Park to host Moca FC in Concacaf Champions Cup

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Nashville SC vs. Moca FC

2024 MLS Regular Season | Round 1, Leg 2

Wednesday, February 28 | 8:15 p.m. CT

GEODIS Park | Nashville, TN.

Broadcast Details

Fox Sports 2 | Match Stream

Nashville SC returns to the Castle Wednesday night to finish off the first round of the Concacaf Champions Cup against Dominican side Moca FC. The Boys in Gold enter Wednesday night with a 3-0 lead. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m. CT.

NSH vs Moca FC

NSH vs Moca FC

Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 8:15 p.m. CT at GEODIS Park

  • Nashville SC faces Moca FC in the second leg of round 1 of the Concacaf Champions Cup

Key Storylines

  • Chance to advance – Sam Surridge, Hany Mukhtar and Tyler Boyd scored to give Nashville SC a comfortable lead heading into the second leg at GEODIS Park. Entering Wednesday night with a three-goal lead gives Nashville SC a high chance of progressing to the next round. The away goals rule is in effect, meaning that in the case of an even score line, the team with the most goals scored at the opponent’s home stadium will advance.

Inter Miami awaits in the next round should Nashville SC progress past Moca.

  • Clean sheets After finishing the 2023 regular season with the joint-least amount of goals conceded (32), the Boys in Gold can kick off the 2024 campaign with three clean sheets in a row. Nashville SC goalkeeper Joe Willis put in a Man of the Match performance on Sunday with five saves against the New York Red Bulls.
The Boys at the Back
  • Concacaf Champions Cup at the Castle For the first time ever, GEODIS Park will play host to a Concacaf Champions Cup match. Since the CCC kicked off in 1962, and the Seattle Sounders are the only Major League Soccer side to have won the competition in its current format (2022). The winner of the CCC will head to the recently expanded FIFA Club World Cup. That tournament will be held in the United States in 2025.

Players To Watch

  • Although Jacob Shaffelburg didn’t start last week’s match against Moca, he was the next man up when Hany Mukhtar was subbed off due to an apparent injury. The Canadian winger started the next match against the Red Bulls on Sunday, and he’ll be looking to open his scoring account this season at GEODIS Park.
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  • According to Fotmob, 25-year-old Colombian Eduardo Montenegro was Moca’s highest rated player last Thursday. The striker subbed out in the 63rd minute, but the Nashville SC backline will need to make sure Montenegro doesn’t get a sniff at goal.