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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 24, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club earned its second consecutive two-goal come-from-behind result today as Designated Players Jhonder Cádiz and Hany Mukhtar scored to earn a 2-2 draw against CF Montréal at Nissan Stadium.

The two sides will meet again on June 26 in Nashville and conclude the three-game series on Sept. 12 with CF Montréal as the designated home side.

Don’t Count Us Out: For the second time in consecutive weeks Nashville SC erased a two-goal deficit to earn a result. Last week, the Boys in Gold trailed behind FC Cincinnati to set that as a club’s record in Major League Soccer history.

Delighted Designated Players: This is the second time in Cádiz and Mukhtar’s brief time together that the two Designated Players have scored a goal in the same match. The first time dates back to Nov. 8, 2020 on Decision Day, presented by AT&T, against Orlando City SC.

Mukhtar’s fifth MLS regular season goal makes him the current all-time leading scorer in the club’s MLS history.

Cádiz has scored in his last three MLS regular season matches dating back to his goal at Orlando City.

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Keep Shooting Your Shot: Nashville SC recorded 18 shots today against CF Montréal, giving them a total of 50 on the season after a club record of 32 last week against FC Cincinnati. The 50 shots through the first two matches surpass the 28 recorded through two matches in 2020. 

Nashville SC will return to Nissan Stadium on Sunday, May 2, as the club continues its four-match homestand in a national televised ESPN contest at 12 p.m. CT against 2020 expansion counterpart Inter Miami CF.

Match Timeline

MTL- Mason Toye (Romell Quioto) 13’: Quioto delivers a pass to Toye in the attacking third and with a dribble just outside the 18-yard box, Toye delivers a floating shot beyond the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Joe Willis to find the back of the net.

MTL- Zachary Brault-Guillard (Piette) 42’: Brault-Guillard takes the ball down the right side of the field from Piette and fires a shot towards the Nashville net. The shot takes a wicked deflection, hitting the crossbar and falling in the goal.

NSH – Jhonder Cádiz (Randall Leal) 54’’: Leal receives a pass of his chest in the near corner of the pitch, after dribbling to his right, sends in the cross into the box and finds the head of Cádiz who secures the first goal for Nashville.

NSH – Hany Mukhtar (Unassisted) 77’’: Off a cross in the box that was redirected by CJ Sapong, Mukhtar collected the loose ball and struck it with his left foot to tie the match.

Notes

·      In consecutive weeks Nashville SC earned a come-from-behind result after erasing a two-goal deficit today. The club’s second come-from-behind result ties its total comebacks to earn a result from last season

·      Nashville has outshot its opponents 50-16 this season

·      Nashville recorded 553 total passes in today’s match

·      Nashville out-possessed CF Montréal 57% to 43% in today’s match

·      Tah Brian Anunga made his season debut today after entering the match as a second half sub

·      Cádiz has scored in his last three MLS regular season matches dating back to last season with a goal on Nov. 8, 2020 against Orlando City SC and April 14, 2021 against FC Cincinnati

·      Luke Haakenson made his MLS debut today as a substitute in the 92nd minute

·      Leal has recorded a goal and two assists in 2021, as well as the most shots on goal by a Nashville player in back-to-back matches

·      Dan Lovitz recorded 105 touches today, the most of any player. This is back-to-back weeks where Lovitz has recorded triple digit touches

·      Hany Mukhtar recorded his fifth MLS regular season goal today, giving him the all-time lead in Nashville’s MLS regular season history surpassing Daniel Ríos and Leal

·      Dylan Nealis made his Nashville SC debut as a sub in the 92nd minute

BOX SCORE

Nashville SC 0W-0L-2D vs. CF Montréal 1W-0L-1D

April. 24, 2021 — Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

Final Score

MTL 2

NSH 2

Scoring Summary

MTL: Mason Toye (A: Quioto) 13’

MTL: Zachary Brault-Guillard (Unassisted) 42’

NSH: Jhonder Cádiz (A: Leal) 54’

NSH: Hany Mukhtar (Unassisted) 77

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Discipline

MTL: Samuel Piette (Caution) 2’

MTL: Romell Quioto (Caution) 48’

NSH: Aníbal Godoy (Caution) 50’

NSH: Alex Muyl (Caution) 56’

NSH: Aljaz Struna (Caution) 63’

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis; Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney, Walker Zimmerman, Alistair Johnston; Dax McCarty (C) (Dylan Nealis 90+2’), Aníbal Godoy (Tah Brian Anunga, 78’); Handwalla Bwana (Alex Muyl, 46’), Hany Mukhtar, (Luke Haakenson 90+2’), Randall Leal; Jhonder Cádiz (CJ Sapong 71’)

Unused Substitutes: Bryan Meredith, Jack Maher, Jalil Anibaba, Taylor

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TOTAL SHOTS: 18 (Cádiz & Leal, 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 8 (Leal, 3); FOULS: 13 (Godoy 5); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 1; POSSESSION: 57.0%

MTL: Clement Diop; Kamal Miller, Rudy Camacho, Mustafa Kizza (Amar Sejdic 84’), Zachary Brault-Guillard, Aljaz Struna; Victor Wanyama, Samuel Piette (C) (Zorhan Bassong 84’), Djordje Mihailovic; Mason Toye (Erik Hurtado 60’), Romell Quioto (Bjørn Maars Johnsen 74’)

Unused Substitutes: James Pantemis, Clement Bayiha, Emanuel Maciel, Joel Waterman, Joaquin Torres

TOTAL SHOTS: 9; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 8; OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 6; POSSESSION: 43%

Referee: Fotis Bazakos

AR1: Peter Manikowski

AR2: Adam Wienckowski

4th: Brooke Mayo

VAR: Daniel Radford

AVAR: Craig Lowry

Weather: Rainy, 52 degrees. 

Statistics are unofficial.