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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 2, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club extended their home unbeaten streak to three with a scoreless draw against Inter Miami CF on Sunday at Nissan Stadium. Nashville SC has yet to allow a goal to Inter Miami in their all-time meetings.

The two sides will meet again on Aug. 8 at the newly named DRV PNK Stadium in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and conclude the three-match series on Sept. 22 with the finale also being played in South Florida.

Clean Sheet for Willis: Goalkeeper Joe Willis earned his first shutout of the season and 28th of his career. This is the fourth consecutive match where Willis has earned a shutout against Inter Miami.

The Shots Keep Coming: Nashville SC continued the trend of recording double digit shots while out-shooting its opponent for the third consecutive week. Today, Nashville reached 10 shots taken for a total of 59-21 this season. 

Undefeated at Nissan Stadium: Nashville SC remains unbeaten at Nissan Stadium in 2021, finishing the weekend with a home record of 0W-0L-3D. With the result, Nashville moves its overall MLS home record to 5W-2L-8D.

Nashville SC will wrap up its four match homestand on Saturday, May 8 at Nissan Stadium in a clash against New England Revolution with kickoff set for 12:30 p.m. CT.

Match Timeline

NSH 8’- Joe Willis with a point blank save off of Inter Miami’s Jay Chapman after a Nashville SC turnover. Willis denied Chapman with the save of the night to preserve what would turn out to be a scoreless draw

Notes

  • Nashville SC improved its all-time record against Inter Miami to 2W-2D
  • Nashville SC has yet to allow a goal to Inter Miami in club history
  • Nashville SC out-possessed Inter Miami 59.3% to 40.7%
  • Nashville SC recorded 509 passes, the second consecutive week the club has recorded over 500 passes in a contest
  • Dominique Badji made his 2021 MLS debut as a substitute in the 77th minute
  • Jhonder Cádiz leads the team with 11 shots in 2021, Leal and Hany Mukhtar follow him closely with 10 apiece
  • Randall Leal led the squad today in shots on goal, and improved his team leading total to nine in 2021
  • Leal also led the team today in chances created with three
  • Rodrigo Piñeiro made his MLS debut as a stoppage time sub
  • Joe Willis earned his first shutout of the season, and the 28th of his career

BOX SCORE

Nashville SC 0W-0L-3D vs. Inter Miami CF 1W-1L-1D

May 2, 2021 — Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.

Final Score

MIA 0

NSH  0                          

Scoring Summary

N/A

Discipline

NSH: Aníbal Godoy (Caution) 25’

MIA: Gregore (Caution) 65’

NSH: Walker Zimmerman (Caution) 70’

Lineups

NSH: Joe Willis; Daniel Lovitz, Dave Romney, Walker Zimmerman, Alistair Johnston; Dax McCarty (C), Aníbal Godoy; Alex Muyl (Handwalla Bwana 77’), Hany Mukhtar (Dominique Badji 77’), Randall Leal (Rodrigo Piñeiro 90 + 3’); Jhonder Cádiz (CJ Sapong 61’)

Unused Substitutes: Bryan Meredith, Jalil Anibaba, Dylan Nealis, Taylor Washington, Matt LaGrassa

TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Leal & Mukhtar 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 3 (Leal, 2); FOULS: 10 (Leal 3); OFFSIDES: 4; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 2; POSSESSION: 59.3%

MIA: John McCarthy; Kelvin Leerdam, Leandro Gonzalez Pirez, Ryan Shawcross, Joevin Jones (Brek Shea HT); Lewis Morgan, Blaise Matuidi; Victor Ulloa (C), Jay Chapman (Edison Azcona 67’), Gregore Silva; Rodolfo Pizarro (Robbie Robinson 67’) (Joshua Penn 78’)

Unused Substitutes: Christian Makoun, Sami Guediri, Joshua Penn, Dylan Castanheira, Drake Callender

TOTAL SHOTS: 5; SHOTS ON GOAL: 2; FOULS: 12; OFFSIDES: 1; CORNER KICKS: 5; SAVES: 3; POSSESSION: 40.7%

Referee: Rosendo Mendoza

AR1: Kyle Atkins

AR2: Eric Weisbrod

4th: Joshua Encarnacion

VAR: Younes Marrakchi

AVAR: Ian McKay

Weather: Clear, 70 degrees. 

Statistics are unofficial.

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