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Lineup Notes: Nashville SC vs. Memphis 901 FC

By Nashville SC, 04/13/19, 7:00PM EDT

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King to make Nashville SC debut

NASHVILLE – Nashville SC unveiled its matchday squad and Starting XI before its home match against Memphis 901 FC at First Tennessee Park.

The Starting XI includes:

Keeper: Matt Pickens

Defenders: Darnell King, Liam Doyle, Ken Tribbett and Justin Davis

Midfielders: Michael Reed and Matt LaGrassa

Wingers: Lebo Moloto and Kharlton Belmar

Forwards: Tucker Hume and Daniel Ríos.

The bench will include keeper Connor Sparrow, defenders Kosuke Kimura, Bradley Bourgeois and Taylor Washington, midfielder Bolu Akinyode, winger Alan Winn and forward Ropapa Mensah.

A few notes about the Starting XI:

Keeper

  • Matt Pickens returns to the starting XI after being on the bench the previous two matches.
  • Pickens will have started all three home matches, with Sparrow drawing starts in the two road matches.

Defense

  • Darnell King will draw the start for his first appearance in a Nashville SC uniform.
  • Liam Doyle and Ken Tribbett draw the start at centerback. Each has started all five games for NSC in 2019.
  • Justin Davis makes his third consecutive start of the season.

Midfield

  • Matt LaGrassa will start to give him his 38th consecutive appearance for Nashville SC.
  • LaGrassa has appeared in every Nashville SC game for a calendar year.
  • Michael Reed will be the Captain and get his third consecutive start.

Winger

  • Kharlton Belmar and Lebo Moloto will have started all five games this season.

Forward

  • Daniel Ríos will have started all five games this season.
  • Tucker Hume makes his second consecutive start of 2019.

Injury Report

  • Midfielder Vinnie Vermeer has been ruled out with an ankle injury suffered three weeks ago against New York.
  • Forward Cameron Lancaster was listed as questionable for the second straight week with a hamstring injury suffered in training, but was unable to make the matchday squad.