NASHVILLE – Week 27 was a rollercoaster of emotions as the club experienced hopeful highs and unfortunate lows to kick off the month of September. The best moment of the week came when NSC welcomed a young Major League Soccer signing to the roster on Friday. However, the excitement was soon counteracted by a tough 1-0 loss on the road at Saint Louis FC on Saturday. While the loss was a disappointment, the fans that made the trip to Missouri were a bright spot in the wake of heartbreak. A busload of Nashville faithful trekked over 300 miles to cheer on the Boys in Gold, proving their incomparable loyalty and dedication to the club.
Here’s a look back at social media’s best moments in Week 27.
The weekend kicked off on a positive note with the signing of Costa Rican international Randall Leal, a highly-praised addition to Nashville SC’s inaugural MLS season roster. When fans caught wind of the signing, they took to social media to offer their approval and excitement for the 22-year-old winger. Leal will bring an impressive résumé with him to Nashville in January 2020. He’s made 13 of the last 14 matchday squads for the Costa Rican national team making his international debut at 21 years old. He’s also made 38 appearances for his club team Deportivo Saprissa, totaling six goals and six assists from the wing. It’s safe to say that fans are pumped.
Nashville SC traveled to Saint Louis FC this weekend with its sights set on the top spot. Though the team headed into the match in high spirits from back-to-back wins against Charleston Battery and the Tampa Bay Rowdies, the Boys in Gold were unable to respond to a Saint Louis goal in the 77’ minute. The loss bumped Nashville down to third place with 51 points, which is still in favorable position for a top-four home playoff spot and just two points out of first. Saturday wasn’t all bad; the outstanding support that the team received on the road softened the blow. Supporters piled into a bus and hit the road to fill the visitors’ supporters section at Saint Louis with gold and made sure their presence was known. Plus, goalkeepers Connor Sparrow and Matt Pickens also got to pay a visit to the state they once called home. Nashville SC will now turn its attention to Birmingham Legion FC and look to bounce back in front of a home crowd at First Tennessee Park on Tuesday, Sept. 17.