Speedway City USA threw a speedbump in Nashville SC’s way Saturday as the Boys in Gold ended their three-match unbeaten streak with a loss to Indy Eleven. Here’s what stood out to us in the 2-1 loss and what it means for the team moving forward.
Nashville SC had kept opposing teams off the score sheet for more than 300 consecutive minutes, but Soony Saad slotted a goal past Matt Pickens in the 15th minute. Indy’s Ayoze Garcia played a long ball over the top catching Nashville’s back line out of position leading to a one-on-one opportunity between Saad and Pickens.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Soccer Club played to a scoreless draw in its home debut against Pittsburgh Saturday at Nissan Stadium, surviving a second-half Riverhounds onslaught and missing a pair of late chances to earn its first point in the team’s USL era.
Wes Boling — Golden Goal
- Final Score: Nashville SC 2, Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0
- Nashville Goal Scorer: Lebo Moloto, Tucker Hume
- NSC Man of the Match: Lebo Moloto
- Fearless Forecast: Nashville will break the attendance record for an expansion team’s first USL home match (20,231)
Welcome home, soccer. Why don’t you stay awhile?
Atlanta United was a rainy, raucous romp for Music City soccer fans. Then, the Fans in Gold were forced to watch their team make seven road trips, from the Sunshine State to Bourbontown, with only a reserve-dominated match against Lipscomb in town to break the drought.
Now, soccer is back. And supporters are preparing to respond in record fashion at Nissan Stadium Saturday.