Chuka Aruh stood out immediately.
The former Cumberland University star juked past defenders, delivered incisive passes and rocketed shots during January’s Nashville SC tryouts. He earned a callback the next day, vying for a roster spot against other standouts from the session.
Alas, Nashville SC didn’t end up calling Aruh’s name. But four months later, he received national recognition for setting up a grudge match against the USL side as a member of Inter Nashville FC. Three goals against Charlotte Eagles ushered in a Music City Derby in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup.
How did Nashville SC’s players perform in yesterday’s draw with New York Red Bulls II? The Speedway Soccer player ratings tell the story. Who was your man of the match?
The Keystone State hosts a key early match for Nashville SC Tuesday. The Boys in Gold visit Penn FC, which has only scored two goals and is searching for its first win. To get up to speed, check out our Golden Goal Match Preview.
Without further ado, here are our fearless forecasts for tonight’s match.
City Island lies in the heart of the Susquehanna River, sitting stealthily like an oversized grassy barge anchored in view of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s modest skyline.
Tuesday night, it’s where Nashville SC will look to stay afloat in the early race for a playoff spot.
The Boys in Gold (2-2-1, 7 points) visit Penn FC Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. Central kickoff at FNB Field. The artists formerly known as the City Islanders (0-1-3, 3 points) sit in 14th place among the Eastern Conference’s 16 teams, while Nashville occupies the eighth and final playoff position five matches into its season.
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.