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Nashville Soccer Club breaks seven games from FC Cincinnati with a 2-0 win on the road

By Vaseline May30,2024

Nashville SC

May 29, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
News item Nashville SC

CINCINNATI, Ohio – Nashville Soccer Club defeated FC Cincinnati 2-0 Wednesday night at TQL Stadium, ending the second-longest winning streak (seven) in Major League Soccer history. Defender Jack Maher and midfielder Jacob Shaffelburg led the way with one goal each, extending the team’s undefeated streak to four (2W-0L-2D).

Victorious: Interim Nashville SC Head Coach Rumba Munthali earned his first career victory in Wednesday night’s win. Munthali has been 1W-0L-2D since his appointment.

CincinNOPE: Goalkeeper Joe Willis’ six saves Wednesday night secured his third clean sheet in his last four starts and his fourth this MLS season.

Two please: Midfielder Hany Mukhtar’s two assists Wednesday night give him a team-leading six this season and nine goals in 13 MLS games in 2024.

Next up: Nashville SC returns to GEODIS Park on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30 PM CT to host the New England Revolution presented by CESAR® Canine Cuisine, concluding a series of three games in seven days. Tickets for the match, which celebrates Pride Month, are available here.

IMPORTANT: Nashville SC players Shaq Moore, Walker Zimmerman and Jacob Shaffelburg, who have all been selected to represent their respective national teams in preparation for some of the biggest international tournaments this summer (Copa America and the 2024 Olympic Games), will be available to speak to the media on Friday, May 31 at the Vanderbilt Health Training Center and via Zoom from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. CT (media arrival at 9 a.m. CT). To attend in person, please email (email protected) by 5pm CT on Thursday, May 30th.

Competition timeline:

NSH 25′: Hany Mukhtar delivers a corner kick and Jack Maher heads the ball into the net

NSH 29′: Hany Mukhtar makes contact with Jacob Shaffelburg, who shoots a shot into the bottom corner of the net

Comments:

Nashville SC:

is on a four-match undefeated streak (2W-0L-2D)

back-to-back clean sheets recorded en route (May 25 at MTL, May 29 at CIN)

achieved the second-longest winning streak (seven) in MLS history with a 2–0 result

improved his record against FC Cincinnati to 3W-2L-3D in all competitions

21W-27L-25D is always on the road

is 45W-7L-20D all-time in scoring first

is 36W-26L-36D all-time against Eastern Conference opponents

Interim Head Coach Rumba Munthali recorded his first win at the helm of Nashville SC

Jack Maher

scored his first goal in 2024 and his fifth goal of his career

led the team with 0.58 expected goals (xG)

leads Nashville SC with 1,169 minutes played

Hany Mukhtar

recorded two assists, bringing his goal contribution total to 105 (61 goals, 44 assists)

leads Nashville SC with six assists this season

Alex Muyl leads the team with all 15 MLS games played

Jacob Schaffelburg

recorded his first MLS goal of the season, fourth in all competitions

recorded his 50th performance as Boy in Gold

Joe Willis

back-to-back clean sheets included

recorded his fourth shutout in 2024

has 63 clean sheets in MLS career

Dru Yearwood recorded his 100th MLS regular season appearance with his 77-minute shift

Walker Zimmerman recorded his 100th start as a Boy in Gold and his 250th MLS career appearance

Box score:

Nashville SC (4W-4L-7D) at FC Cincinnati (10W-3L-3D)

May 29, 2024 – TQL Stadium

Final score:

NS: 2

CIN: 0

Score overview:

NSH: Jack Maher (A: Hany Mukhtar) 25′

NSH: Jacob Shaffelburg (A: Hany Mukhtar) 29′

Setups:

NSH starters: Joe Willis; Dan Lovitz, Jack Maher, Shaq Moore (Josh Bauer 46′), Walker Zimmerman (C) (Brent Kallman 66′); Hany Mukhtar (Amar Sejdić 87′), Jacob Shaffelburg (Tyler Boyd 65′), Dru Yearwood (Aníbal Godoy 78′), Alex Muyl, Tah Brian Anunga; Teal Bunbury

Replacements: Elliot Panicco, Sam Surridge, Forster Ajago, Taylor Washington

CIN starters: Roman Celentano; Nick Hagglund (Yamil Asad 55′), Miles Robinson, Matt Miazga, Luca Orellano (Bret Halsey 81′), DeAndre Yedlin; Obinna Nwobodo (Malik Pinto 87′), Luciano Acosta (C), Pavel Bucha; Kevin Kelsy, Gerardo Valenzuela (Sergio Santos 55′)

Replacements: Alec Kann, Alvas Powell, Kipp Keller, Ian Murphy, Stiven Jiminez

Match officials:

Referee: Jair Marrufo

AR1: Nick Uranga

AR2: Walt Heatherly

4th: Eric Tattersall

VAR: Joe Dickerson

AVAR: Mike Kampmeinert

Weather: Partly cloudy, 71 degrees

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