Major League Soccer: Nashville SC and Atlanta United draw 2-2 on Saturday

NASHVILLE. Nashville SC manages to recover against Atlanta United with a goal on the T. Almada 26' and a goal on the D. Dwyer 88'.

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NASHVILLE. Nashville SC manages to recover against Atlanta United with a goal on the T. Almada 26′ and a goal on the D. Dwyer 88′.

The match was played at the First Tennessee Park stadium in Nashville on Saturday and it started at 6:30 pm local time. The referee was Ted Unkel with the help of Corey Parker and Meghan Mullen. The 4th official was Brandon Stevis. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 20.1 degrees Celsius or 68.2 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 82%.​

Match Statistics

Atlanta United was in firm control of the ball 55% while Nashville SC was struggling with a 45% ball possession.

Nashville SC was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. However, this did not suffice for Nashville SC to win the match​.

Nashville SC shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the other side, Atlanta United shot 14 times, 4 on target, 10 off target.

Cards

Nashville SC received 4 yellow cards (A. Godoy, C. Sapong, A. Muyl and E. Zubak). On the opposite side, Atlanta United received 1 yellow card (F. Ibarra).

After this encounter, Nashville SC will have 18 points to move up in the 12th place. On the other side, Atlanta United will have 15 points like Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo, Minnesota United and Portland Timbers to stay in the 13th place.

Match Events

  • 19'
    19'

    J. Maher

    E. Miller

  • 25'
    25'

    C. Sapong

    H. Mukhtar

  • 26'
    26'

    T. Almada

    M. Moreno

  • 31'
    31'

    H. Mukhtar

  • 34'
    34'

    F. Ibarra

  • 46'
    46'

    R. Hernandez

    A. Gutman

  • 59'
    59'

    A. Godoy

  • 62'
    62'

    D. McCarty

    A. Godoy

  • 72'
    72'

    C. Sapong

  • 74'
    74'

    D. Dwyer

    F. Ibarra

  • 74'
    74'

    G. Campbell

    A. De John

  • 80'
    80'

    E. Zubak

    C. Sapong

  • 80'
    80'

    A. Loba

    H. Mukhtar

  • 82'
    82'

    A. Muyl

  • 83'
    83'

    E. Zubak

  • 85'
    85'

    E. Hyndman

    M. Rossetto

  • 88'
    88'

    D. Dwyer

  • 90'
    90'

    A. Sejdic

    M. Moreno

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Nashville SC will play away with Colorado Rapids on the 29th of May with a 0-0 head to head stats.

Atlanta United will host Columbus Crew on the 28th of May with a 5-5 head to head record.

Nashville SC: Formation and Lineups

Nashville SC started with a 3-1-4-2 line-up (3-1-4-2).

The manager Gary Smith chose to play with the following team: Joe Willis (5.8), Eric Miller (6.3), Walker Zimmerman (6.6), Dave Romney (6.4), Sean Davis (7.3), Alex Muyl (7.4), Tah Anunga (6.8), Aníbal Godoy (6.5), Daniel Lovitz (6.8), Hany Mukhtar (8.4) and Charles Sapong (8.7).

Substitutes

Nashville SC made 4 changes: E. Miller for J. Maher (19′), A. Godoy for D. McCarty (62′), C. Sapong for E. Zubak (80′) and H. Mukhtar for A. Loba (80′).

Top player: Charles Sapong

Probably the most impressive player in Nashville SC was Charles Sapong.

His rating is (8.7) with 1 goal, 28 passes (71% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 12 duels out of 21.

Atlanta United: Formation and Lineups

Atlanta United started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Gonzalo Pineda Reyes played with: Bobby Shuttleworth (6.1), Brooks Lennon (7.3), Alan Franco (7.1), Alex De John (7.0), Andrew Gutman (6.6), Matheus Rossetto (6.5), Franco Ibarra (6.3), Luiz Araújo (7.1), Thiago Almada (8.1), Marcelino Moreno (7.2) and Ronaldo Cisneros (6.8).

Substitutes

Atlanta United made 5 changes: A. Gutman for R. Hernandez (46′), F. Ibarra for D. Dwyer (74′), A. De John for G. Campbell (74′), M. Rossetto for E. Hyndman (85′) and M. Moreno for A. Sejdic (90′).

Top player: Thiago Almada

The player who no doubt impressed Atlanta United the most was Thiago Almada.

His rating is (8.1) with 1 goal, 41 passes (80% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 5. He performed 2 crosses.

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