Major League Soccer: Nashville SC conquers Colorado Rapids 3-1

DENVER. Nashville SC beats Colorado Rapids 3-1.

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DENVER. Nashville SC overcomes Colorado Rapids 3-1. Nashville SC was just to good to grab a decisive 3-0 lead with C. Sapong (9′), H. Mukhtar (15′) and H. Mukhtar (17′). Colorado Rapids reduced the distance with a goal (78′) by D. Rubio, but there was not much to do for them. Colorado Rapids was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (65%).​

The match was played at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Park stadium in Denver on Saturday and it started at 7:00 pm local time. The referee was Nima Saghafi who had the assistance of Jeremy Kieso and Ian McKay. The 4th official was Elijio Arreguin. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 22.1 degrees Celsius or 71.83 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 20%.​

Match Statistics

Colorado Rapids was in firm control of the ball 65% while Nashville SC was struggling with a 35% ball possession.

Colorado Rapids was more aggressive with 49 dangerous attacks and 13 shots of which 5 were on target. Nonetheless, Nashville SC found a way to find the solution to win this match.​

Colorado Rapids shot 13 times, 5 on target, 8 off target. On the opposite side, Nashville SC shot 8 times, 6 on target, 2 off target.

Cards

Colorado Rapids received 3 yellow cards (D. Rubio, L. Abubakar and B. Acosta). On the other side, Nashville SC received 2 yellow cards (E. Miller and H. Mukhtar).

After playing this match, Colorado Rapids will stay with 18 points like Houston Dynamo and Minnesota United to move up in the 18th place. On the opposite side, Nashville SC will have 22 points like Dallas and Real Salt Lake to move down in the 8th place.

Match Events

  • 9'
    9'

    C. Sapong

  • 14'
    14'

    D. Rubio

  • 15'
    15'

    H. Mukhtar

  • 17'
    17'

    H. Mukhtar

  • 41'
    41'

    L. Abubakar

  • 42'
    42'

    E. Miller

  • 46'
    46'

    M. Barrios

    G. Zardes

  • 51'
    51'

    B. Acosta

  • 55'
    55'

    M. Kaye

    B. Acosta

  • 55'
    55'

    M. Alves da Silva

    A. Markanich

  • 56'
    56'

    H. Mukhtar

  • 73'
    73'

    T. Washinghton

    L. Haakenson

  • 73'
    73'

    D. McCarty

    E. Miller

  • 78'
    78'

    D. Rubio

  • 82'
    82'

    A. Loba

    H. Mukhtar

  • 82'
    82'

    A. Godoy

    B. Anunga

  • 84'
    84'

    N. Mezquida

    J. Price

  • 84'
    84'

    N. Mezquida

    J. Price

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Colorado Rapids will play away with New York City on the 19th of June with a 3-0 head to head in favor of New York City (2 draws).

Nashville SC will host SJ Earthquakes on the 11th of June with a 0-0 head to head record.

Colorado Rapids: Formation and Lineups

Colorado Rapids started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).

The manager Robin Fraser chose to play with the following team: William Yarbrough (5.9), Lalas Abubakar (7.1), Danny Wilson (6.3), Auston Trusty (5.9), Keegan Rosenberry (6.9), Jack Price (7.4), Bryan Acosta (6.4), Anthony Markanich (6.4), Diego Rubio (7.4), Gyasi Zardes (6.8) and Jonathan Lewis (6.2).

Substitutes

Colorado Rapids made 5 changes: G. Zardes for M. Barrios (46′), B. Acosta for M. Kaye (55′), A. Markanich for M. Alves da Silva (55′), J. Price for N. Mezquida (84′) and J. Price for N. Mezquida (84′).

Top player: Jack Price

Probably the most impressive player in Colorado Rapids was Jack Price.

His rating is (7.4) with 80 passes (95% accurate) and 5 key passes. He was won 1 duel out of 2. He performed 5 crosses.

Nashville SC: Formation and Lineups

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

On the opposite side, Gary Smith played with: Elliot Panicco (6.1), Jack Maher (6.8), Walker Zimmerman (7.1), Dave Romney (6.1), Sean Davis (6.4), Eric Miller (6.4), Luke Haakenson (7.3), Tah Anunga (6.6), Daniel Lovitz (7.0), Hany Mukhtar (8.7) and Charles Sapong (7.6).

Substitutes

Nashville SC made 4 changes: L. Haakenson for T. Washinghton (73′), E. Miller for D. McCarty (73′), H. Mukhtar for A. Loba (82′) and B. Anunga for A. Godoy (82′).

Top player: Hany Mukhtar

Probably the most impressive player in Nashville SC was Hany Mukhtar.

His rating is (8.7) with 2 goals, 16 passes (81% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 12. He performed 2 crosses.

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