Major League Soccer: Sporting KC defeats Nashville SC 2-1

NASHVILLE. Sporting KC overcome Nashville SC to win 2-1.


NASHVILLE. Sporting KC prevailed over Nashville SC to win 2-1. It was Sporting KC to strike first with a goal of F. Hernandez at the 41′. Then G. Zusi scored again for Sporting KC in the 51′ minute with a goal. Eventually, A. Loba reduced the distance for Nashville SC with a goal. However, that was it, and the result remained 2-1.​ Nashville SC was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (61%).​

The match was played at the First Tennessee Park stadium in Nashville on Sunday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Víctor Rivas who had the assistance of Chris Elliott and Jeffrey Greeson. The 4th official was Adam Kilpatrick. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot around 27.7 degrees Celsius or 81.9 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 27%.​

Match Statistics

Nashville SC was in firm control of the ball 61% while Sporting KC was struggling with a 39% ball possession.

Sporting KC was more aggressive with 53 dangerous attacks and 8 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Sporting KC won the encounter.​

Nashville SC shot 9 times, 2 on target, 7 off target. On the opposite side, Sporting KC shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.


Nashville SC received 1 yellow card (A. Godoy). On the opposite side, Sporting KC received 3 yellow cards (T. Melia, J. Russell and R. Espinoza).

After playing this contest, Nashville SC will stay with 23 points like Montreal Impact and New England to move up in the 12th place. On the opposite side, Sporting KC will have 13 points to move up in the 28th place.

Match Events

  • 40'

    A. Godoy

  • 41'

    F. Hernandez

  • 46'

    A. Loba

    B. Anunga

  • 51'

    G. Zusi

  • 63'

    A. Loba

  • 64'

    T. Washinghton

    D. Romney

  • 64'

    D. McCarty

    A. Godoy

  • 73'

    R. Espinoza

    C. Duke

  • 76'

    R. Leal

    E. Miller

  • 80'

    K. Ford

    R. Walter

  • 81'

    T. Melia

  • 86'

    J. Russell

  • 89'

    R. Espinoza

  • 90'

    K. Pierre

    J. Russell

Next match

In the upcoming Major League Soccer match, Nashville SC will play away with DC United on the 25th of June with a 2-0 head to head record in favor of Nashville SC (1 draw).

Sporting KC will play away with Seattle Sounders on the 25th of June with a 11-9 head to head stats in favor of Seattle Sounders (4 draws).

Nashville SC: Formation and Lineups

Nashville SC started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

The manager Gary Smith chose to play with the following team: Joe Willis (5.4), Eric Miller (6.6), Jack Maher (6.9), Dave Romney (6.5), Alex Muyl (7.5), Sean Davis (6.9), Aníbal Godoy (6.8), Tah Anunga (6.6), Daniel Lovitz (6.7), Charles Sapong (6.4) and Hany Mukhtar (7.3).


Nashville SC made 4 changes: B. Anunga for A. Loba (46′), D. Romney for T. Washinghton (64′), A. Godoy for D. McCarty (64′) and E. Miller for R. Leal (76′).

Top player: Alex Muyl

Probably the most impressive player in Nashville SC was Alex Muyl.

His rating is (7.5) with 38 passes (76% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 12 duels out of 14. He performed 5 crosses.

Sporting KC: Formation and Lineups

Sporting KC started with a mid-fielder-oriented line-up (4-1-4-1).

On the opposite side, Peter Vermes played with: Timothy Melia (6.6), Graham Zusi (7.3), Nicolas Isimat-Mirin (7.1), Andreu Fontàs (6.9), Logan Ndenbe (6.6), Rémi Walter (7.4), Johnny Russell (6.5), Felipe Hernández (7.4), Cameron Duke (5.7), Dániel Sallói (6.6) and Khiry Shelton (6.6).


Sporting KC made 3 changes: C. Duke for R. Espinoza (73′), R. Walter for K. Ford (80′) and J. Russell for K. Pierre (90′).

Top player: Rémi Walter

Probably the most impressive player in Sporting KC was Rémi Walter even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (7.4) with 37 passes (86% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 3 duels out of 3.

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