Nashville SC Endures Another Road Disappointment
By: Cat Da Rocha
The Nashville Soccer Club took another defeat on the road with a one-goal game against Chicago Fire FC on Saturday night.
Chicago beat Nashville SC for the first time with a 1-0 score in five tries, as Nashville SC has totaled only one goal in their 0-3-1 away slump.
Nashville SC started the contest without two lead players as Walker Zimmerman sat out after his red card against D.C. United last Saturday.
Additionally, Landon Donovan, MLS MVP Hany Mukhtar, only came in after the first half as a substitute to save momentum for upcoming games.
Nashville started strong offensively, with forward Teal Bunbury pushing Chicago’s defense and leading the team with five shots.
Lukas MacNaughton led the team on the defensive side with 77 accurate passes and three clearances.
Mukhtar came close to a goal after hitting the post in the 72nd minute but could not level the score.
With the game’s only goal, Chicago’s Fabian Herbers took the ball from a Nashville turnover. Marien Haile-Selassie assisted them to get it past goalkeeper Joe Willis in the 34th minute.
With the remainder of the game came yellow cards for both teams and missed chances for a goal, but Nashville SC still holds the second spot in the Eastern Conference with an 11-5-6 record and 38 points, just six points below FC Cincinnati.
Nashville SC has not won an away game in over a month but hopes to keep their hot streak going home as they host Philadelphia Union at Geodis Park on Wednesday.
Nashville has six consecutive wins at home and remains unbeaten in eight matches dating back to March 25th.