NASHVILLE – A week after Mississippi Brilla pulled an upset over USL squad Indy Eleven, hearing just a few of the facts of tonight’s match over Nashville SC might have fans of the Boys in Gold feeling nervous. Brilla keeper Jordan Bell saved a 25th-minute penalty kick by new NSC signing Brandon Allen, and three other shots were blocked by defenders.
When you look at the larger picture – Allen’s PK was his attempt for a brace after Tucker Hume set him up for a 19th-minute opener, and centerback London Woodberry would extend the lead to two just five minutes after Allen’s missed penalty kick – and it feels a whole lot better. When trying to count Brilla’s shooting percentage results in a divide-by-zero-error, things look even rosier.
Nashville holds a 59-41 advantage in possession, with plenty of that possession in Brilla’s offensive third. If form holds over the second 45, a beautiful night at Vanderbilt Soccer and Lacrosse Complex will feel quite Gold by the end. An MLS team would beckon in two weeks if that’s the case.
- 19′ NSH GOAL – 32 Brandon Allen (left foot), assisted by 12 tucker Hume
- 25′ NSH Penalty saved – 32 Brandon Allen by MIS 1 Jordan Bell (PK earned by 8 Robin Shroot)
- 30′ NSH GOAL – 28 London Woodberry (right foot, free kick earned by Hume)
- 32′ MIS Substitution – On 12 Oliver Brock, off 5 Jeremy Fricker
- 45’+1 – Half-time