Nashville SC

Boys in Not Gold: Nov. 21, 2019

Nashville SC has added MLS players in the past week – but one of them still hit the pitch this week in national team duty. Randall Leal continued doing Randall Leal things. The latest roundup from the NSC diaspora.

Randall Leal – with Deportivo Saprissa until January transfer window

Leal was called up to the Costa Rica National Team for Nations League games against Curaçao and Haiti.

He was a 70th-minute substitute in the 2-1 win over Curaçao, and provided the game-winning assist on a corner kick in the 83rd minute.

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He was in the starting lineup as an attacking central midfielder in a highly-defensive 5-3-2 formation in Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Haiti. He took one shot and was caught offside once before exiting in a 60th minute substitution.

With the results, Costa Rica wins Nations League League A’s Group D, and will face Mexico in the semifinal in June.

Up next: Leal is back in club action Tuesday as Saprissa continues its Concacaf League campaign with the second leg of the final series against Motagua (Honduras). Los Morados take a 1-0 lead to Motagua after taking a close victory in the home leg.

Daniel Lovitz – he’s in, y’all

Lovitz was called up for the United States’s Concacaf Nations League games against Canada and Cuba over the past week.

He was an unused substitute in the 4-1 victory against Canada, but was in the starting lineup and went 90 minutes against Los Leones del Caribe. He was 44/45 in his passing, and contributed corner kick service in addition to helping complete the clean sheet in a 4-0 victory.

Hany Mukhtar – with Brøndby IF until January transfer window

Brøndby was idle during the International Window, and Mukhtar was not called to Germany’s national team.

Up next: Brøndby travels to AGF Sunday morning at 11:00 a.m. CST. The game will air on ESPN Plus in the United States.

As always, don’t forget to follow the site on the social media platform of your choice. Stay tuned for full updates as Nashville SC continues to build its inaugural MLS roster.

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