It doesn’t always have to be pretty – and that’s particularly true when fans can’t watch – but Nashville SC earned an early goal from an unsigned trialist, and managed to hang on for a 1-0 win in its only preseason match in Bradenton, Fla.
The Boys in Gold saw their previous two games – and the one scheduled for this weekend – canceled, and will head back to Music City from Central Florida with just this win under their belt.
With a number of starters sidelined with injury or rest, second-year keeper Elliot Panicco went the distance between the pipes, while a number of otherwise lesser-used players managed to get some significant playing time.
- 22′ NSH GOAL – Unsigned player
- 33′ NSH Yellow card – 6 Dax McCarty (foul)
- 45′ Half time
- HT NSH Substitutions:
- On: Washington, Anibaba, Maher, Castellanos, Hinds, Piñeiro, Trialist
- Off: Lovitz, Romney, Zimmerman, Miller, McCarty, Anunga, Haakenson
- HT TBR Substitutions:
- On Lachowechi, off Dalgaard
- On Ian McGrane, off 1 Evan Louro
- 62′ TBR Substitutions:
- On Scarlett, Doherty, Hilton, Aguirre; Mkosana, Srbely, Tejada
- Off: Harris, Guillen, Ekra, Wyke, Steinberger, Dos Santos, Adebayo-Smith
- 66′ NSH Substitutions:
- On Luke Haakenson, off Handwalla Bwana
- On Unsigned player, off Alex Muyl
- 68′ TBR Yellow card – Aguirre
- 81′ NSH Substitution: On 15 Eric Miller, off 31 Nick Hinds
- 90′ Full time.