Nashville SC

Boys in Not Gold: Incoming, outgoing, international… ing

More like Bye-an Meredith imo. Also check out how short Matt Pickens’s beard is. Thanks. Tim Sullivan/Club and Country.

Midfielder Aníbal Godoy

On international duty with Panama

Godoy entered as a 64th-minute sub in Panama’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica in last night’s Concacaf Nations League matchup. He completed 17/19 passes and committed three fouls during his stint, during which Panama increased its lead from 1-0 to the final 2-0 margin.

Up next: Panama is a late fill-in for Canada in a friendly (the Canadians declined to play their previously-scheduled match against Iran). The game kicks at 6 p.m. Sunday from BC Place in Vancouver.

Defender Walker Zimmerman

On international duty with the United States

Zimmerman started and went 45 minutes in the USMNT’s dominant victory against Morocco Wednesday evening. He provided the MLS asssist on the Americans’ opening goal with a gorgeous ball over the top to Christian Pulisic:

He made one tackle and won 4/6 duels. He completed 21 of 24 passes (I think. Scale might be off but he was 87.5%).

Up next: The US hosts Uruguay Sunday at 4 p.m. from Kansas City, Kansas. The game air on Fox/Univision and TUDN.

Midfielder Irakoze Donasiyano

On loan with Phoenix Rising FC in USL Championship

Donasiyano was sent on loan today. The hope is that he’ll get some minutes in USL now that he’s healthy, after fighting a muscle issue early this season.

Goalkeeper Bryan Meredith

On loan with Indy Eleven in USL Championship

Meredith was loaned to Indy Eleven after Nashville SC recalled Elliot Panicco. Swapsies. He was on the bench and did not see the field in his first weekend of action as Indy fell to New Mexico United 2-1.

Up next: Indy Eleven @ Charleston Battery • 7 p.m. Saturday (WatchESPN)

Goalkeeper Elliot Panicco

Ended loan with Indy Eleven in USL Championship

Panicco has been recalled from his loan to Indy Eleven (and started the past two games for Nashville SC).

In his penultimate appearance for the Eleven, Panicco allowed two goals while making two saves in a 2-0 loss to Memphis 901 FC. He also punched one ball clear (and had another clearance), completed 13/21 passes (with Memphis mostly playing long), and won an aerial duel. As per typical, one of the goals that he gave up was not his fault, with the Indy defense being… questionable in is discipline. The second, however, was fairly soft – though it did feature a free runner behind, the shot wasn’t the most intimidating he’ll ever face:

In his final appearance with the USL side, Panicco went the distance and led a 2-0 victory over New York Red Bulls II. He was called into action a fair amount, making four saves (albeit one of which he brought on himself with a bad pass playing out of the back). He also made two clearances and completed 16/28 passes.

In total, Panicco made 10 appearances with Indy, playing every minute of the contests in which he appeared, leading the team to a 5-3-2 record. He made 25 saves on 35 shots (.714 save%), including two clean sheets behind a porous backline. He corralled eight crosses and had eight punches among his 21 total clearances. He won each of the seven duels he participated in (four aerial), and completed 117 of 224 passes (160 of those attempts longballs).

Per American Soccer Analysis, his 10 goals conceded came on 11.02 xG, giving him a G/xG rate of 0.91 – 11th-best in the league among regular starters. His Goals Added of +1.21 was ninth among regular starters (coincidentally with former Nashville SC keepers Connor Sparrow and Danny Vitiello among those in front of him).

Winger Rodrigo Piñeiro

On loan with Unión Española in Chile which Nashville SC has not announced or acknowledged for reasons that are unclear

Piñeiro was serving a yellow card suspension when his team drew O’Higgins 2-2 in Primera División action.

He was back in the starting lineup as the right wide midfielder in a 4-4-2 for his team’s 2-0 victory over Antofagasta. He was not involved in either goal (one of which was an own-goal from a set piece).

Piñeiro started in the same role, and once again went the distance as his team beat Coquimbo 4-2 in league play. He was not involved in any of his team’s four goals.

Last weekend, his team drew Unión La Calera 1-1, and Piñeiro was not involved in Unión’s only goal in the game.

Unión Española is off for the International break, and resumes play with a Copa Chile match against Provincial Ovalle on June 19.

So far, Piñeiro has four league goals in 10 appearances for Unión Española, and one goal in two Copa Sudamericana appearances. He was the Primera Liga Player of the Month for April.

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