Nashville SC USMNT

Boys in Not Gold: July 27, 2022

Rodrigo Piñeiro photo courtesy Nashville SC

Midfielder Irakoze Donasiyano

On loan with Phoenix Rising FC in USL Championship

Donasiyano started and went 90 in a 0-0 draw at Louisville City. He completed 21/23 passes, won 7/10 duels (1/2 aerial), took two shots (both off-target), made four tackles and an interception, and was fouled twice. He took two shots, both off-target, and successfully completed one cross.

He made another whistle-to-whistle appearance in a second 0-0 draw of the week against Sacramento Republic, this one at Rising’s home turf. He completed 36/40 passes and won 4/11 duels (0/2 aerial). He created two scoring chances and unsuccessfully crossed the ball twice. He made three tackles and an interception and cleared the ball once. He committed one foul.

Season totals: Donasiyano has played 471 minutes for Phoenix Rising. He has completed 156/178 passes, won 40/74 duels (3/8 aerial), made 20 tackles and nine interceptions, and drawn 12 fouls while committing five. He has seven shots, all off-frame. He has also blocked two shots.

Up next: Phoenix Rising v. Oakland Roots • 9 p.m. tonight (WatchESPN)

Defender Ahmed Longmire

On loan with Orange County SC in USL Championship

Longmire was an unused substitute in Orange County’s 0-0 draw against The Miami FC. He was not in the squad at all for OCSC’s 5-2 win over LA Galaxy II.

Season totals: Longmire has played 116 minutes for Orange County SC, mostly playing RCB in a back five. He has completed 79/99 passes, won 7/16 duels (3/7 aerial), made three tackles, 11 clearances, and three interceptions. He has committed two fouls, and was red-carded for violent conduct with an additional suspension that saw him miss two total games after his sending-off.

Up next: Orange County SC v. San Diego Loyal • 10 p.m. Saturday (WatchESPN)

Goalkeeper Bryan Meredith

On loan with Indy Eleven in USL Championship

Meredith remained out with injury suffered against San Diego Loyal, missing contests against New York Red Bulls II and Memphis 901 FC.

Season totals: Meredith has made three appearances, going 112 minutes. He has made five saves and allowing eight goals, with a 1-2 record between the pipes. He has completed 43/65 passes and made three clearances.

Up next: Indy Eleven v. Tampa Bay Rowdies • 7 p.m. Saturday (WatchESPN)

Winger Rodrigo Piñeiro

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

Piñeiro started and went the distance in Unión’s 2-1 loss to Everton (not that Everton) in league play.

His team shifted to a diamond with him playing as the No. 10 in a 3-1 loss to Curicó Unido.

Season totals: Piñeiro has four league goals in 13 appearances for Unión Española, and one goal in two Copa Sudamericana appearances. He scored a goal in a two-legged Copa Chile matchup in which he played 129 total minutes (as his tem cruised to a 6-0 aggregate). He was the Primera Liga Player of the Month for April.

Up next: Unión Española v. Huachipato • 5 p.m. Friday

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