Nashville SC 0, Penn FC 0 (04.24.18)

April 24, 2018 — FNB Field (Harrisburg, Pa.)

Scoring Summary

Discipline Summary

NSC – Yellow Card – Robin Shroot (21′)
NSC – Yellow Card – Bradley Bourgeois (28′)
PENN – Yellow Card – Tommy Heinemann (28′)
NSC – Yellow Card – Lebo Moloto (43′)
NSC – Yellow Card – Ropapa Mensah (51′)
NSC – Yellow Card – Taylor Washington (64′)
PENN – Yellow Card – Baffoe Prince (75′)

Lineups

Penn

Nashville

Sean Lewis Matt Pickens
Marco Franco Justin Davis
Pedro Galvão David Edgar
Kyle Venter Bradley Bourgeois
Kenneth Tribbett Kosuke Kimura
Miguel Jaime Taylor Washington
Jorge Rivera (Baffoe Prince 61′) Michael Reed
Richard Menjivar (Mauro Eustáquio 87′) Bolu Akinyode
Frederick Opoku Lebo Moloto
Tommy Heinemann Robin Shroot (Matt LaGrassa 69′)
Jerry Ortiz (Lucky Mkosana 71′) Ropapa Mensah (Michael Cox 65′)

Nashville SC 0, Penn FC 0: Postgame Recap

(NashvilleSC.com, 04.24.18)

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Road points are never bad, and in the rain in Pennsylvania, Nashville SC earned a point in 0-0 draw against Penn FC on Tuesday night.

90 in a nutshell

The first half saw few chances by either side. The best one came from the foot of Robin Shroot in the 44th minute. Shroot got on top of a loose ball, but his shot was saved by Penn keeper Sean Lewis.

Nashville turned up the heat in the second half as midfielder Lebo Moloto almost put the visitors ahead in the 49th minute. A clean look in the box just slid by the outside of the post to keep the game scoreless.

The Nashville SC defense and keeper Matt Pickens limited the chances for Penn throughout the match. They only allowed two shots on goal from Penn in the match, leading to the shutout.

Key Stat

Pickens – fourth shutout. Pickens is the only keeper in the Eastern Conference with four shutouts this year.

Quotables

Nashville SC midfielder and captain Michael Reed

“The shutout and our defense’s consistency were both positives for us. We were organized in the back, and [Penn] wasn’t able to generate many chances. We showed positive movement, but just didn’t have the last touch to get the goal.”

Standings Update

The road point gives Nashville eight points in six matches and a 2-2-2 record. They currently sit in seventh place in the East.

Next Up

Nashville will be off for 11 days until it takes the field on May 6 against New York Red Bulls II in Montclair, N.J.