May 26, 2018 — MUSC Health Stadium (Charleston, S.C.)
NSC — Liam Doyle (Lebo Moloto) 25′
CHA – Ataulla Guerra (Jay Bolt) 50′
CHA – Yellow Card – Ataulla Guerra (52′)
NSC – Yellow Card – Michael Reed (54′)
NSC – Yellow Card – Justin Davis (90’+3)
|Joe Kuzminsky||Matt Pickens|
|Neveal Hackshaw||Kosuke Kimura|
|Taylor Mueller||Taylor Washington (Ismaila Jome 81′)|
|Skylar Thomas||Justin Davis|
|Jay Bolt (Nicholas Rittmeyer 66′)||Liam Doyle|
|Jarad van Schaik||Bradley Bourgeois|
|Vincenzo Candela||Matt LaGrassa (Ryan James 86′)|
|Tah Anunga||Bolu Akinyode|
|Ian Sventesson (Gordon Wild 70′)||Michael Reed|
|Ataulla Guerra||Ropapa Mensah (Brandon Allen 66′)|
|Kotaro Higashi (Angelo Kelly-Rosales 81′)||Lebo Moloto|
Nashville SC run unbeaten streak to six with 1-1 draw at Charleston
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Against the hottest team in the USL, Nashville SC was able to take a point on the road with a 1-1 draw at the Charleston Battery on Saturday night. It extended Nashville’s unbeaten streak to six games in all competitions.
90 in a nutshell
Centerback Liam Doyle, from Isle of Man, opened the scoring off a set piece from just outside the 18-yard box in the 25th minute. Lebo Moloto took a slight touch to Doyle who rocketed the left-footed shot just inside the near post to put Nashville SC up 1-0. Nashville almost added a second on the final touch of the first half. A cross from Matt LaGrassa found the foot of Ropapa Mensah, who almost nimbly put it in at the far post, but Charleston keeper Joe Kuzminsky was able to make the save.
Charleston struck back in the 50th minute on a goal from forward Ataulla Guerra to level the match at 1-1. Both teams had numerous chances to break the deadlock, but neither were able to capitalize. The best Nashville SC chance in the second half came off the head of Taylor Washington. The ball found the back of the net, but a questionable foul was called on Washington to keep the goal from counting.
Charleston – 1-of-7 crosses completed, one shot on goal. Nashville’s defense was dominant again, but Charleston buried its only true chance of the game off a cross into the box. Outside of that one opportunity, Nashville stifled the Battery’s attack, keeping the game at a 1-1 draw.
The point will keep Nashville in the top 10 of the USL’s Eastern Conference with 13 points in nine games.
Nashville SC will have another quick turnaround as it will play a midweek game on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Nashville opened up the USL season at home against Pittsburgh with a 0-0 draw. The game will be streamed on ESPN+.