The Philadelphia Union held Nashville SC to a 1-1 on Sunday because the hosts inaugurated their new house Geodis Park. Mikael Uhre made historical past as the primary ever participant to attain within the stadium, earlier than Randall Leal’s penalty canceled out his efforts to mark the primary Nashville aim.
Nashville kicked off sturdy, edging out the Philadelphia Union in possession and alternatives. The hosts had been unfortunate to not get the aim within the first 45, as Dax McCarty and Alex Muyl each led the assault with two gorgeous photographs on aim.
The midfielder, particularly, examined Union goalkeeper Andre Blake, forcing him to dive left earlier than getting a slight contact on the ball to maintain it out of the online.
However after the break, it was the Philadelphia Union who returned stronger.
The visiting aspect gained confidence, enabling Daniel Gazdag to make the run ahead and discover Mikael Uhre contained in the field for the primary aim of the sport. The striker’s proper footed shot into the middle of the aim made historical past as the primary ever inside Nashville’s latest stadium.
The Union solely held the benefit for a bit, earlier than midfielder Jose Martinez conceded a penalty for a handball contained in the field. Randall Leal stepped as much as the spot, and buried the shot into the underside left nook. Blake made the dive to the right aspect, however Leal’s strike outpaced him.
The victory propelled the Union again to first place on the Japanese Convention desk, whereas Nashville trails in ninth on the Western Convention standings.
GK: Joe Willis – 7.5/10 – First rate efficiency. Not common examined within the first 45, earlier than conceding within the second.
RB: Alex Muyl – 7.5/10 – Strongest offensive alternatives within the first half earlier than dropping steam and drawing again within the second half.
CB: Jack Maher – 7/10 – Nonetheless discovering his footing as a younger participant, foolish errors made.
CB: Walker Zimmerman – 7.5/10 – Inconsistent. 4 vital clearances within the first half, however horrible one-on-one defending on Uhre earlier than he scored.
CB: David Romney – 7.5/10 – Stable on the left.
LB: Daniel Lovitz – 7.5/10 – Made a pair respectable runs ahead, however offered the required protection on the again.
RW: Randall Leal – 8/10 – First Nashville participant to attain at Geodis Park after burying the second half penalty.
CM: Sean Davis – 7/10 – Disappointing, misplaced within the midfield. No offensive contributions.
CM: Dax McCarty – 7.5/10 – Glorious makes an attempt on aim within the first half, however vitality slowly dwindled within the second 45.
LW: Hany Mukhtar – 9/10 – Led Nashville’s offensive efforts within the second half, however have to be extra exact when ending.
F: C. J. Sapong – 6/10 – Zero photographs in 90 minutes of play as a lone striker is unacceptable.
SUB: Aké Arnaud Loba (For Davis, ’73) – 7/10 – Nothing particular.
GK: Andre Blake – 9/10 – Phenomenal performance. Almost held off Nashville entirely before the handball. Cannot be blamed for not saving the penalty.
RB: Nathan Harriel – 8/10 – Solid at the back. Made the necessary clearances, and slowed down Mukhtar.
CB: Jakob Glesnes – 7/10 – Inconsistent. Good when holding down Mukhtar, but appeared lost when defending set pieces.
CB: Jack Elliott – 7.5/10 – Not the most reliable, but manages fine when surrounded by Harriel and Wagner.
LB: Kai Wagner – 8/10 – Completed the job well. Could’ve boasted the clean sheet had Martinez not conceded the penalty.
RW: Alejandro Bedoya – 7/10 – More is expected from the captain. Lacked urgency and creativity on the offense, and only adequate on the defense.
CM: Dániel Gazdag – 8.5/10 – Solid on the attack, gaining more confidence in the second half. Assisted the Uhre’s goal after two individual shots.
CM: José Martínez – 5/10 – Awarded a penalty to Nashville with a reckless handball inside the box. Any contributions canceled out by a novice error.
LW: Leon Flach – 7/10 – Disappointing. Failed to match the offensive efforts of those around him. Lacked pace.
F: Julián Carranza – 7/10 – Started strong, managing one strong opportunity in the first half before leaving it up to Uhre on the attack.
F: Mikael Uhre – 9/10 – Great overall performance. Active throughout before scoring his first Major League Soccer goal.
SUB: Cory Burke (For Carranza, ’63) – 7/10 – Still finding his way, but managed fine.
SUB: Quinn Sullivan (For Uhre, ’74) – 7/10 – Standard performance for a sub.
SUB: Matthew Real (For Flach, ’96) – N/A