Nashville SC took on Seatle sounders and came away with a 3 points win, thanks to Anibal Godoy who found the back of the net in the 80th minute of the MLS season opener.
Seatle Sounders was the better side, they are at home, and everyone expected them to win.
Nashville SC will be playing on the road for a long time and it going to be a difficult road trip until their home stadium is ready. The club’s stadium is called the Nissan Stadium and it is a New Soccer Specific stadium, it will be ready by May 1 when they’ll be able to host the Philadelphia Union at home. The stadium can take 30,000 fans and it’s the largest in the United States and in Canada.
Nashville SC head coach’s name is Gary Smith and he was excited about the win at Seatle, here is what he said after the match.
“It’s the first game of the season,” Smith said. “Unless someone’s going to tell me we can win the league on the basis of this, we’ve just put ourselves in a nice spot and we can move toward Minnesota next week in a confident vain. Of course, it makes a tough, tough journey that much more enjoyable.”
“In no way shape or form did I feel at any point in time that they’re taking massive control and we were in a rearguard action,” Smith said. “So, delighted with what we did with the ball, what we did without the ball. We’ve managed to find a moment. It doesn’t always happen, but tonight we found it.”
“The guys have got to get back on a plane tonight and travel five hours and recover and then get ready to go again on Friday to Minnesota,” Smith said. “We’ve got to do that over and over again, and that’s like Groundhog Day. There’s no doubt when we get to four, five, six, and seven and then into our last game, you can bet there’s some mental difficulties as well as physical.”
This 2022 season is Nashville SC’s main season in the league and they are in the Western Conference. The club spent all of last year, which was an expansion year in the Eastern Conference and they made it to two straight Audi MLS Cup Playoff appearances.
Nashville SC is expected to have a great team this year, they added two designated players, Hany Mukhtar and Ake Loba, both of them did not play in the match against Seattle and the clubs still found a way to win.
“We’re going to find out an awful a lot about ourselves, internally what we’re made of, what the fiber’s like deep down in the pit of our stomachs, because eight games on the road is not easy for anyone,” Smith said. “My hope is we can keep ourselves in a good position for what will be a terrific opening of our new stadium on May the 1st. But there’s a lot of hard work to be done.”
About Nashvile SC staduim
Nashville SC’s new stadium opens May 1, 2022. Located in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood, Nashville SC Stadium is the largest soccer-specific stadium in the United States and Canada.
Nashville SC stadium is yet to open but the suits and the part of the stadium with premium seats are already sold out.
How much does it cost to attend Nashville SC games?
Nashville SC match ticket prices are below, including the season tickets.