Columbus Crew-Nashville SC Reporter Game Notes

NASHVILLE SC

*Gary Smith is the head coach. The former Colorado Rapids head coach has a record of 52-39-51.

*Nashville is one of the MLS’ top teams in 2021 at 5-1-8, 0-1-3 on the road.

*Hany Mukhtar is the star for Nashville SC. He has 7 goals in 2021.

*It was discovered before the game that Nashville flew into Columbus on game day die to finalizing some Covid-19 testing. Not a big deal considering the two cities are 338 miles apart or 3 hours, 35 minutes by air.

*David Accam, a former member of the Columbus Crew in 2019, was not available on Wednesday. He was out on loan to Hammarby IF.

*Nashville SC beat Chicago in the previous game, 5-1.

Hany Mukhtar 10 Nashville with ball, is the best player on the team and their top scorer (photo by Osvaldo Figueroa Jr.)

COLUMBUS CREW

*Head coach Caleb Porter is approaching 100 career wins. His record is 96-75-71 as head coach of Portland Timbers and Columbus Crew.

*Crew, defending MLS Cup champions, are rounding into shape at 5-3-6, 4-0-3 at home.

*Recently acquired from CF Montreal, Erik Hurtado made his first start.

*Aboubacar Keita made his 3rd start for Columbus.

*Darlington Nagbe was named The Man of the Match vs. Nashville SC

*Each team received a point for the tie game. Nashville has 23 points and Columbus 21.

*Attendance figures, 18,395

#99 Bradley Wright-Phillips of the Crew getting free (photo by Osvaldo Figueroa Jr.)
Bradley Wright-Phillips Crew 0 Nashville SC 0 Talks 2nd half play, His training to get fit, On Nashville SC’s defense and Crew team is loaded with talent 7 21 2021.mp3
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