Nashville SC eased past D.C. United in a 5-2 victory on Monday at Nissan Stadium. At the moment, Nashville and D.C. currently occupy 3rd and 6th spots in the table, with 31 points and 27 points respectively after 26 matches.
Black-and-Red started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, with an early goal from Brillant in the 3rd minute. Nashville then went on to level the score at 1-1 at the 15 minute mark, thanks to a goal from Sapong. Nashville looked to have the game under control when they scored again and incerased their lead, thanks to a 2nd effort from Sapong, 31 minutes in to establish a 2-1. Nashville looked to have the game under control when they scored again, thanks to a goal from Mukhtar in the 37th minute to establish a 3-1. However, D.C. secured the points emphatically, with a goal from Kamara just before half-time, which saw the first half end 3-2.
Nashville continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Muyl finding the net in the 80th minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a penalty second effort from Muyl just before the final whistle to make it 5-2.
For Nashville, Zimmerman, Tah Anunga, Muyl, Ríos and Aké Loba, came on for Anibaba, Mccarty, Leal, Sapong and Mukhtar. D.C. replaced Nyeman, Birnbaum, Reyna and Paredes for Skundrich, Mora, Flores and Ábila.
|Nashville SC:||Willis, Anibaba (Zimmerman, min.60), Romney, Maher, Mccarty (Tah Anunga, min.77), Leal (Muyl, min.78), Godoy, Lovitz, Johnston, Sapong (Ríos, min.84) and Mukhtar (Aké Loba, min.85)|
|D.C. United:||Kempin, Brillant, Alfaro, Birnbaum (Mora, min.73), Nyeman (Skundrich, min.46), Moreno, Reyna (Flores, min.74), Julian Gressel, Paredes (Ábila, min.74), Kamara and Arriola|
|Goals:||Brillant (0-1, min. 3), Sapong (1-1, min. 15), Sapong (2-1, min. 31), Mukhtar (3-1, min. 37), Kamara (3-2, min. 41), Muyl (4-2, min. 80) and Muyl (5-2, min. 87)|