LOS ANGELES. Nashville SC defeats Los Angeles FC 1-0 after T. Bunbury scored just 1 goal (53′). Los Angeles FC was vastly superior in terms of ball possession (66%).
C. Arango missed a decisive penalty (45′). That would have allowed Los Angeles FC to draw the match.
The match was played at the Banc of California Stadium stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday and it started at 2:00 pm local time. The referee was Ted Unkel with the support of Jeremy Hanson and Ryan Graves. The 4th official was Adam Kilpatrick. The weather was clear. The temperature was hot at 25.4 degrees Celsius or 77.74 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 64%.
- ! 66 Ball Possession 34
- 31 Total 12
- 15 On Target 2
- 16 Off Target 10
- 5 Shots blocked 3
- 121 Attack 70
- 69 Dangerous attack 23
- 53 Ball safe 54
- 1 Penalties 0
- 10 Corners 2
- 12 Total 13
- 0 Yellow Cards 3
- 0 Double Yellow 0
- 0 Red Card 0
- 5 Substitutions 5
Los Angeles FC had a strong ball possession 66% while Nashville SC was struggling with a 34% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
Los Angeles FC had a more offensive attitude with 69 dangerous attacks and 31 shots of which 15 were on target. Anyway, Nashville SC managed to find the solution to win this contest.
Los Angeles FC shot 31 times, 15 on target, 16 off target. On the opposite side, Nashville SC shot 12 times, 2 on target, 10 off target.
Los Angeles FC didn’t receive any yellow card. On the other side, Nashville SC received 3 yellow cards (D. McCarty, B. Anunga and C. Sapong).
After playing this contest, Los Angeles FC will stay with 67 points to hold in the 1st place. Regarding the opposition, Nashville SC will have 50 points like LA Galaxy to remain in the 4th place.
In the next match in the Nashville SC will play away agasint LA Galaxy on the 15th of October with a 1-0 head to head statistic in favor of LA Galaxy (1 draw).
Los Angeles FC – Formation
Los Angeles FC started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
The manager Steven Cherundolo decided to play with the following team: Maxime Crépeau, Ryan Hollingshead , Eddie Segura , Giorgio Chiellini , Diego Palacios , Latif Blessing , Ilie Sánchez , Kellyn Acosta , Carlos Vela , Cristian Arango and Denis Bouanga .
The home team had on the bench: Kwadwo Opoku, José Cifuentes , Jhegson Méndez , Sebastien Uchechukwu Ibeagha, Franco Escobar , John McCarthy, Cristian Tello and Gareth Frank Bale.
Los Angeles FC made 5 changes: C. Vela for C. Tello (40′), C. Arango for K. Opoku (60′), L. Blessing for J. Cifuentes (60′), K. Acosta for J. Mendez (78′) and R. Hollingshead for F. Escobar (78′).
Best player: Diego Palacios
The player that probably impressed the most for Los Angeles FC was Diego Palacios.
His rating iswith 59 passes (94% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 7 duels out of 10. He performed 2 crosses.
Nashville SC – Formation
Nashville SC started with a conservative line-up (4-4-2).
Gary Smith played with: Joe Willis, Shaq Moore , Walker Zimmerman , Dave Romney , Daniel Lovitz , Randall Leal , Sean Davis , Dax McCarty , Jacob Shaffelburg , Teal Bunbury and Hany Mukhtar .
They had on the bench: Tah Anunga, Aníbal Godoy , Eric Miller , Luke Haakenson, Charles Sapong , Elliot Panicco, Taylor Washington, Jack Maher and Ake Arnaud Loba.
Nashville SC made 5 changes: D. McCarty for B. Anunga (46′), W. Zimmerman for J. Maher (46′), R. Leal for E. Miller (68′), T. Bunbury for C. Sapong (74′) and J. Shaffelburg for A. Godoy (78′).
Best player: Joe Willis
Following our analysis, the most impressive player for Nashville SC was the goalkeeper: Joe Willis. His rating is 9.92. He saved 1 penalty. He performed 13 saves.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Major League Soccer.
- Seattle Sounders – SJ Earthquakes – 2-2
- Real Salt Lake – Portland Timbers – 3-1
- Minnesota United – Vancouver Whitecaps – 2-0
- Los Angeles FC – Nashville SC – 0-1
- Houston Dynamo – LA Galaxy – 1-3
- Dallas – Sporting KC – 2-1
- Austin – Colorado Rapids – 1-1
- Philadelphia Union – Toronto – 4-0
- Orlando City – Columbus Crew – 2-1
- New York RB – Charlotte – 2-0
- Inter Miami – Montreal Impact – 1-3
- DC United – Cincinnati – 2-5
- Chicago Fire – New England – 1-1
- Atlanta United – New York City – 1-2