Orlando City defeated Nashville SC 1-0 in the match held this Wednesday at the Geodis Park stadium. The visitor scored the only goal of the game in the 43rd minute of the first half, through Duncan McGuire. After receiving an assist from Martín Ojeda, the forward shot at the goal and beat the rival goalkeeper to score his goal.
Duncan McGuire was the figure of the match. The Orlando City SC forward scored 1 goal.
Another important player in the match was Martín Ojeda. Orlando City SC midfielder.
The match process was very close and intense, with more nerves than game. There were a large number of reprimands: Tah Brian Anunga, Hany Mukhtar, Sam Surridge, Wilder Cartagena, Daniel Lovitz and Teal Bunbury. Daniel Lovitz was sent off after receiving his second yellow card, in the 101st minute of the second half.
Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith proposed a 4-4-2 strategy with Joe Willis in goal; Daniel Lovitz, Jack Maher, Alex Muyl and Walker Zimmerman on the defensive line; Fabrice Picault, Randall Leal, Aníbal Godoy and Tah Brian Anunga in the middle; and Sam Surridge and Hany Mukhtar in attack.
For their part, those led by Óscar Pareja stood with a 4-5-1 formation with Pedro Gallese between the three sticks; Rafael Santos, Robin Jansson, Rodrigo Schlegel and Kyle Smith on defense; César Araujo, Mauricio Pereyra, Martín Ojeda, Wilder Cartagena and Facundo Torres in midfield; and Duncan McGuire up front.
Referee Rosendo Mendoza was selected to carry out the actions of the game.
On the next date Nashville SC will visit Philadelphia Union and Orlando City will play at home against New England Revolution at the Exploria Stadium.
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