Nashville SC win 2023 Southern Championship Belt

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC officially clinched the 2023 Southern Championship Belt on Wednesday night. Atlanta United’s 1-1 draw with DC United wrapped up this season’s slate of games in consideration for the fan-sponsored trophy, giving Nashville their second consecutive win.

About the Southern Championship Belt

The Southern Championship Belt includes Nashville SC, Atlanta United, DC United and Charlotte FC. It’s organized by Supporters groups MixTape 615 (Nashville), Footie Mob (Atlanta), Rose Room Collective (DC) and Mint City Collective (Charlotte).

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The standings are determined by total points in head-to-head matches between the four teams. Since Nashville were in the Western Conference in 2022, the winner was determined by total points in MLS that season.

The Belt is handed to the winning supporters at the Independent Supporters Council before the start of the season, with the winners holding it for the next MLS season.

2023 Southern Championship Belt standings and results

Nashville topped the Belt table in 2023 with 11 points, with their sole loss a 4-0 defeat to Atlanta United on August 26.

TeamPointsWDLGD
Nashville SC113211
Atlanta United103125
DC United6132-1
Charlotte FC5123-5
DateHome TeamHGAGAway Team
11-Mar-2023Charlotte03Atlanta
29-Apr-2023Nashville31Atlanta
29-Apr-2023DC30Charlotte
13-May-2023Atlanta13Charlotte
13-May-2023DC11Nashville
20-May-2023Charlotte12Nashville
10-Jun-2023Atlanta31DC
01-Jul-2023Nashville20DC
26-Aug-2023Atlanta40Nashville
02-Sep-2023Nashville11Charlotte
16-Sep-2023Charlotte11DC
20-Sep-2023DC11Atlanta

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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