Player Ratings: Nashville SC 0-0 Chicago Fire

Nashville SC picked up a point with a 0-0 draw against Chicago Fire Sunday afternoon to conclude its recent road stretch.

Below are our player ratings.

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Each member of the Speedway Soccer crew gives each player that saw the pitch a rating based on their match performance. Below is a quick guideline for our evaluation process.

  • A rating of 6 denotes an average performance. Each player starts out with a 6 and their performance either adds or subtracts from that rating.
  • Scores are determined after re-watching the match and looking at the stats, and are the averaged total of each Speedway member’s ratings.

Joe Willis – 7.5:  Had three saves and continued to add to his league-leading clean sheet tally.

Dave Romney – 6.8: Helped create one of Nashville’s few chances on the day and defended well.

Walker Zimmerman – 7.3:  Had some important clearances to help his side with the shutout.

Jack Maher – 6.8: Led the backline in pass accuracy at 77%.

Alistar Johnston – 6.3:  A bit of a comedown from his match against Inter Miami, but still did well on the right flank.

Dan Lovitz – 6.5:  Won three fouls for his side for his defending.

Dax McCarty – 6: Won half of his duels and battled well in the midfield.

Brian Anunga – 6.2:  Picked up a caution, but still played well in the middle of the park by completing 89% of his passes.

Alex Muyl – 5.2: Recorded two tackles, but had trouble creating any chances in the Mukhtar role.

Randall Leal – 4.8:  Only one shot and shot on target for Leal, a surprise considering how driven he was last match.

Jhonder Cadiz – 5.2:  Had a decent header early in the match, but that was his only chance on goal.


Ake Loba – 5.5:  Completed 86% of his passes, but did not record a shot.

Daniel Rios – 5.2:  The good news is Daniel Rios led the side in shots after his introduction. The bad news was it was only two shots.

Anibal Godoy – 6.5:  Got a few minutes in during a heavy rotation, which will certainly help for the next match against Orlando.

Luke Haakenson – 5.5:  A second-straight sub appearance for Haakenson, who Smith seems to have renewed faith in recently.

Eric Miller – 6: Put on in the last minute to help preserve the draw.


Gary Smith – 5.8: Smith did rotate his squad and admitted the field conditions were not ideal after Wisconsin played Notre Dame on that same field less than 24 hours prior, but it was clear they were looking for a draw after a long road stint. Nashville will turn its focus to the pivotal six-pointer vs. Orlando at Nissan Stadium.

What say you? Do you agree or disagree with our match ratings? Feel free to reach out to us on Twitter and let us know your thoughts.

Author: Andy Simmonsjoined Speedway Soccer after stints with Golden Goal and 615 Formation. A former journalist now in web development, Simmons also previously worked for Main Street Media and Gannett. A student of the game, Simmons has been playing soccer his entire life and participates in several adult soccer leagues around town. When he is not playing soccer, you can find him at brunch, rewatching Rick and Morty or The Office, doing a mock draft for fantasy football, or complaining about Arsenal.

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