Player Ratings: Nashville SC 5-1 Inter Miami CF

Nashville bounced back from its loss against Toronto FC with a midweek 5-1 shellacking against Inter Miami Wednesday.

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 – 6.3: Solid outing, but had a poor clearance that led to Miami’s lone goal.

Dave Romney – 7.3: Won an astonishing 67% of his duels and completed 84% of his passes.

Walker Zimmerman – 8.3:  I mean….

Jack Maher – 6.8: Had some key interceptions, including one that led to Randall Leal’s goal.

Alistar Johnston – 8.3:  Easily Johnston’s best performance. His service was immaculate, including the cross to Mukhtar for the opening goal. He also made some stellar runs and even chipped for a goal late in stoppage time.

Dan Lovitz – 7.3:  Was on the receiving end of Gregore’s hand on a set piece that led to Gregore’s red, but also put in a decent performance on his flank.

Dax McCarty – 8.3: Led the side with three tackles and really put pressure on Blaise Matuidi and the rest of Miami’s midfield when they had the ball.

Anibal Godoy – 8.7Put in a wonderful cross to Zimmerman for his header after collecting the keeper’s mishandled ball.

Hany Mukhtar – 9.3:  Two goals brings Mukhtar’s goal total on the season to 12. Where’s all the MVP talk again?

Randall Leal – 8.3:  Was eager to get on the scoresheet with his runs and attempts on goals, but finally broke through in the second half when he charged at the Miami backline and put in a low shot across the box that found the back post.

CJ Sapong – 7:  Sapong didn’t register a goal despite a few decent chances early in the match, but his hold up play was as solid as ever.


Alex Muyl – 6.8:  Had a key pass after his introduction to spring Leal for his goal and provided his usual workrate.

Jhonder Cadiz – 7.3:  Provided a wonderful low cross to Johnston for his goal.

Brian Anunga – 6.8:  Came in and completed 90% of his passes.

Ake Loba – 6.5:  Only came in for a couple of minutes to close out the match.

Luke Haakenson – 6.5:  We haven’t seen Haakenson in a few months, but he came in late and provided some decent service.


Gary Smith – 8.5: A dominating all-around performance from Smith’s side, who decided to field his true best 11 with the 3-4-3 formation he’s been using for weeks. These three points were pivotal maybe not as far as the standings go, but the Boys in Gold definitely showed what they’re capable of if they play to their full potential.

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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