Player Ratings: Orlando City SC 1-1 Nashville SC

Nashville snatched a point on the road Sunday in a dramatic fashion (is there any other way they would do it?) with a 1-1 draw against Orlando City.

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.

Eric Miller – 7.3:  Miller shifted to the left as opposed to his normal right side. Although he won six duels, there were some fairly questionable decisions on his end.

Dave Romney – 7:  Bounced back fairly well from the match against Cincinnati, but also couldn’t cut off the cross in time that led to Orlando’s goal.

Walker Zimmerman – 7.3: Zimmerman did not mark Dike well enough on Orlando’s goal, letting him hit the low cross one time. Did register the most tackles though.

Jack Maher – 6.8: Cleared away a dangerous Orlando sequence after a shot hit off Willis’ post.

Anibal Godoy – 7: With no McCarty, Godoy was a busy man once again in the middle, with three interceptions and seven recoveries. Also had a 93% passing accuracy, but more of those came in the Nashville half as opposed to the Orlando half.

Alistar Johnston – 6.5:  Was part of the somewhat controversial call at saw the Orlando late-winner wiped off the board due to the foul on Johnston.

Alex Muyl – 6.5:  Muyl played in the eight spot, normally where Dax McCarty operates. He completed 91% of his passes, but was dispossessed multiple times and lost nine duels as opposed to the six he won.

Hany Mukhtar – 8.8:  15 goals and 12 assists on the season now for Mukhtar, who put away his chance for the equalizer very well and is one of two players in Major League Soccer to register double digits in both categories. Also registered four key passes.

Randall Leal – 7.8:  Played the ball to Mukhtar that led to his goal. Also had a passing accuracy of 85%.

CJ Sapong – 6.3:  After getting back on the scoresheet against Cincinnati, Sapong was rather quiet this match, with only 22 touches and two shots.


Ake Loba – 6:  Only six touches for Loba after he was introduced and only attempted shot.

Brian Anunga – 6:  No real impact in the midfield after he was brought on, but did go 50/50 in his duels won and lost.

Jhonder Cadiz – 5.5:  Only completed one of his seven passes after he was brought on.

Luke Haakenson – 6:  Brought in at the dying moments, but made no impact.


Gary Smith – 6.8: Smith was able to escape with a point on the road, but now Nashville’s playoff positioning will come down to decision day next Sunday against New York Red Bulls. There will be a week of rest for his side, so they should be at full strength and be able to field their best 11.

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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