Recap: Nashville and Montréal share scoreless draw

Nashville SC got a draw in their second match under interim head coach Rumba Munthali, failing to score against a CF Montréal side they beat 4-1 just three weeks ago.

The XI

Rumba Munthali made no changes to the lineup from the side that drew Atlanta United 1-1 last weekend, adding Dru Yearwood to the bench as the only tweak.

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On the pitch

Nashville’s best chance came in the first half, when Sam Surridge’s effort was cleared off the line by Joel Waterman.

Otherwise Nashville struggled to generate many high-value chances, and were threatened multiple times in transition. Jules-Anthony Vilsaint came close to punishing the visitors twice, but sub-par finishing doomed a rather unremarkable contest to finish with the most unremarkable of scorelines.

The big picture

We’ve talked about this at length, but there’s not a ton to take from Nashville SC at the moment. With the management in flux and the roster unspectacular, particularly in midfield, they’re stuck in limbo for the time being. Getting a permanent head coach and adding some much-needed help in the summer window can’t happen quickly enough.

Stats

Possession: MTL 54% – 46% NSH
Passes completed: MTL 461 – 371 NSH
Shots: MTL 13 – 13 NSH
Shots on goal: MTL 2 – 3 NSH
Penalty kicks: MTL 0 – 0 NSH
Expected goals: MTL 1.39 – 0.68 NSH
Goals: MTL 0 – 0 NSH
Fouls: MTL 13 – 9 NSH
Yellow cards: MTL 3 – 1 NSH
Red cards: MTL 0 – 0 NSH

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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