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The Night Owls travel to the Music City for the first time ever as they attempt to leapfrog Nashville in the standings. Watch live on the YES App with us!

MLS: New York City FC at Nashville SC Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports


Completely forgot to update this due to anger. We’re down 3-0.


54’: Johnson saves. Yikes.


Second half has begun. Hoping City can mount a comeback and take something from this match, but not expecting much.


HT: NYCFC trail Nashville 2-0 at the half. This is exactly why MLS needs international breaks. This is a key matchup between two of the best teams in the East and one is missing 3/4’s of its regular starting defense.



30’: Despite being the better team, NYCFC again find themselves trailing on the road.

Anton Tinnerholm holds Hany Muhktar onside and he sneaks a shot under Johnson for a goal.



9’: SAVE! Sean Johnson keeps Nashville off the board.


We’re off in the Music City! Can the depleted Night Owls overcome Nashville on the road?


Rosters are out! As anticipated, Vuk Latinovich gets his first NYCFC start tonight in the absence of virtually every other center back at their disposal. Judging by the rest of the lineup, it seems Alfredo Morales will line up at center back alongside Vuk.


Rosters

New York City FC Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: Nicolas Acevedo, James Sands
  • International Duty: James Sands (USA), Alex Callens (PAN), Maxime Chanot (LUX), Gudi Thorarinsson (ICE)
  • Injury Report:
  • OUT: Héber (knee)

Nashville SC Starting XI:

  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: Walker Zimmerman (USA), Alistair Johnson (CAN), Anibal Godoy (PAN), Randall Leal (CRC)
  • Injury Report: N/A

Referees: Timothy Ford (referee); Claudiu Badea, Oscar Mitchell-Carvalho (assistant referees); Silviu Petrescu (4th official); Fotis Bazakos (VAR)


How To Watch

Match date & time: September 3, 7:30 PM ET

Venue: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN

Online streaming: YES App (live stream), ESPN+

TV: YES (tape delay)

Local radio: NYCFC.com/radio

The story: NYCFC’s 2-0 win over the league-leading New England Revolution last weekend was a statement win. While the Boys in Blue remain 15 points behind their rivals in the Eastern Conference, they have three games in hand and will have an opportunity to face them again next weekend.

But for now, they must get past Nashville SC, a team that came out of nowhere this season in terms of results. In just their second season of existence, Nashville has put together quite the season in 2021, grabbing 35 points in 21 games, good for third in the East. Nashville has drawn a lot of games — 11 draws to 8 wins. But they’ve managed to avoid losing, with only two losses on the season and none of them at home.

Despite the ability to avoid losses, Nashville would possibly be considered underdogs to NYCFC who have a ton of talent at their disposal. The only problem is that they’re missing most of their usual defensive line due to World Cup Qualifiers, with James Sands, Alex Callens, Maxime Chanot, and Gudi Thorarinsson all away on international duty. Couple that with the fact that Nashville is missing key players of their own, and this game is an absolutel crap shoot.

The Night Owls will have their work cut out for them if they are to take all three points in this one.

This post will update with highlights and information as we receive it.