Match Report vs. Nashville

VANCOUVER, BC – Whitecaps FC fell to a 3-0 loss against Western Conference side Nashville SC at BC Place this Saturday night.

The first half saw Nashville open the scoring following a quick counter attack. Randall Leal’s end-to-end run finished with a low right footed shot off the far post and into the back of the net in the 19th minute of the match.

Minutes later, Hany Mukhtar’s delivery off a corner kick found its way through to Jack Maher inside the box. The defender then doubled his squad’s advantage inside the 23rd minute.

The second half would see the away side cushioning their lead following a free kick opportunity. Maher’s looping header from the right side of the box would find its way into the netting in the 50th minute of the match.

The 'Caps were down to 10-men shortly after as Lucas Cavallini was shown a red card in the 53rd minute of the match.

The Blue & White wouldn’t give up though. Pedro Vite made a quick turn inside the area and his shot then strike off the post inside the 75th minute of the match.

The away side were awarded a penalty kick in the late stages of the match, but goalkeeper Thomas Hasal saved Dax McCarty’s attempt from the spot in the 90th minute.

Up next for the ‘Caps is a road match at PayPal Park against San Jose Earthquakes next Sunday, September 4, with kickoff set to be at 6:30 p.m. PT. You can catch all the action live on TSM and AM730. The 'Caps are back home at BC Place against LA Galaxy on Wednesday, September 14, and against Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday, September 17. For tickets visit whitecapsfc.com/tickets.

MATCH DETAILS

VWFC GE Appliances Player of Quality: Ryan Gauld
Attendance: 16,361
Referee: Jon Freemon

Scoring Summary
19’ – NSH – Randall Leal (Aníbal Godoy)
23’ – NSH – Jack Maher (Hany Mukhtar)
50’ – NSH – Jack Maher (Ethan Zubak, Hany Mukhtar)

Statistics
Possession:
VAN 46.7% – NSH 53.3%
Shots: VAN 12 – NSH 10
Shots on Goal: VAN 0 – NSH 5
Saves: VAN 1 – NSH 0
Fouls: VAN 16 – NSH 16
Offsides: VAN 0 – NSH 1
Corners: VAN 2 – NSH 2

Cautions
36’ – VAN – Javain Brown
44’ – VAN – Tristan Blackmon
63’ – NSH – Taylor Washington
76’ – NSH – Sean Davis
90’ – NSH – Daniel Lovitz

Ejection
53’ – VAN – Lucas Cavallini

Vancouver Whitecaps FC
1.Thomas Hasal; 23.Javain Brown (2.Marcus Godinho 65’), 4.Ranko Veselinović, 6.Tristan Blackmon; 19.Julian Gressel, 20.Andrés Cubas, 16.Sebastian Berhalter (9.Lucas Cavallini HT), 27.Ryan Raposo (11.Cristian Dájome HT); 18.Alessandro Schöpf (45.Pedro Vite 65’), 25.Ryan Gauld ©; 24.Brian White (87.Tosaint Ricketts 73’)

Substitutes not used
55.Cody Cropper, 26.Florian Jungwirth, 28.Jake Nerwinski, 31.Russell Teibert

Nashville SC
1.Joe Willis; 15.Eric Miller, 5.Jack Maher, 4.Dave Romney, 23.Taylor Washington; 20.Aníbal Godoy (27.Brian Anunga 78’); 54.Sean Davis (6.Dax McCarty 85’), 19.Alex Muyl; 8.Randall Leal (14.Jacob Shaffelburg 65’); 10.Hany Mukhtar © (26.Luke Haakenson 65’), 11.Ethan Zubak (2.Daniel Lovitz 78’)

Substitutes not used
30.Elliot Panicco, 18.Shaq Moore, 21.Ahmed Longmire, 25.Walker Zimmerman