Nashville SC supported Whitecaps FC 3-0 in Week 27 of the USA – MLS 2022, with two goals from Jack Maher. The away goals came from Randall Leal (18′ 1T) and Jack Maher (22′ 1T and 3′ 2T).
Randall Leal rocked the stadium with his definition in the 18th minute of the first leg. After an assist from Aníbal Godoy, the midfielder found the goal from the middle and beat the opposing goalkeeper to score a great goal at the right post.
Nashville SC midfielder Dax McCarty missed a chance to put on the lead after he missed a penalty in the 89th minute of the second half.
Jack Maher was the character of the game. The Nashville SC defender was essential to score 2 goals and throw 8 balls out of harm’s way.
Another key player in the game was Randall Leal. The Nashville SC midfielder was the author of 1 goal.
The match between the two teams stood out with a dirty game. Several were booked: Javain Brown, Tristan Blackmon, Taylor Washington, Sean Davis and Daniel Lovitz. Lucas Cavallini was sent off for a straight red in the 52nd minute of the second half.
Whitecaps FC coach Vanni Sartini developed a 3-6-1 strategy with Thomas Hasal in goal; Javain Brown, Ranko Veselinovic and Tristan Blackmon on the defensive line; Julian Gressel, Andrés Cubas, Sebastian Berhalter, Ryan Raposo, Alessandro Schöpf and Ryan Gauld in the middle; and Brian White on offense.
Those led by Gary Smith, in turn, finished with a 4-4-2 scheme with Joe Willis under the three sticks; Eric Miller, Jack Maher, Dave Romney and Taylor Washington on defense; Sean Davis, Aníbal Godoy, Alex Muyl and Randall Leal in midfield; and Hany Mukhtar and Ethan Zubak in front.
The judge selected for the game at BC Place Stadium was Jon Freemon.
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